Edwin “Bill” Fenstemaker

Funeral services for Edwin” Bill” Fenstemaker, 87, Lawrence will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 7, 2014 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery. He died Tuesday, June 03, 2014 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Edwin was born September 8, 1926 in Lawrence, KS the son of Wilbur Edwin and Mary Jane (Dyer) Fenstemaker.

He was a licensed ham operator for a number of years. He also enjoyed fishing and camping.

He was a police officer for the University of Kansas for 43 years.

He married Roberta Mae Ice on September 13, 1947 in Lawrence. She preceded him in death July 21, 2003.

Survivors include two daughters, Linda Hodson and son-in-law, Robert, Nancy Jane Ruff and son-in-law, Thomas, both of Lawrence; one son, William Edwin Fenstemaker and daughter-in-law, Sun, of South Korea; five grandchildren, Kevin Hodson, KyLee Hodson, Shawn Cool, Clinton Ruff, Eric Fenstemaker; and nine great grandchildren.

The family will greet friends from 10 – 11 a.m. Saturday the 7th prior to the service.

The family suggests memorial in his name to Grace Hospice and may be sent in care of the mortuary.



3 Condolences

  1. Jean Komala on June 5, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    Linda & family

    So sorry for the loss of your loved one.
    God will give you comfort in your time of sorrow.

  2. Delma Hepner on June 5, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    Sorry to Bills family loss. Never personally knew him after all these years but knew Nancy at one time. My regrets and prayers to all of you!. Delma Hepner and family!

  3. jim kerby on June 7, 2014 at 11:48 am

    my sympathies to the family on the passing of your father. I was a police officer with KUPD during the 1970’s/early1980’s, so I worked with both Bill and Roberta. They both always treated me with fairness and kindness which meant a lot to me just getting started in law enforcement, I appreciated it very much. I was proud to know and work with both of them, they were wonderful people. I, and many others, always thought very highly of them. May you find comfort in the thought that they touched the lives of so many during their time on earth, and will be missed.

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