Charles E. Fenlon M.D.
May 20, 1928 - May 1, 2010
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Fenlon, Charles E., M.D. “Chick” Charles Fenlon, M.D., passed away on May 1, 2010 at Theda Clark Medical Center. Chick was born on May 20, 1928, in Oak Park, Illinois. Chick was a Family Physician for over 50 years. He had three distinct medical careers. He practiced solo and group medicine from 1957 to 1977,…

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Dr. Keith Buchanan left a message on May 11, 2010:
Dear Peggy and Family, I was shocked and saddened to hear that Chick had passed. As you know, Chick became a very important person in my life when he and I joined to form Appleton Family Practice in 1971. It was his wonderful leadership that led to this very successful enterprise. Chick was a great doctor -it was obviou that his patients loved him. It was with his wisdom, dedication and hard work that Appleton Family Practice grew from the 2 of us in 1971 to 28 excellent doctors in 1993. I'm still amazed how Chick almost singlehandedly got the Family Practice Residency started and look how that has grown. I noted in his obituary that his greatest love was teaching the residents- what a great legacy. Chick will truly be missed. He certainly was one of the giants in the medical community. Sandy and I send our love and condolences to you and your wonderful family.
Jack and Sue Swanson left a message on May 5, 2010:
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.Your parents have contributed so greatly to our community. We are fellow Iowans and graduates of University of Iowa Medical School as well. Blessings be to you and their legacy.
Patti (Mastey) Murphy left a message on May 4, 2010:
I am sad to learn of the death of Dr. Fenlon, a warm and caring man and an exceptional doctor. I was fortunate to work for Dr. Fenlon at Family Practice in the early 70's. Many fond memories will be with me always. I send my sympathy to his family and friends. May God be with you as you deal with this great loss. God Bless, Patti
Diane (Abraham) Joyce left a message on May 4, 2010:
Dear Fenlon Family, I was blessed with the opportunity to work with Dr. Fenlon as a nurse practitioner at the Family Practice Residency Center. He was very kind to me, patient and good natured. His dedication to all was outstanding. God bless you, Dr. Fenlon.
Nancy and Steve Johnshoy left a message on May 4, 2010:
Chick Fenlon was a wonderful, gentle man. His quiet influence was behind many significant and important projects and initiatives in the Fox Valley. Many a person has directly benefitted from Chick's "sponsorship" as he pushed and encouraged us to succeed in our careers, in public service and in our personal lives. Few people have impacted so many in such a positive way. Chick lived and loved every day of his almost 82 years of life. We will miss his wonderful sense of humor, his devilish smile and his excellent company. Cheers to you Chick! Nancy and Steve Johnshoy
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Hugh and Pat Hessler left a message on May 4, 2010:
When we lived in Appleton for eleven years, Chick and Char were are closest friends. Our families grew up together and we we have lasting memories of our times together ,especially at Fence Lake. Chick was the kindest most gentle person we have ever known. HIs devotion to his family was ever present and his treatment of his medical patients was always the best.
Kathy kubichek left a message on May 3, 2010:
Chick was a very fine man and gentle soul. I worked with him when he was involved in the alzheimer association. Peggy you are in my thoughts you were my teacher for nursing I have many found memories of the both of you. God bless
Connie left a message on May 3, 2010:
Dr. Fenlon delivered me in 1962 and was my childhood physician. I remember him as a very tall but gentle man. I was afraid of most everyone as a child but not Dr. Fenlon. I ran into him a year or two ago and he actually remembered my family! RIP Dr. Fenlon and thank you for your many years of practicing medicine in our community. My prayers and condolences to the entire family.
David and Ann Watson left a message on May 3, 2010:
Peggy, Ann and I were so sad to hear of Chick's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Love, Ann & Dave Watson
JOHN C HAUGNER, JR left a message on May 3, 2010:
Dear Fenlon Family, Your Dad was a wonderful friend and an invaluable professional to the Haugner clan. I know that my folks treasured your friendship and delighted in your events together. Please know of our prayers for your loss. May God hold you all close for a while. With deepest sympathy, John (Jr.) & Lynn Haugner
Judy Smith left a message on May 3, 2010:
My mother, Dorothy (Red) Smith worked with Chick for many years at his various offices, starting at the Zilke Bldg. He was my doctor while growing up in Appleton. He was a wonderful man and one my Mom and Dad (Wes) clearly enjoyed and respected. My Mom is 92 and living in Spring Green. If she could she would let you know how much she enjoyed the years of working with Dr. Fenlon. Our thoughts are with the family, Judy Smith
Mike Thomas left a message on May 2, 2010:
Family, Fence Lake, giving back to the medical profession, ensuring Grandpa Bates lived his final years in dignity, the wine and cheese and family conversations. Uncle Chick was truly one that left a significant impact with all that he touched along the way. His good nature, his easy mannerisms and the clear love of his family will always be memories that I will cherish. I wish all the best to my cousins and their families in this time of loss, but know that they all will be filled with great memories of a terrific person.
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