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Doris Marie Fasching

August 12, 1939 ~ September 21, 2021 (age 82)


Doris Marie Fasching, age 82, of Hutchinson passed away on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at her residence.

She was born on August 12, 1939 in Prescott, Wisconsin the daughter of Howard I. & Bernice (Schommer) Smith.

Doris graduated from Silver Lake High School and from St. Cloud State with a Degree in Elementary Education. 

She was employed for thirty-five years as an Elementary School Teacher in Lester Prairie.

On November 24, 1960 Doris M. Smith and Harold N. Fasching were joined in holy marriage at St. Adalbert Catholic Church in Silver Lake.    God blessed their marriage with three children. 

Doris belonged to Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake and had a strong Catholic faith.

She was a WONDERFUL grandmother!  Due to her selfless nature, there was nothing she wouldn’t do for her family and friends.   Besides teaching, Doris enjoyed shopping, traveling, camping and gardening.  Spending time with family and hosting holiday gatherings for her children and grandchildren were her greatest joys.   

Survived by her loving children: Tom Fasching of Buffalo and Sandra Fiecke-Stifter of Hutchinson; a daughter-in-law: Patricia Fasching of Dassel; eleven grandchildren, eight great grandchildren; a brother: John (Anita) Smith of Westerville, Ohio; three sisters: Patricia Karels of Winsted, Mary Ellen (Rick) Staples of Olathe, Kansas and Beverly (Jerry) Bebeau of Big Lake; other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by her loving husband Harold N. Fasching on August 13, 2021, a son Timothy Fasching on September 14, 2019, a son-in-law Larry Stifter on November 29, 2018, her parents and an infant brother Thomas Smith.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial for Doris Fasching will be held on Monday, September 27, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. at Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake.   Father Aaron Johanneck will be the Celebrant.  Alice Nowak will be the organist.

Inurnment Holy Trinity Columbarium.

A visitation will be held on Monday morning, September 27th one hour prior to Mass AT THE CHURCH.

Urn Bearers will be Jack Fiecke and Shelby Fasching.

The Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake is serving the family.   Online condolences may be made to

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September 27, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Holy Family Catholic Church (Silver Lake)

Memorial Mass
September 27, 2021

11:00 AM
Holy Family Catholic Church (Silver Lake)

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