Ernest F. Fennig
Ernest Frederick Fennig, 90, of Berne passed away on Sunday, July 8, 2012. He was born on November 25, 1921 in Berne to Charles Frederick and Cora (Yoss) Fennig. He was married on August 6, 1950 at the First Missionary Church in Berne to Florine Rosina Steury.
He was valedictorian of the class of 1940 at Hartford High School and graduated in engineering from Tri-State College in 1943 as president of the senior class. During World War II, he served in the Army Corps of Engineers and was assigned to the Manhattan Project, working at a physics lab at Columbia University and later at the Y12 Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Following the war, he worked for Western-Electric in New York City and Allentown, Pennsylvania.
He and his wife lived in Indianapolis, where they were members of Hope Church and Castleview Baptist Church. He worked as a mechanical engineer at the architect firm of Allen & Kelley. In 1965, he started his own engineering firm, Fennig & Weir, retiring in 1994. Sixty-year residents of Indianapolis, they moved back to Berne in 2010.
He is survived by his wife; two sons, Jeffrey (Paula) Fennig; and Joel Fennig; sister, Corene Steury; brother, Brice Fennig; and seven grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, George Mitchell Fennig; and Dr. John Fennig; and two brothers, Leon and Martel Fennig.
Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 11 at Swiss Village, 1350 W. Main St., Berne. Memorial service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 12 also at Swiss Village.
Memorials may be made to Swiss Village.
Arrangements provided by Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home in Berne. Sign the guest book online at yagerkirchhofer.com.