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Fabulous Fern's Owner Charles Senkler Passes Away

Fabulous Fern's is a well-known drinking place for people of all walks of life

Fabulous Fern's is a well-known drinking place for people of all walks of life

The Pioneer Press reported Sunday that founder and owner of the beloved Selby Avenue institution Fabulous Fern's, Charles Senkler, passed away of unknown causes at the age of 69.

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Fabulous Fern's has long been known as a a proletariat place for everyone -- down-on-their-luck barflies, politicos, well-heeled denizens of Capitol Hill, and everyone in between -- and Senkler was responsible for maintaining that vibe.

He was a well-known and beloved figure with a big personality.

He is survived by his son, daughter, and three grandchildren.

A visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Willwerscheid Funeral Home on Grand Avenue.

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