George E. Fake, Jr., 72

George Edward Fake, Jr., age 72, of Delano, passed away peacefully Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, with his family by his side.

Mass of Christian Burial will take place Monday, Nov. 4 at 11 a.m. at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Delano.

There will be visitation Sunday, Nov. 3 from 4 to 8 p.m., continuing Monday, from 10 to 11 a.m., all in Martha’s Hall of St. Peter’s Catholic Church.

Arrangements are with the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.

George was born Sept. 28, 1947, in Watertown, to George and Leona (Schaust) Fake.

He grew up helping on the family farm, which was built by his grandfather and grandmother, Joseph and Julia Fake. He continued to farm until his retirement.

George also worked as a Realtor in the Delano area.

He was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church.

George loved his family, spending time with friends near and far, fishing, hunting and traveling Alaska for many summers. Alaska became a second home, as well as up north in Akeley, MN, where he made many new friends.

George had a vibrant personality and made friends everywhere he went. He had a special way of making people laugh and smile. George’s motto in life was “work hard and play harder.”

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Carol Jean Butler; nephew Jeff Breuer; and great nephew Max Brueggemeier.

George is survived by his children, Deb (Dan) Hoen, Joe (Jane) Fake, and Theresa (Jim) Schultz; grandchildren Robert Hoen, Larissa (Jon) Skoglund, Jacob Hoen (fiancé Kerissa Rosier), Samantha Fake, Erin Schultz, Julia Fake, Adam Schultz, Lily Fake, and Tezlah Schultz; great-granddaughter Charlotte Skoglund; siblings Ron (Mary) Fake, Mary (Ed) Raser, Rose (Roger) Shadow, and Kevin (Jeri) Fake; as well as many other relatives and friends.

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