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Colonel (ret) Francis W. Fender, 99, was a victim of the cruel and deadly COVID-19 virus. He died with his daughter Linda at his bedside in Oklahoma City on Nov 27, 2020.
Francis, known to his family and friends as Frank, is survived by his two daughters Janet Fender and Linda Lutes, granddaughter Darcy Lutes, sons in law, and many loving cousins, nieces, nephews and their families. Frank was an extraordinarily loving and caring father, husband, grandfather and friend to all.
Frank enjoyed an exceptionally fulfilling and successful life, professionally and personally. He embraced the challenges of his assignments around the world throughout his 30 year career with the USAF. Integrity, consideration for others, and a quick sense of humor were his hallmarks. Frank selflessly gave unwavering love and support to his family and friends.
Frank will be remembered with a smile on his face, enjoying life to its fullest. He will be deeply missed. His spirit lives on within all of us.
A celebration of Frank’s life will be held when COVID-19 is conquered.