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April 12, 1931 – Friday, July 15, 2016

Service Information
Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Winsted, MN
Friday, July 22, 2016
11:00 A.M.

Visitation Information
Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Winsted, MN
Thursday, July 21, 2016
4:00 – 8:00 P.M.

Joseph Francis Fasching, age 85 of Winsted, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 15, 2016, surrounded by family on the family farm where he was born, raised, and to which he dedicated his life.

Joe was born on April 12, 1931 on the farm in Winsted to Joseph and Appolonia (Stifter) Fasching.

Joe was baptized and confirmed in the Catholic faith at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted.
Joe began farming after attending Holy Trinity Catholic School. He served in the United States Army for two years during the Korean War where he led the 29th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal.

Joe had a love of the land and farming. His life centered around raising a family, raising crops, and tending to his herd. His pride and joy was his family. He always had time for his wife of 63 years, his 15 children, 32 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren. Joe enjoyed watching all sports including professional, college, and especially watching his children and grandchildren play high school sports. He enjoyed playing cards with family and friends. Joe was a devout Catholic and prayed the rosary religiously. One of his hobbies was making homemade meats, especially his famous sausage.

He was a member of the Winsted Farmer’s Co-op Creamery Board, Winsted Township Board, The Catholic Order of Foresters, and the American Legion Post 407 in Winsted.

On May 18, 1953, Joseph Fasching and Anne Wawrzyniak were united in holy marriage at St. Adalbert’s Catholic Church in Silver Lake. The two were blessed with 15 children.

He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years: Anne Fasching; children: Jim Fasching, Douglas (Vicki) Fasching, Karen (Charlie) Kubesh, Gary (Cindy) Fasching, Sharon (Tony) Vanderlinde, Mary (Brad) Schmidt, Rita Fasching, Joel (JoEllen) Fasching, Dean (Kate) Fasching, Laura (Paul) Volness, Teresa (Wade) Jagodzinski, Barb Fasching, Gerald (Sara) Fasching, Joleen Fasching, LuAnn (Harold) Blanchette; grandchildren: Christopher and Andrea Fasching, Mike and Zach Fasching, Alyssa, Joseph (fiancée Carly), Emily, and Kyle Kubesh, Megan (Tim) Engelman, Jeff Fasching, Samantha ( Josh) Howard, Alex and Derek Vanderlinde, Ben (Tessa) Schmidt, Sydney and Danielle Schmidt, Keith Fasching, Audrianna (Andrew) McNeil, Kirsten (Chris) Hedtke, Jen (Aaron) Lynch, Mitch Fasching, Jake, Angela, Bailey and Josh Volness, Julia, Anna, and Luke Jagodzinski, Shelby, Matthew, and Rebecca Fasching, Jordan Fasching; step grandchildren: Scott (Angie) Sufka, Laura (Jeff) Campbell, Ryan Sufka; great grandchildren Arabella and Reagan Engelman, Maddie Hedtke, Colton Howard; siblings: Edward (Irene) Fasching, Jack Fasching, Irene Otto, Grace (Jim) Nolan, Rose (Syl) Mallak, Linda (Gary) Ruhland; brother-in-law: Florian Fiecke; many nieces, nephews and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents: Joseph and Appolonia Fasching; daughter-in-law: Karen Fasching; and siblings: Engelbert Fasching, Finn Fasching, Clarina McInnes, Luella Kaczmarek, and Marietta Nowak; several sisters-in-law and brothers- in-law.

Visitation will be held Thursday July 21, 2016 from 4:00 to 8:00PM with a prayer service at 7:30PM at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 110 Winsted Ave. W. in Winsted. Further visitation will be held at the church one hour prior to the Mass. Mass of Christian Burial for Joseph Fasching will be held Friday, July 22 at 11:00 AM at the church with Fr. Paul Schumacher as the celebrant.

Urn bearers will be Keith Fasching and Jordan Fasching.

Serving the family is Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted. 320-485-4447.

5 Guestbook Entries

  1. Richard Carriveau

    I am deeply sorry for the loss of Mr. Joseph Fasching. I am going to be playing for Coach Fasching this year at St. John’s. Although I never knew Joseph, I have spent time with Coach and I can only imagine how great of a man Joseph was just by knowing his son, Gary. I will keep all of you in my prayers.


    Dear Coach, sorry to hear about your dads passing. Our family’s prayers go out to you and your family.

    God Bless you~

  3. Jacki Fasching

    Uncle Joe reminded me so much of dad. My deepest sympathies to the whole Fasching family in MN. The memories you have will carry you through it.
    Love you all…Jacki

  4. Myran Julie Jarmon of Midland City, Al

    My heart goes out to you in your time of sorrow. (Psalms 34:18)

  5. Scott, Tanja, Kendall, Lane & Ty Glaser

    Coach Fasching and family, our thoughts and prayers go out to you all. Isaiah 49:13 says…The LORD has comforted His people and will have compassion upon them in their sorrow.


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