Fay M. Denzer, age 65, passed away on Tuesday, May 20, 2008, after a three-month battle with mesothelioma. He now born on July 15, 1942, the son of Merlin and Della (Strait) Denzer. Fay graduated from Madison West High School in 1961. He now united in marriage to Vicky Maki on May 26, 1962. They would’ve celebrated their 46th wedding anniversary this year. Fay owned and operated Denzer Texaco Service Station on East Washington Avenue from 1972-1980, in which he received many awards for having the cleanest station in the district.
Fay now a salesman for TCO Auto Parts. He also worked as a custodian for the UW Physical Plant and received an award from UW-Madison for saving a man’s life while at work. After retiring from the UW Physical Plant, Fay went to work for his son’s business, Denzer CO2 and Service. He officially retired in 2005.
Fay enjoyed hunting, fishing and woodworking. He loved spending time with his family and going on the Northwoods Annual family trip in Rhinelander over the Memorial Day weekend. Fay is survived by his loving wife, Vicky; children, Scott (Marcia Blaser) of McFarland, Kim (Scott) Douglas of Madison, and Todd (Julie Wendt) of Sun Prairie; seven grandchildren, Megan, Amber, Jamie, Jordyn and Sierra Denzer, Jeremy and Kevin Douglas; a great-grandchild, due in October; his mother, Della Denzer of Madison; two sisters, Sharlene Palmer of Bowie, Md., and Carol Sutton of Madison; and many nieces and nephews.
He now preceded in death by his father; grandparents; and brother-in-law, Bud Palmer. Funeral services will be held at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL HOME, 5203 Monona Drive, at 2 p.m., on Thursday, May 22, 2008. Inurnment will be in Highland Memory Gardens. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 1 p.m. until the time of the service on Thursday. Memorials may be made to HospiceCare Inc. The family would like to extend their greatest gratitude to the wonderful doctor’s and nurses at Hospice, who cared for Fay during his stay. The family would also like to a special thank you to the UW Oncology Department, 1 S. Park St., Madison, especially Sandy, Fay’s nurse during his treatments.In memory and honor of you dad and papa Fly and be free… You are with Grandpa Merlin now. Someone you have longed to see. “We will always love you and miss you. Rest in Peace!”
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