FORT WORTH, TEXAS, U.S. — Charles S. (Stephen) Fehr, former chief executive officer (CEO) and current board member of Fehr Foods (now known as AbiMar Foods), died in a plane crash on July 26.
His wife, Vicki W. Fehr, 64, was injured in the crash, which occurred after Fehr reported losing engine power, according to an article in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Fehr was 64 years old.
Lynn Lunsford, a spokesman with the Federal Aviation Administration, told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that the Fehrs were headed from Springfield, Missouri, U.S. to Fort Worth’s Spinks Airport when the plane crashed five miles southeast of Colbert, Oklahoma, U.S.
The single-engine Beechcraft Bonanza was found in a wooded area near a country road, Lunsford said.
Fehr Foods was founded in Abilene, Texas, in 1992, and was sold to Grupo Nacional de Chocolates S.A. (GNCH), Medellin, Colombia, for $84 million in 2010. The company subsequently was renamed AbiMar Foods, Inc. The company makes cookies primarily under the Lil’ Dutch Maid, Sun Valley and Tru-Blue brands, and operates production facilities in Texas and Oklahoma.