Alvin (Al) J. Fennewald of Carmel, Indiana passed away at the age of 74 after a brief battle with cancer. He will be greatly missed by family and friends.
Al was born in St. Louis (Baden) Missouri on February 9, 1944 to Alvin and Mildred Fennewald. Al has three younger siblings, Linda Halbe of Arizona, Carol Mudd and Jeanie Shine, both of Missouri. The Fennewalds were very involved in the church of Holy Cross in Baden where Al served as an altar boy. Later he attended Christian Brothers College and graduated in 1961.
Al was married to Irene Lawson for 22 years who survives him. He is also survived by his son Michael and grandson Dillon and preceded in death by his daughter Christine.
In 1991 Al married Jennifer Bertram who survives him along with their fur babies, Oliver and Bentley.
After a successful career in retail, Al started his second career in real estate with the F.C. Tucker Company, where he achieved the Presidents Club Award. Al was a member of the Lions Club and a big believer and supporter of the United Way of Indianapolis and Habitat for Humanity. He also enjoyed traveling, the outdoors, and loved working in the garden.
Calling will be held on Saturday, June 9, 2018 from 3-6 PM followed by a memorial service at 6:00 PM at Leppert Mortuary - Smith Carmel Chapel, 900 N. Rangeline Rd., Carmel, IN.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 5635 W. 96th Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46278. (https://www.cancer.org/about-us/local/indiana.html)
We were so sorry to hear Al lost his battle with Esophageal cancer. Al managed our townhome for the last 18 years in Spinnaker Cove. We lived there only 8 months when the military sent us to Colorado Springs in 2000.
He was such a blessing to us. We never had to worry about our townhome. If anything needed to be done, he was very prompt at getting estimates and repair work done. He even did some work himself and never asked for reimbursement. He was always so kind and more of a friend than a business parter. May God bless and comfort you.
I’m so sorry to hear of Al’s death. I am the next door neighbor of the house he owned and rented on Drawbridge Lane. I had the opportunity to talk with Al on numerous occasions when he was at the house and working so diligently to keep it nice. I always appreciated the extra care and attention he took to make sure the house looked good and had good people living there. I considered Al a friend and neighbor as he was always friendly and kind.
I’m so very sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in my prayers. I’m sorry I was not able to attend his memorial service but we were out of town. May God give you peace and comfort with the hope of knowing that Al is living with Him in Heaven.
I knew Al from Baden when we were kids back in the 1950's , in fact he helped me get one of my first jobs as a curb boy at Steak & Shake where he was an assistant manager I believe ... sorry to hear of his passing !
Al was my broker when I bought my condo in Spinnaker Cove. He also was my retal agent then I rented it out for a time while I lived in Florida. I couldn't find a better or more fair person for the job. Al was a people person. My condo was one he had built to live in himself, but then sold it. I was just in touch with him a few months ago. I am considering selling . I am crushed at his passing. We had had many personal talks. He will be personally missed by me and I know by many others. Donna Klein
Al was one of the nicest people i know. he was kind and funny, sincere and hard-working. he was a Top Notch person. credible. you'd want him as a brother or a neighbor. sorry he is no longer with us. the world is a little less gentler.
I had the pleasure of being Al’s family physician for several years before moving to Mississippi 4 years ago. It was always a joy to visit with him when he came to the office. He was always a bright spot in my day. I’m was saddened to read of his passing at such a young age and I’m sure he will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure to know him. Neil Wanee, MD Amory, MS
I worked with Al at F.C. Tucker and he was the best of the best and a unique individual. He was always impeccably dressed, looked like he just stepped out of Gentleman's Quarterly. He was also a very kind and personable realtor, and ALWAYS paused to help new realtors entering the business--and his advice was always good and on the mark. His passing has left me very sad and I send my condolences and prayers to his family.
Our family will greatly miss our friend across the street. I loved chatting about our gardens and watching all of Al's bulbs bloom each spring. Al employed all three of our kids to mow his lawn for probably ten years when he could have easily outsourced this job to a professional. When my youngest left for college, he then hired another neighbourhood family to take her place. He still continued to ask about all of our kids on a regular basis. He was such a kind and gentle soul and will be greatly missed. Thinking of Jenny and all his family.
Jenny Roger and I are so sorry about Al. He was a very special person.
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