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Marinus P. Fasching, 83

Marinus P. Fasching, age 83, of Cologne, died Thursday Dec. 15, 2011, at the Elim Nursing Home in Watertown.

He was born May 22, 1928, in Winsted, the son of Frank and Anna (Kientz) Fasching. Marinus was baptized and confirmed at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted.

He grew up in Winsted, graduating from Holy Trinity in Winsted, and later attended St. Thomas, and the Minneapolis School of Arts.

After school, he joined the Armed Forces 11th Airborne Division.

Marinus worked for Toro Com. for 25 years.

He was united in marriage to Eileen R. Johnson Oct. 6, 1962, at St. Stephen Catholic Church in Minneapolis.

Marinus was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, always putting everyone else first.

He loved music, playing in the Wally Pikal Band and the Officers Club. As a member of St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Cologne, Marinus served on the church choir, and catholic aid. He also was a member of the Cologne Lions.

Marinus is preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Anna Fasching; and brothers Bill, Al, Edwin, Leo, Lenny, and Father Felix Fasching.

He is survived by his loving family; wife Eileen Fasching; children Heidi (Delbert) Schmieg of Winsted, Nick (Susie) Fasching of Chaska, and SuzAnna (Alan) Roufs of Cologne; grandchildren Jacalyne, Kyle, Russell, Matthew, Alex, Jared, Julia, Kristin, Benjamin, Andrew, and Venessa; and great-grandchildren Hailey, Carter, Dominic, and Calvin.

Marinus is further survived by a brother, Bernard (Dorothy) Fasching of Bloomington; a sister, Margaret Chap of Silver Lake; sisters-in-law Theresa Fasching, and Zoa Fasching, both of Winsted; a brother-in-law, Alvin (Suzanne) Johnson of Idaho; nieces; nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Mass of Christian Burial took place Monday, Dec. 19 at noon at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Cologne with Father Martin Shallbetter as celebrant of the Mass. There was visitation for one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Marinus’ grandchildren were his casket bearers.

Arrangements were with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia; www.johnsonfh.com.