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Edward Robert "Ed" Fenneman


1947 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Edward Robert "Ed" Fenneman Obituary
Edward "Ed" Robert Fenneman
October 5, 1947 - December 21, 2017
Ed is the son of Edward L. and Jean Fenneman and was born in Chicago, Illinois on October 5, 1947. When he was a child he and his family moved to So. California, where he attended Charter Oak High School, Chaffey College and the University of La Verne. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1964-1971, receiving an Honorable discharge.
Ed joined the La Verne Fire Department in 1976 and retired as Battalion Chief in 2006. For 25 of his 31 years with the City of La Verne, Ed was well known for his work on the city's 4th of July fire works show. The citizens of La Verne always appreciated his hard work.
Ed and his wife, Barbara, enjoyed traveling many times throughout the United States in their RV, visiting many beautiful and historical sites along the way. During their travels they managed to visit 48 of the 50 states. He loved wood working and created many beautiful items to include clocks, pens, bowls and many other projects. Most of the items he created he gifted to friends and family during the holiday season and on birthdays.
Ed was a wonderful and loving husband, father and grandfather. He is survived by his wife, Barbara of 41 years; daughters, Kimberly Randall (Scott) and Melanie Abrams (James); grandchildren, Rachel Randall and Rubio Avila Jr.; sisters, Rica Kemp and Dana Tartaglia; brother-in-law, Tim Beadle; niece, Krystin Drechsler; and nephews, Kent and Lance Beadle. He is predeceased by his eldest grandson, Corey Randall; parents, Ed and Jean Fenneman; and sister, Lisa Kelley.
A memorial service will be held on Monday, January 8, 2018, at 11:00a.m. at the Claremont United Church of Christ, 233 Harrison Avenue in Claremont with Pastor Jacob Buchholz officiating. Private interment will take place at Quantico National Cemetery in Quantico, Virginia. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations in Ed's memory be made to the (www.cancer.org).
Published in Inland Valley Daily Bulletin on Jan. 4, 2018
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