Denny went to be with his Lord and Savior in "Jesusville" on Tuesday, February 26, 2013. Denny is finally at peace and pain free after years of physical trails that began with a near fatal motorcycle accident in 1970. He is now where he has longed to be, in Heaven with all his loved ones who have gone before him..
Denny was born in Freeport, on October 12, 1950 to Delbert and Carol (Schwarze) Fehr. He grew up on the family farm near Rock City. He attended Dakota Schools and graduated from Dakota High School in 1968. He furthered his education at Highland Community College and Western Illinois University.
As a young man he participated in Cub Scouts, 4-H and was FFA member and officer. He was an officer in the Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity at Western and Served from the local to the state level in the U.S. Jaycees. That involvement earned him the distinguished honor of receiving the lifetime achievement award of JCI senator.
Denny's career path took him in many different directions; he served in Ogle County as Country Companies agent, managed jewelry and furniture stores, became a real state agent and business owner. Though it's hard to imagine he actually found great enjoyment in preparing taxes. He prepared taxes in the H & R Block office in Freeport and Tax insights in Phonenix, AZ. where he lived prior to returning to Freeport in 2009.
He attended Crossroads Community Church. He enjoyed spending time with his family, playing cards and sharing his faith. Denny's family would like to thank everyone who took time to say a prayer send a card or visit him. Thank you to all the wonderful people who attended to him at FHN, Liberty Village and FHN Hospice.
Preceding him to Heaven were his parents, Delbert and Carol Fehr, Maternal Grandparents, Robert & Emma Schwarze, Paternal Grandparents, Lester and Bessie E. Fehr, and numerous aunts and uncles. Surviving him are his sister, Diane (Jim) Hayes of Dakota, Brother Doug (Mary) Fehr of Rock City: nieces and nephews, Cortney (Brad) Kurtz, Mandy Fehr, Hannah Fehr, Brent Fehr (Jessica Grismore). Brittany Hayes, Ryan Hayes (Carrie Lloyd) . Cremations Rites were Accorded as per Denny's wishes. A gathering will be held at the Crossroads Community Church, 1668 Crossroads Lane, Freeport, Il from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday March 3, 2013. Memorial services will follow at 4:30 p.m. in the Church with Pastor Glen Williamson officiating.A family burial will follow at a later date. In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established in his name. The Daughenbaugh Funeral Home in Dakota is assisting the family with arrangements.