Robert "Bob" Fenker
1944 - 2021
Fenker, Robert "Bob" 3/7/1944 - 9/13/2021 Indian River Robert B. Fenker (Bob) 77 of Indian River, Michigan passed away Monday September 13, 2021. He was born on March 7, 1944 in Detroit, Michigan to Ted and Peg Fenker who preceded him in death along with his sister and brother-in-law, Barb and Jerry Gerstler. Bob attended Ypsilanti Public Schools graduating in 1962 after which he joined the U.S. Navy. Returning home, Bob worked at the Ford Motor Company before going into the pizza business with his best friend Rick Dapprich and Rick's brother Gary Dapprich at Milano's Pizza. Bob was an avid reader, loved music and watching his favorite sports teams- the Detroit Pistons, Detroit Red Wings and U of M Basketball!! Bob is survived by his wife Ruth Ann and daughter Becky, both of Indian River; his brother Gary Hugo Fenker and his sister Susan (Mark) Purcell, both of Ypsilanti; his nephew Scott (Michelle) Gerstler of Owosso and his niece Tara Noffsinger of Suttons Bay; great niece and nephews Jake and Lindsey Gerstler and Theo Noffsinger. Due to the pandemic a memorial service will be held at a later date. His wife and family hope you will remember him fondly and think of him often while enjoying a good pizza, a cold beer, some loud, classic rock 'n roll or rooting for one of his favorite sports teams! Go Pistons, Go Red Wings, Go Wolverines!!
Published by Ann Arbor News from Sep. 16 to Sep. 18, 2021.
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Share many memories of Bob and Rick. Especially math class. They,along with, Ron Clark and Steve Fedor gave me such a hard time. I considered him a true friend. My condolences to his family.
Kathleen Draper Coniam
September 18, 2021
Bob was a true friend of many. A gentle giant of a man he was. As he partnered with the Dapperich brothers in the Milano Pizza business, they made the best pizza in Ypsilanti for years. Condolences to his wife and family. Bob will forever be remembered by many. Peace be with you my friend.
Don "Crow" Novak
September 17, 2021
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