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Joseph F. Fasching, 85, of Winsted

Joseph Fasching

Joseph Francis Fasching, 85, of Winsted, died peacefully on Friday, July 15, 2016, surrounded by his family, on the family farm where he was born, raised and to which he dedicated his life.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, July 22, at 11 a.m., at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted with the Rev. Paul Schumacher as the celebrant.
Visitation will be Thursday, July 21, from 4 p.m to 8 p.m., with a prayer service at 7 p.m., at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted, and will continue one hour prior to the Mass on Friday.
Urn bearers will be Keith Fasching and Jordan Fasching.
Joseph “Joe”  Francis Fasching was born April 12, 1931, on the farm in Winsted, to Joseph and Appolonia (Stifter) Fasching. He was baptized and confirmed in the Catholic faith at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted.
Mr. Fasching began farming after attending Holy Trinity Catholic School. He served in the U.S. 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.
Mr. Fasching 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, his 32 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He 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. He 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 Farmers 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) Kubesch, 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 and LuAnn (Harold) Blanchette; grandchildren, Christopher and Andrea Fasching, Mike and Zach Fasching, Alyssa, Joseph (fiancée Carly), Emily and Kyle Kubesch, 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, Ann and Luke Jagodzinski, Shelby, Matthew and Rebecca Fasching and Jordan Fasching; stepgrandchildren, Scott (Angie) Sufka, Laura (Jeff) Campbell and Ryan Sufka; great-grandchildren, Arabella and Reagan Engelman, Maddie Hedtke and Colton Howard; siblings, Edward (Irene) Fasching, Jack Fasching, Irene Otto, Grace (Jim) Nolan, Rose (Syl) Mallak and Linda (Gary) Ruhland; brother-in-law, Florian Fiecke; many nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Appolonia Fasching; daughter-in-law, Karen Fasching; siblings, Engelbert Fasching, Finn Fasching, Clarina McInnes, Luella Kaczmarek and Marietta Nowak; and several sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.
Serving the family is Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted, www.chilsonfuneralhome.com.