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Paul F. Fenske, 31

Paul Floyd Fenske, age 31, of Silver Lake, passed away Saturday, Feb.23, 2013, from injuries he received in a snowmobile accident.

He was born Oct. 8, 1981, in Winsted, the son of Floyd and Ann Bayerl Fenske.

Paul graduated from Lester Prairie High School in 2000, and from Mankato State University with a bachelor of science degree in 2004.

Paul was joined in holy marriage with Kristi Schultz Dec. 9, 2006, at Bethel Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie.

Paul was employed at Millerbernd Manufacturing in Winsted as a manufacturing engineer.

He was a lifelong member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted.

Paul enjoyed boating, four-wheeling, snowmobiling, spending time with family and friends, ice fishing, yard work, taking trips, helping friends and family, playing basketball, and building or fixing things.

He is survived by his loving wife, Kristi Fenske of Silver Lake; parents Floyd and Ann Fenske of Lester Prairie; his sister, Angie (Ryan) Dobey of Waverly; his nephew and niece, Christopher and Ava; father-in-law and mother-in-law Karlo and Betty Schultz; grandmother-in-law Della Schultz; aunts, uncles, cousins, and many other relatives and friends.

Paul was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Frank and Mary Bayerl; and paternal grandparents Roland and Evelyn Fenske.

A Mass of Christian Burial took place Thursday, Feb. 28 at 11 am. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. Interment followed at Holy Trinity Cemetery.

Visitation was Wednesday, Feb. 27 from 4 to 9 p.m. at the Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted, with a prayer service at 9 p.m. Visitation continued Thursday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home.

Casket bearers were Adam Birkholz, Josh Eckstein, Roy LaFebvre, Jamie Dulebohn, Dave Vacek, Garrett Ehrke, and Rick Ehrke.

Arrangements were handled by the Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted.  Online condolences may be made to www.chilson funeralhome.com.