Dan Fenton 1939-2021
Dan Richard Fenton, 82, of Mayetta, passed away Thursday, April 22, 2021, at his home in Mayetta.
He was born Jan. 26, 1939, in Washington, D.C., the son of Charles B. and Maude E. (Skinner) Fenton. He graduated from Mayetta High School in 1957.
Shortly after graduating, Dan proudly served his country with the United States Army. After his discharge he worked 25 years with Armco Steel in Topeka. He was also a Hyster Driver and had worked as a courier for Stormont-Vail. Dan was the sexton and caretaker at Mayetta Cemetery for more than 25 years.
Dan is survived by many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. Local nieces include Judy Gonzales (Bruce), Tammy Brown and Marci Ramage (Chad) all of Topeka; and local great-nieces and great-nephews include Kristina, Bryce, Bryman, Brandon, Michael, Nicholas, Joshua, Camille, Katlyn and T.J.
Dan was preceded in death by his sisters, Ruth Coffman and Hester Craig; and his brothers, James and Charles Fenton.
Graveside funeral services with military honors will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 27 at Mayetta Cemetery. The family will greet friends from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 26 at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton.
Memorial contributions may be given to Holton Community Hospital Hospice, sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436. To leave a special message for the family, visit www.mercerfuneralhomes.com