Larry J. “Clyde” Fekken, age 80, of New Era, passed away Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at home. He was born February 20, 1940 in Shelby the son of Francis and Rica (Hamm) Fekken. He married Ruthann Olejarczyk on November 5, 1995.
Larry served with the U.S. Army 1963-1965. He worked at New Era Canning Company for 42 years and never missed a day of work. He also drove school bus for New Era Christian School for 2 years. He served on the New Era Fire Department 37 ½ years and was fire chief for the last 7 years. Larry served on the New Era Village Board-Roads for two terms (1966-1972 and 1972-1984) taking care of the roads in New Era and putting new signs up. He loved going to the coffee shop.
Larry is survived by his wife, Ruthann Fekken, son, Jay Fekken, and sister, Janice (Arthur) Ash. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be held Monday, July 13th beginning at 10 am at Shelby Road Baptist Church with the funeral service following at 11 am. Memorials for Live-Global (Bibles for Pastor Mark Sterken's misson work) are appreciated and can be directed to Live-Global c/o Shelby Road Baptist Church, 4066 W. Shelby Road, Shelby, MI 49455.
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