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William L. Fennessey

William L. Fennessey

William L Fennessey, 88, a longtime resident of Superior, Wis. died peacefully at Franciscan Health Center, Duluth, Minnesota, with family by his side on Tuesday February 13, 2018

He was born June 11, 1929 in Ashland, Wisconsin to Florence (Girouard) and Leo Fennessey.

He is survived by his children, William (Marsha) Fennessey, Bonnie (Ron Zawacki) Nolan, Tom (Cindy) Fennessey, Jodie (Al) Pittsley all of Superior and Jim (Nancy) Fennessey, Des Moines, IA; 13 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, David (Betty) Good of Bayfield, Wis.; and sister-in-law, Virginia Vosika of Duluth.

Preceding him in death were his parents and his wife Jackie.

Bill was known to many in the area, through his work in the community and career at the First National (M&I) Bank. Bill and Jackie loved the outdoors, and spending time at their cabin on Lake Superior. They also enjoyed traveling in their motor home.

Per Bill's request there will be no public visitation or funeral, but a private family celebration of his life will be held at a later date.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you, to the staff at the Franciscan Health Center, for their kindness and care. The family especially appreciated the personalized attention of Franciscan staff member Karen and Bill's physician Dr. Van Scoy.

Downs Funeral Home, 1617 N.19th Street, Superior, is assisting the family with arrangements.

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