Donald D. Fenne

Donald D. Fenne

Leesburg, FL/Madison: Donald Duane Fenne, age 73, of Leesburg, Florida, died Saturday, July 7, 2012 at Agrace Hospice, Madison.

He was born May 1, 1939 in Madison, the son of Edwin and Edith (Harris) Fenne. Donald enjoyed fishing, bowling and watching NASCAR races. His greatest passion was sharing his great singing voice, playing his guitar and karaoke. He lived in Leesburg, FL, but traveled back to Madison to visit with his family every summer. He served in the U.S. Army.

Donald is survived by sons, Donald (Kim) Fenne, Jr., David (Shelly) Fenne, Rocky (Donna) Fenne, Christian (Heather) Delaney, Chris Fenne, daughters, Theresa (Roberto) Solis, Shelly Brennan, Juanita (Toribio) Medina, Dena Fenne; brothers, David, Paul, Tom and Ricky; sisters, Doris and Linda; and his companion Fran McManus. He is further survived by 29 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edwin and Edith Fenne; ex-wife, Jo Ellen Andruss; and brothers, Chris, Perry and Edwin “Sonny” Fenne.

A special thanks to his niece Lori Fenne and granddaughter Tamara Solis for caring for him at home. Also Agrace HospiceCare and VA Hospital.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 12, 2012 at JOYCE-RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 5701 Odana Road with Reverend Dave Bechtold (of City Church) officiating.

Burial will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be at the funeral home on Wednesday, July 11 from 5 – 7 p.m. and again on Thursday at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

Once upon a summer’s morning, you were placed upon the wings of the beautiful Angel Jo Ellen to take you to the King. You entered into heaven, dad, where God has a plan for you. So sad to say goodbye, dad, this pain we never knew. You left your mark on all of us through music, laughter and love, just like the song you sang; “On the Wings of a Snow White Dove”. Grandpa and old grampa, we’ll miss you for always. Thank you for the memories to last for all our days. Never will we forget you grandpa. You’re always in our hearts. We’ve loved you for eternity, right from the very start. You have been the best that we have ever known. Thank you for all your kindness dad, and the love that you have shown. We know you are an angel, the grandest of them all; for here on earth you have been ours; our daddy standing tall.