Wesley Fenske leads one more rifle salute at age 95
Wesley Fenske, 95, led his last Memorial Day rifle salute at Lincolnville Cemetery Monday after volunteering for nearly two decades. A member of the Gilbert-Poppe American Legion Post 347, Fenske said he volunteered because it was something that needed to be done. In an interview last year, he said that if his health ever became an issue, he would pass it along to someone else. That time has come. Roy Houdyshell of Lincolnville, and a member of the American Legion post, said he believed Fenske was the oldest person in Marion County to lead the rifle salute at Memorial Day services. He could even be one of the oldest participants in Kansas—if not the oldest, he said.