Fauth, William Dear Dad, it's important that you know how much we all love and miss you. Letting go the last few weeks has been the hardest thing for us all. We are so proud of the man and father that you have been to us. You taught us kindness and compassion for others and helped guide us to fulfill our dreams. We know you loved us and did your best to help us learn how to be the best possible people in this world. We look back on our childhood and remember the giving man that you were; proud of our Dad who served in the Air Force during the Korean Conflict. After you left, Mom was presented with the American flag on behalf of President Obama to commemorate that service. Also the years you volunteered in our community with the Cub Scouts as well as with Junior Achievement. We so enjoyed going to watch you play softball for Barber-Greene during your 30+ years with the company. You were a light in the many lives that you touched; even the stranger that you passed on the street was drawn to your wit and conversation. We love you Dad, and our world will never be the same without you here with us. William "Bill" Fauth of Shawano, Wisconsin, formerly of Aurora, Illinois passed away on January 9th, 2014; seventh born of seven children raised by Martha Fauth during the Great Depression. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Martha (Westphal); siblings, Ralph (Doris), Dorothy, Robert (Naomi), Carl (Toni), Edward (Frances), and Marian (Roland) Bolly. Bill is survived by his wife of over 60 years, Jo Ann and 4 children, Deborah Ford (Waukesha, WI), Diane Vance (Bolingbrook, IL), Daniel Fauth (Shawano, WI), and Doreen Stewart (Kansas City, MO); 6 grandchildren, Stephen "Bill" (Alyson) Ford, Matthew (Candis) Ford, Josh (Diana) Vance, Kelsey (Michael) Ibister, Jessica Rynders and Lee Stewart and 4 great-grandchildren. Also survived by his brother-in-law, Edwin Dannewitz (Barb) of Wasco, Illinois; sisters-in-law, Naomi (Robert) and Toni (Carl); many loved nieces and nephews and several close personal friends. In honor of our Dad's wishes, we are not having a service at this time. A private gathering will take place in the near future at which time military honors will be given. Contributions in Bill's memory to the Junior Achievement of Shawano, Wisconsin would be warmly appreciated. Junior Achievement of Wisconsin, 1201 E Zingler Ave., Shawano, Wisconsin 54166, http://wisconsin.ja.org/shawano-county. Swedberg Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements. www.swedbergfuneralhome.com.
Published in Beacon News on Feb. 7, 2014