April 1, 1940 – Sunday, May 19, 2013
Cedar United Methodist Church in Ham Lake, MN
Thursday, May 23rd, 2013
At The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo, MN
Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013
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 www.thepetersonchapel.com