Melvin “Mel” Fasching, age 85, of Glencoe, Minnesota, passed away Tuesday, October 1, 2019, at his home in Glencoe, Minnesota.
Memorial service will be held Friday, October 11, 2019, 11:00 A.M. at Christ Lutheran Church in Glencoe, Minnesota.
Gathering of Family & Friends will be held Thursday, October 10, 2019, 4:00-7:00 P.M. at Christ Lutheran Church in Glencoe, Minnesota, and will continue one hour prior the service at the church on Friday.
Melvin “Mel” Joseph Fasching was born on April 20, 1934, in Winsted, Minnesota, to Albert and Celestine (Dols) Fasching. He was baptized as an infant and was later confirmed in his faith as a youth. Melvin received his GED in Winsted on November 14, 1973. He entered active military service in the United States Air Force on February 10, 1953, and served his country during the Korean Conflict. Melvin received an Honorable Discharge on January 4, 1957.
On October 1, 1955, Melvin was united in marriage to Virginia Goede. Their marriage was blessed with seven children, Kathryn, Bruce, Richard, Jean, Nancy, Jacqueline and Wendy. On June 7, 1990, Melvin was united in marriage to Jean Wendorff. Melvin and Jean made their home in Glencoe, Minnesota. They shared over 29 years of marriage.
After returning from his military service, Melvin worked at Pure Milk Creamery in Winsted, Minnesota. Then he worked at 3M in Hutchinson, Minnesota, holding different positions until he became a supervisor. Melvin worked as a security guard his last few years until he retired on October 1, 1980.
Melvin enjoyed playing softball, snowmobiling, bowling, taking trips on his motorcycle, camping, especially at Lake Dale Campground and going to the Casino. He also loved spending New Year’s Eve with his special friends, Gordy and Sharon Reinke, having supper and playing cards. Melvin always looked forward to birthday parties and holidays with his family. He treasured the time spent with his family and friends.
Melvin passed away Tuesday, October 1, 2019, at his home in Glencoe, Minnesota, at the age of 85 years, 5 months and 11 days.
Blessed be his memory.
Melvin is survived by his:
Wife, Jean Fasching of Glencoe, MN;
Children, Kathy McIntire of Eden Prairie, MN,
Bruce Fasching of Coarsegold, CA,
Richard Fasching and his wife, Ginny, of Ennis, MT,
Jean Nelson of Springdale, AR,
Nancy Bjorke and her husband, Mike, of Hutchinson, MN,
Jackie Franklin and her husband, Bob, of Maple Grove, MN,
Wendy Ebert of Hutchinson, MN;
Stepson, Jay Wendorff and his significant other, Rose, of Brownton, MN;
3 Step Grandchildren;
4 Step Great Grandchildren;
Siblings, Harold Fasching and his wife, Doris, of Hutchinson, MN,
Elaine Marshall and her husband, Arnie, of Winsted, MN,
Marcel Fasching and his significant other, Bonnie, of Glencoe, MN,
LeRoy Fasching of Brainerd, MN,
Louis Fasching of Braham, MN,
Alberta Fiecke of Paynesville, MN;
Sister-In-Law, Caroline Fasching of Excelsior, MN;
Brothers-In-Law, Douglas Meier and his wife, Gerta, of Hutchinson, MN,
Glen Meier and his wife, Margie, of Hutchinson, MN;
Special Dog, Penny, who was always by his side;
Nieces, Nephews, Other relatives and many friends.
Melvin was preceded in death by his Parents, Albert and Celestine Fasching; Sisters, Marion Zdrazil, Lucille (Fleischacker) Meyer, Geraldine Mueller; Brother, Virgil Fasching; Brothers-In-Law, Harold Mueller, Glen Zdrazil, Johnny Fleischacker, Warren Meyer, Virgil Fiecke; Sister-In-Law, Patty Fasching; Granddaughter, Miranda Lickfelt; Sons-In-Law, Jim McIntire, Greg Nelson.