Irene Fasching, 90

Irene Mary Fasching, age 90, of Winsted, passed away Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, at St. Mary’s Care Center in Winsted.

She was born June 21, 1928, in Silver Lake, the daughter of John and Katherine (Jaskowiak) Metkowski.

Irene M. Metkowski and Edward A. Fasching were joined in holy marriage May 3, 1949. God blessed their marriage with seven children.

Irene and Ed engaged in farming for their whole lifetime.

Irene loved her family! She enjoyed cooking, gardening, cards, and polka dancing. She also was a volunteer at Holy Trinity Church and School in Winsted for many years. Through the years, she was active in Home Extension and 4-H. Irene was a faithful member and servant of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted.

Irene is survived by loving children: Cathy (Brian) Wolford of Winsted, Jeff (Mary) Fasching of Hutchinson, Colleen (Paul) Paurus of Cottage Grove, Lois Fasching of Winsted, Susan Sautel of Skokie, IL, and Kristine (Brent) Sherman of Lino Lakes; a daughter-in-law: Connie McTavish of Fridley; 20 grandchildren; and 25 great grandchildren; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Edward A. Fasching, May 7, 2017; her parents; a son, Paul Fasching; a granddaughter, Valerie Paurus Ota; four brothers, Clifford, Norbert, Philip, and Leo Metkowski; and by a sister, Virginia Metkowski Matuska.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Irene Fasching took place Monday, Jan. 21, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. Father Mike Doyle was the Celebrant.

Lavon Kielkucki was the organist for the Mass, and Sandy Otto the soloist.

Interment followed at Holy Trinity Cemetery.

A visitation took place Sunday, Jan. 20 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted. A CCW Rosary was recited at 6 p.m. and Parish Prayers at 6:15 p.m.

Further visitation took place Monday morning, Jan. 21, one hour prior to Mass at the church.

Casket bearers were Michael Wolford, Katie Quaas, Isaac Paurus, Mark Danielson, Andrew Sautel, Joshua Fasching, and Julia Sherman.

Arrangements for Irene Fasching were by Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted. Online condolences may be made to www.chilsonfuneralhome.com.

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