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Leander Frank "Lanny" Fasching

Leander Frank "Lanny" Fasching, age 85, of Winsted died Saturday, Aug. 2, 2003, at the Minnesota Veterans Nursing Home.

He was born Sept. 26, 1917 in Winsted Township, McLeod County, the son of Frank W. and Annie Keintz Fasching.

Lanny honorably served his country during WWII in the United States Army.

On Sept. 7, 1974, Lanny Fasching and Zoa Loew were joined in holy marriage at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted.

Lanny formerly worked for Charlie Millerbernd and Sterners.

Lanny was a dedicated member for 56 years and a past commander for four years of American Legion Post #407 in Winsted. He also belonged to V.F.W. Post #9232 and Knights of Columbus Council #8253.

Lanny was a lifelong member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted.

Through the years, he authored a book on European travel and was an inventor.

Lanny is survived by his wife Zoa Fasching, stepchildren Beatrice (Douglas) Rhode of Emily, Robert "Bob" (Mary) Loew of Litchfield, Betty Kern of Cokato, and Peggy (Tony) Lachermeier of Waverly; eight step grandchildren and 12 step great grandchildren; two brothers ­ Bernard (Dorothy) Fasching of Bloomington and Marinus (Eileen) Fasching of Cologne; sister Margaret Chap of Silver Lake; sister-in-law Derrolla Fasching of Winsted; 21 nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

Lanny is preceded in death by his parents, brothers Edwin, Alois, Father Felix, William and Leo Fasching, a stepson Thomas K. Loew, and by a step granddaughter Dawn M. Loew.

A Concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial for Lanny Fasching was Thursday, Aug. 7 at 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. Father Paul L. Wolf and Father Gerald E. Keefe were the Concelebrants, and interment with military rites followed at Holy Trinity Cemetery.

Friends called Wednesday, Aug. 6 from 4 to 8 p.m. at The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted. An American Legion ritual was recited at 7 p.m., a parish prayer service at 7:30 p.m., and a Knights of Columbus Rosary at 7:45 p.m.

Casket bearers were Nick and Ken Fasching, Dick Genty, Reuben Kieser, Bill Wemhoff, and Jim Williams.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted served the family.

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