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Abner Fauskee April 16, 1925 - Dec. 8, 2012

Abner Fauskee April 16, 1925 - Dec. 8, 2012

BELGRADE - Abner R. Fauskee age 87, of Belgrade died on Saturday, December, 8, 2012, at Glacial Ridge Hospital in Glenwood. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am Wednesday, December 12, 2012, at Grace Lutheran Church in Belgrade. Burial will be at Grace Lutheran East Cemetery in Belgrade. A visitation will be held on Tuesday night from 5-7:00 pm at Grace Lutheran Church in Belgrade and continue for one hour prior to the service. Arrangements are with the Johnson Funeral Home in Belgrade

Abner Rodney Fauskee was born on April 16, 1925, in the North Fork Township the son of Albert and Marie (Thompson) Fauskee. He was baptized and confirmed at Big Grove Lutheran Church. He attended grade school in Dist. #66 and graduated from Brooten High School in 1943. In Jan of 1951 he entered the United States Army where he served his country for 18 months at the American Embassy in Tokyo, Japan. He was honorably discharged in January of 1953.

On June 29, 1955 Abner and Doris Koll were united in marriage at the Belgrade Catholic Church Parsonage. To this union two daughters and two sons were born. The family made their home in Belgrade where Abner owned and operated a Mobile Station in Brooten with his brother, Dale, before working as a truck driver for Belgrade Superior Feeds and Cargill. He drove for 30 years before retiring in 1987. Abner and Doris were able to share in 45 years of marriage before her death on July 28, 2000.

Abner was a member of Grace Lutheran Church where he had served on church council. He will be remembered for his sense of humor, love of family and gentle spirit.

He is survived by his two daughters, Anne (Tom) Kampsen of Belgrade and Judy (Roger) Imdieke of New London; two sons, Jim Fauskee of Coon Rapids and Charles Fauskee of Brooten; eight grandchildren; and fourteen great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his siblings, Gloria Thronrud of Ortonville, Donald (Alice) Fauskee of Brooten, Joanne (Orville) Schneewind of Minneapolis, and Waldo (Connie) Fauskee of Brooten; sister-in-law, JoAnne Fauskee and numerous nieces and nephews.

Abner was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Doris and brother, Dale.