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April 1, 1940 – Sunday, May 19, 2013

Service Information
Cedar United Methodist Church in Ham Lake, MN
Thursday, May 23rd, 2013
11:00 A.M.

Visitation Information
At The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo, MN
Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013
4-8 P.M.


Robert Wayne Fashant, age 73, of Blaine and formerly of Buffalo passed away on Sunday, May 19th, 2013 at Lake Ridge Care Center in Roseville.

He was born on April 1, 1940 in Annandale the son of Clarence & Anna (Rathje) Fashant.

He attended Annandale schools and graduated in 1958.

Bob honorably served his Country in The United States Army reserves after graduation.

He worked for Wright County as a deputy sheriff.

In 1964, Bob married Helen Kreitlow and moved to Buffalo. Together they raised six children and were married for forty four years.

Bob worked as a welder for Mammoth Industries for thirty seven years.

He enjoyed playing cards with his family and at the senior centers around Blaine and euchre with his buddies at Bruce Schmidt’s. He loved going to truck pulls, traveling, dancing to the Wagon Wheelers, tinkering in his garage with his tools and being with his family.

In April of 2011, Bob & Merilee Doll were married and bought a townhouse in Blaine, Minnesota. They enjoyed playing 500 at three senior centers, traveling and going to casinos, dancing and having friends over for cards and dinner. They tried to find as much happiness as they could. Bob was diagnosed with glioblastoma brain cancer of June 2011 and fought a long and courageous battle.

He will be greatly missed by his wife, family, friends and his loving cousins. Bob has gone home. Rest in peace!

Survived by his wife: Merilee; children: Lisa (Jeff) Kasper, Julie (Ronald) Haekenkamp, James (Rosa) Kreitlow and Jill (Jon) Bowman; twenty grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents: Clarence & Anna, wife: Helen, brother: Lyle, son: Steven Kreitlow and by a daughter: Barbara Ramthun.

Funeral services for Robert “Bob” Fashant will be held on Thursday, May 23rd at 11:00 A.M. at Cedar United Methodist Church, 17541 Jefferson Street N.E. in Ham Lake, Minnesota. Reverend Grand Tanner will officiate.

Interment will follow at Trinity Lutheran-Crawford Lake.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 22nd from 4-8 P.M. at The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo. Further visitation will be held on Thursday, May 23rd at the church one hour prior to service at the church.

Casket Bearers will be Bruce Fritz, Ronald Haekenkamp, Nicholas Kasper, James Kreitlow, Scott Thonander and Gerald Ramthun.

The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo is serving the family. Online condolences may be made to

13 Guestbook Entries

  1. Rebecca M Dye

    I am sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and yours.

  2. Jenie Fritz

    I love you Gramps, you will always have a special place in my heart. I am glad I was able to be with you when left for heaven. Rest in peace, until we meet again.
    Love you,

  3. Sherie Renollett

    Dear Merilee and Family,

    When thinking of Bob,

    Watching for the Practical Joke!!Waiting for the teasing!!
    Seeing the Smile!!
    Hearing the Laughter!!!

    He will be missed!!


  4. Randy and Denise Brooks

    Our Deepest Sympathy in the loss of your Father, our prayers and thoughts are with you all.

  5. Judith Potter

    All good things can be said about Bob. God Bless the Family as they go through the Healing process. We have another Angel on our side.

  6. Nila Bursheim (Raisanen)

    So sorry for your loss. May you lean on Christ for comfort at this time. He was a fun guy. He was always looking out for me.

  7. Kevin & Sherry Hancock

    “I know your heart, & I know how much you love those close to you. But you must remember that those you love ultimately belong to Me- not to you. I didn’t give you those special relationships to tear you apart or to control you through fear of the future. I need you to open your heart & give back to Me those you love. Trust Me with everything that concerns you regarding them. Place your hand in Mine & I promise I will walk you through all things life brings.” Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. We have many fond memories of Bob.

  8. Jenie Fritz

    Rest in peace Gramps, I love you.
    Love, Jenie Lee

  9. Patty and Tim Lammers

    We have fond memories of Helen and Bob at the Lammers’ farm. Your dad is dancing once more with your sweet mom! Our prayers are with you!

  10. Darlene Weber

    I am so sorry for your loss. May you know the warmth of God’s love and tender embrace, as well as the support of your family and friends. Peace and all good things to you. Love, Darlene

  11. Robert & Rita Lindquist

    Bob was always a joy to work with in all the years I worked with him at Mammoth. Always had a story to tell and a quick wit with the daily going ons at work. I’ll miss him. –Bob L.–

  12. Julie Haekenkamp

    We are really gonna miss you Dad! We know you are now free of pain & in a better place. Love you Dad!
    Ronnie & Julie

  13. Arlis Block

    God has taken another good person home to be with his heavenly family. May his hands help your healing. Have many good memories of him that will never go away.


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