On Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, after a 10-year battle with cancer, Dennis Fenton, 63, is now at rest.
Born to Jeanne and (O.F.) Fred Fenton in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, Dennis graduated from Burlington High
School and Southeastern Community College and attended Northeast Missouri State College, where he was a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity. Dennis was in the material handling business for the past 39 years. For the past eight years, he was Eastern Iowa territory manager for Industrial Battery Service of Iowa and previously was with Iowa Battery and Big River Equipment.
On Oct. 19, 1974, Dennis married Karen Porter in Burlington. Together they enjoyed raising their daughters, Jennifer and Jessica, in Cedar Rapids.
Dennis was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, where he was an usher for many years. Dennis was an avid reader, and enjoyed golf and fishing. He was especially pleased that he was able to take his granddaughter, Hayley, to Uncle Scott's pond to fish. Dennis enjoyed traveling and especially trips to Wisconsin.
Dennis is survived by his loving wife, Karen; his daughters, Jennifer Simonton and son-in-law Bryce of Waukee and Jessica French and son-in-law Ryan of Des Moines; his granddaughter, Hayley Simonton; his mother, Jeanne Fenton of Burlington; brothers, Ted (Julie) of Burlington and Stuart (Linda) of Bartlesville, Okla.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Sue and Bill Bauer, Scott and Jeri Porter and Debbie and Steve Cain; nieces and nephews; and many good friends.
Dennis was preceded in death by his infant brother, Larry; his father, Fred Fenton; and his in-laws, Glen and Delores Porter.
The family would like to thank Dennis and Karen's employers, IBS and Berthel Fisher & Co. for their support and under-standing. The family also would like to thank Dr. Nabi and staff at the Hall Perrine Cancer Center and St. Luke's Hospital Emergency Room for their loving care of Dennis.
Memorial services for Dennis will be 11 a.m. Monday at St. Paul United Methodist Church, Cedar Rapids. Friends may call at Cedar Memorial Westside Chapel on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be given to St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Jimmy V Cancer Foundation or the Wounded Warrior Transitional Battalion, Fort Carson, Colo.
Please leave a message or tribute to the Fenton family on the Web page, www.cedarmemorial.com under Obituaries.
Posted on Saturday, 18 October 2014