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David Fenske

David Ashton Fenske, 71, Luverne, died Friday, April 4, 2014, at the Sanford Hospice Cottage in Luverne after a short battle with leukemia.  
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at Grace Lutheran Church in Luverne. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.
David Fenske was born May 1, 1942, to Donald and Norma (Nelson) Fenske in Port Angeles, Wash. The family settled on a farm in Blue Earth. David graduated in 1962 from Waldorf College in Forest City, Iowa, and attended Augustana College in Sioux Falls, S.D.
On Aug. 5, 1962, he married Judith Kuyper in Blue Earth. Together they raised three daughters and lived in various towns including Blue Earth, Rapid City, S.D., and finally Luverne in August 2013. David spent his career working in the farm equipment and machinery industry in various capacities from staff training, to sales, to management. He also spent time working in real estate in his later years. 
He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to spend time in the woods of the Black Hills riding ATVs, camping, and hunting. David was known for sharing his mastery of carpentry and machinery repair. He also used these skills in many artistic endeavors, designing and building intricate metal sculptures.
David is survived by his wife, Judy Fenske, Luverne; three daughters, Christina (Kevin) Kaiser, Shoreview, Casey (Lee) Westphal, Hills, and Corissa Erhardt, New Ulm; six grandchildren, Sarah, Laura and Benjamin Kaiser, Joanna and McKenna Westphal, and Jessica Armstrong; and two nieces, Ann and Katy Peterson, both of Calamus, Iowa.
David was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Virginia (Fenske) Peterson, and a niece, Kari Peterson.
Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.
Arrangements are by Dingmann Funeral Home of Luverne,

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