Obit: Fensome, Rev. Walter (1906 – 1967)

Contact: Audrey Roedl

Surnames: Fensome, Bishner

----Source” The Loyal Tribune (Loyal, Clark County, WI) 28 Sept 1967

Fensome, Rev. Walter (07 May 1885 – 22 Sept 1967)

The Rev. Walter Fensome, 82, retired minister of the Wisconsin Conference of the Free Methodist Churches, died Friday, September 22, at Memorial Hospital in Neillsville. Death by caused by complications.

Services will be conducted on Thursday, September 28 at 2 p.m. at the Free Methodist Church in Loyal. The Rev. Paul Miller will officiate and hewill be assisted by the Rev. J. K. Peckham, Janesville, and Rev. Eustace Kirkpatrick, Dist. Supt., Woodstock, Illinois. The Myre Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Burial will be made in the Loyal cemetery.

The Rev. Fensome was born in England on May 7, 1885, and was married at Cransfield, England, April 16, 1906 to Emilie Bishner, who preceded him in death on February 26, 1955. The couple came to the United States shortly after their marriage and settled on a farm at Walworth. Later they moved to Chetek where theyalso farmed until 1929 when he went into the ministry. He served in parishes in northern Wisconsin and in 1929 came to Humbird where he served until 1942 when he retired and moved to Loyal.

Pallbearers were Everett Kauffman, Bernard Clouse, Ross Stevens, Dennis Larson, Harold Schilnsog, and Ross Stuve.

Kathy Kauffman will be the organist. Mr. and Mrs. EugeneCorrell will sing “He’ll Understand” and Mrs. Correll will sing a solo “Is This The Last Day.” At the cemetery a duet will be sang by the Corrells “I’ll Meet You In The Morning.”

Rev. Fensome was a affiliated with the Wisconsin Conference of Free Methodist Churches.

He is survived by two daughters, Miss Alice Fensome, Winona Lake, Indiana; and Miss Ethel Fensome, Loyal; and one son, Herbert, Spencer; two brothers, Herbert and Albert Fensome, England; two grandchildren; and two great=grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son in infancy and a sister.



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