Robert A. Fenske, Sr. 63, passed away peacefully October 14th, 2022 in the comfort of his home.
“Bob” as he was affectionally known was born August 29, 1959 to Allen and Mary Fenske in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Bob served our country proudly in the U.S. Navy retiring after 27 years of faithful and loyal service as a “nuke”. He was a mentor to many fellow shipmates and was often considered to be one of the all-time best at his job. Although he loved the Navy, his greatest love was his family. Bob loved his family/friends and loved seeing and spending time with his grandchildren and “faux grandchildren”. He loved going to wine and bourbon festivals with his youngest daughter and friends, movie Mondays with his oldest daughter and granddaughter, and talking about the military and electronics with his son. A surprise to many; he had many hobbies. He would do beautiful needle point pictures when he was out on deployment to surprise his wife with upon his return. He even taught shipmates how to do it for their wives. Most recent was woodworking…the old-fashioned way. He made some beautiful pieces when time allowed. Those who knew and loved Bob, knew he would help anyone he could whether it was monetary, or with his vast knowledge of almost every subject. Bob will always be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, shipmate and friend. He will be deeply missed.
Left to cherish his memory is: wife, Terri Fenske; daughter, Tami Culver and husband Steven; son, Robert Fenske Jr.; daughter, Staci Calmbacher and husband Devin; two grandchildren Bailei and Parker; three sisters: Meri Fenske Ruiz, Carrie Geske and Leona Fenske and a brother, Tony Brett
A graveside service will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday November 9th, 2022 at Albert G. Horton Jr, Memorial Veterans Cemetery in Suffolk. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Glioblastoma Foundation, the email to place on the donation is [email protected]
There will also be a Celebration of Life for Bob Friday, November 11th, 2022 from 1-5pm at: 5201 Kennebeck Ave Norfolk VA 23513
Please check on Facebook, or message Staci or Terri for details.
Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery
5310 Milners Rd, Suffolk, VA 23434
Celebration of Life
5201 Kennebeck Ave Norfolk VA 23513
1:00pm - 5:00pm