Donald Eugene FenelonAugust 13, 1943 ~ June 4, 2017 (age 73)
Donald Fenelon (Fenoli or Fen) 73 died at 6:30 pm June 4 2017 of aspiration pneumonia (cigarette smoking). He was the youngest of five. He was born in Mobridge SD, raised in Aberdeen SD and worked in an SSA district office in Huron SD. He came to Baltimore MD to central office of Social Security Adm as a programmer and met his wife Christine Fenelon in programming class in July 1969.
Don and Chris had no children together but Chris has a son Jeff Sutch who lives in Seattle. Don’s sister Mary Cooper is the only sibling still alive. Mary has two boys Tom Cooper and Joe Cooper. His brother Bill had one girl Sheryl who is married to Kelly Clouse.
Don enjoyed his work at SSA but retired early at 48 when SSA was changing his job. He was very good at his job and helped SSA change from paper forms to Magnetic tape for transmission and storage of earnings information.
Don was full of jokes and entertained all he met by keeping them laughing. Don loved to fish (walleye), play pool, play video poker and regular poker, bowl, play softball, play volleyball and play fantasy golf. He loved hunting when he was younger (pheasant mostly).
He loved anything South Dakota. He followed anybody on the web who played sports and was from SD. He was very tall (6 ft 7 in). He was very smart and loved talking to anybody about anything.
Friends and family may call at the Candle Light Funeral Home by Craig Witzke on Sunday, June 11, 2017 , 2:00pm to 4:00pm for a memorial gathering. Interment private.
In lieu of flowers: The family requests, please refrain from sending any flowers.