SHEBOYGAN — The longtime owner and operator of Roy’s Christmas Trees in the Town of Sheboygan passed away unexpectedly on Sunday at the age of 73.
Roy A. Fenske was a 1962 graduate of Sheboygan South High School and served his county in the National Guard before being employed at at Kohler Farms and Buteyn Excavating according to his obituary.
Fenske began his career in Christmas trees over 59 years ago, selling trees on a lot with Louie Weber on Indiana Avenue. He moved his Christmas Tree lot to it’s present location on County Road Y south of Superior Avenue in 1971, growing his business from it’s humble beginnings to being known county wide.
Funeral services for Fenske were held Wednesday at Zimmer’s Westview Funeral & Cremation Care Center.
Fenske’s son, Shannon Fenske, will continue to operate Roy’s Christmas Trees which opens Thanksgiving Day.