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Fintan Romuald Fasching

Fintan Romuald Fasching, age 70, of Othello, Wash., formerly of Winsted, died Thursday, Aug. 10, 2006 at his farm in Othello, surrounded by his family.

He was born Feb. 7, 1936 on the family farm in Winsted, the youngest boy of 12 children born to Joseph and Appolonia (Stifter) Fasching. He was fond of saying, “I have seven sisters and each one has five brothers.”

Fintan graduated from Holy Trinity High School in Winsted, and moved to Sequim, Wash., in 1959.

He married Jeanne Hunt in 1965, and they had four children, who were his main purpose in life.

In 1969, Fintan moved to Othello, Wash., and raised his children.

He married Marilyn Mathena in 1978.

Fintan was a welder by trade, but upon retirement, pursued his love of farming and became a dairyman, raising and showing his award-winning milking shorthorns at area fairs with his grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; Joseph and Appolonia Fasching, in 1962 and 1982 respectively, and his oldest brother, Engelbert, in 1963.

Fintan is survived by his wife, Marilyn; daughters Jacqueline (Monte) Knapp, April Fasching, and Debra (Jon) Vaughn; son Mark (Christa) Fasching; and nine grandchildren.

He is further survived by nine brothers and sisters: Ed Fasching, Joe Fasching, Jack Fasching, Clarina McInnes, Irene Otto, Luella Kaczmarek, Marietta Nowak, Grace Nolan, Rose Marie Mallak, and Linda Ruhland.

A memorial Mass will take place at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted Sunday, Sept. 10 at 2 p.m., with private interment at Holy Trinity Cemetery.

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