Gerald J. ‘Jerry’ Fenske

July 2, 1959 - Sept. 11, 2011

Gerald J. "Jerry" Fenske, 52, died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011.

He is survived by his wife, Jackie; children, Nicholas, Emma and Hannah Fenske; brother, Ron Fenske (wife Jan); sisters, Marilyn Glenn (husband Robert), Diane Marx and Shirley Mealy; along with several other family and many friends.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Laura; his brother, Ken; and a sister, Sharon.

He was director of operations for Olive Garden Restaurants for more than 20 years. Jerry had a great sense of humor. He enjoyed sports and his Harley. Jerry was everyone’s "Who is your Hero?" He especially loved his wife and children, who he raised in the image of himself, and his family, including his golden retrievers. One of his favorite activities was watching Nick, Emma and Hannah participate in sports.

He was extremely unselfish and will be greatly missed.

Services were held Thursday, Sept. 15, at French Funerals and Cremations, 9300 Golf Course Road NW, Albuquerque, N.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9 a.m. today, Sept. 16, at St. Joseph on the Rio Grande, 5901 St. Joseph’s Ave. NW, with burial to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the TGEN Foundation for pancreatic cancer research at

French Funerals and Cremations, 505-897-0300, is serving the family. Please visit the online guestbook for Jerry at