Obituary Mac Fehsenfeld 1929 – 2023
Mac Fehsenfeld (93) passed from this life on Friday, November 17, 2023, son of J. E. Fehsenfeld and Ruth (Barnes) Fehsenfeld. He is survived by his wife Nancy C. (Gore) Fehsenfeld, daughter Debra A. (Fehsenfeld) Baker, daughter Trina L. (Fehsenfeld) Stuk, son-in-law, Steven J. Stuk, son Mark E. Fehsenfeld and daughter-in-law Channa (Bowling) Fehsenfeld, nine grandchildren, and 16 great grandchildren.
Mac attended Shortridge High School in Indianapolis, graduated from Rose Polytechnic Institute, and was a corporal in the U. S. Army toward the end of the Korean war. He was the youngest of four brothers, three preceding him in death: Frank B. Fehsenfeld, John E. Fehsenfeld, Jr. (Jack), and Fred M. Fehsenfeld, Sr. He worked, along with his brothers, in a family business founded by his father in 1930, serving as President, then CEO, of Crystal Flash Petroleum from 1971 until 2006 when he retired.
Mac was a devoted husband to Nancy, theirs was a marriage of 71 years, a beloved father, and was loved by his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He believed himself to be blessed with a loving family and was at peace with his eventual death, knowing he had lived a good life.
Mac did enjoy life. A Rotarian, he participated for 61 years in a Rotary bowling league, golfed, was a master angler, and enjoyed raising and racing thoroughbred horses. He loved telling a good joke or a favorite family story and he was a generous philanthropist.
His wish upon death was to have a quiet family graveside service. For those who wish to honor his life, contributions can be made to:
Rose Hulman Technical Institute, 5500 Wabash Avenue, Terre Haute, IN 47803;
Riley Children’s Foundation, 500 N. Merdian Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46204;
Gleaners Food Bank of Indianapolis, 3737 Waldemere Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46241;
The Patachou Foundation, 4565 Marcy Lane, Indianapolis, IN 46205;
Joy’s House, 2028 Broad Ripple Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46220.
Arrangements are entrusted to Flanner Buchanan-Washington Park North