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John Marion Fey:

John Marion Fey.. President of Fey Industries, Inc. died at 9:00 a.m. February 1, 1981 at his home in Edgerton, MN.

Mr. Fey is survived by his wife Maxine; three sons, Norman E. Fey of Edgerton, Mn; Darwin J. Fey of Denver, Co; Chad E. Fey of Edgerton, Mn; and two daughters, Mrs. Wallace Olson(Pat) of Valley Springs, S.D.; and Mrs. Larry Aanenson(Penni) of Fulda, MN.; and ten grandchildren; two brothers, LeRoy Fey and Ervin Fey both of Edgerton, MN.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. & Mrs. John A. Fey and one sister and five brothers.

He was very active in business and religious affairs. He was Vice President of Agri Fuels, Inc.; on the Board of Directors of the Runals Memorial Assn.; and Elder in the Presbyterian Church; a Lay Minister for the past 13 years, serving several churches of various denominations; Chaplain of the Luverne-Pipestone Gideon Camp; Representative to the Presbyterian Foundation of UPCUSA; Member of Support Department and Stewardship Committee of the Minnesota Valley Presbytery and Chairman of Deferred giving.

A graduate of the Edgerton Public School. He served on that School Board for fifteen years.

He was a veteran of World War II and began his career in publishing in 1945 when he purchased The Shopping News. He later purchased The Edgerton Enterprise and later Fey Printing Company.

In 1965 he founded Fey Industries Inc. and began manufacturing vinyl notebooks, ringbinders and calendars. The company has grown from $55,000 to over $5,000,000 with its stock being traded nationally over the counter.

Ethelyn Fey

Maxine Fey:

Maxine Fey ..was born on May 26, 1924 to Edward and Amanda Hunter in Pipestone County where she was raised. She was one of eleven children and attended District 19 Elementary School in Pipestone County. She graduated from Edgerton Public High School.

On June 11, 1942, she was united in marriage to John Marion Fey. Following their marriage they lived in Edgerton, Minnesota where she helped John in the family owned businesses which included the Edgerton Shopping News, the Edgerton Enterprise and most recently, Fey Industries, Inc., where she served as Vice President until her retirement in 1994. She continued as the Secretary of the Board of Directors.

Maxine was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church in Edgerton, serving two terms as an Elder and several terms as Secretary and/or Treasurer of the Presbyterian Women and her ladies circle. She enjoyed singing in the church choir for forty-eight years. She was an active member of the community, frequently volunteering her services as well as being an active participant as a Community Chest member.

She is lovingly remembered by her three sons, Norman E. Fey & Ethelyn of Edgerton, Darwin J. Fey of Denver, Co; Chad E. Fey & Debra of Luverne, Mn.; and twin daughters Patricia M. Olson & Wally of Champlin, Mn.; Penelope M. Aanenson & Larry of Fulda, Mn. 13 grandchildren, 1 great-granddaughter, 6 sisters, 4 brothers, nieces and nephews and scores of friends.

She was preceded in death by her mother, father and her husband, John.

Ethelyn Fey

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