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Benjamin Fouquette, 22

Benjamin Francis Fouquette, age 22, of Buffalo, died accidentally Friday, Aug. 6, 2010.

He was born Aug. 4, 1988, in Buffalo, the son of Thomas and Lisa Munsterteiger Fouquette.

Ben graduated from Buffalo High School in 2007. While at Buffalo High School, Ben was an honor student, the sports editor of the Tatanka Yearbook, and was selected as an all-conference baseball player. Since graduation, he has attended the University of Minnesota, majoring in journalism.

Ben was a faithful, lifelong member of St. Francis Catholic Church in Buffalo.

He is survived by his loving parents, Tom and Lisa Fouquette of Buffalo; a brother, Aaron (Angie) Fouquette of Waverly; grandparents Frank and Shirley Fouquette and Francis and Joan Munsterteiger, all of Buffalo; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Ben was preceded in death an aunt, Cyndi Munsterteiger.

A Mass of Christian Burial took place Thursday, Aug. 12 at 10 a.m. at the Church of St. Francis in Buffalo. Father David Hennen officiated, and interment followed at St. Francis Cemetery.

Visitation was Wednesday, Aug. 11 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Buffalo High School’s Performing Arts Center.

Casket bearers were Chris Fouquette, Joe Cooper, Eric Stovern, Stafford Carlson, Zach Benjamin, and Jack Durand.

The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo served the family.