Harold G. Fauquher
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Harold G. Fauquher, 84, passed away on June 3, 2013, in Muncie, after a brief illness, surrounded by the family he loved so much. He had been a resident of Bethel Pointe Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center since April.
He was the born March 5, 1929, the son of Harold C. and Irene (Bellinger) Fauquher in Evansville. Harold was a 1947 graduate of Evansville Bosse High School and attended Evansville University and Earlham College. Harold was a long time manufacturing and engineering manager with Chrysler Motors, International Harvester and Ball Corporation. He retired from Ball Corporation as Director of Industrial Engineering and Manager of Machine Repair in 1992, after 34 years of service in management positions at Ball Corporation manufacturing facilities in Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oklahoma and California.
Harold was active as a Boy Scout leader for over 25 years in Evansville, Ind., and Muncie, Ind., and was a recipient of the prestigious Silver Beaver Award. He had been a member of the Civil Air Patrol during World War II and the Yorktown Lions Club. As an active member of the Yorktown United Methodist Church he served as Chairman of the Trustees and member of the Finance Committee, Staff Parish Committee, Church Council, and Boy Scout Liaison and was a long time coordinator of the church's holiday food basket project. Over the years he provided volunteer service for many organizations including Muncie Mission, Yorktown Band Boosters, Boy Scouts, Muncie Civic Theatre, Emens Auditorium, Meals on Wheels and American Health Network.
Harold is survived by the love of his life, his wife of 64 years, Delois (Hill) Fauquher; sons and daughters, Terry M. Fauquher (Toni), of Fishers, Ind., Ronald K. Fauquher (Cheryl), of Muncie, Ind., Michael G. Fauquher, of Fort Myers Beach, Fla., Brenda J. Pavey (special friend, Mike Diehl), of Indianapolis, Ind., and Lois S. Bemis (Mike), of Yorktown, Ind.; a brother, Richard Fauquher (Susie), of Oviedo, Fla., and two sister-in-laws, Betty Davis and Roberta Farrand (Jim), of Evansville; 15 grandchildren, Cherish Hensley (Brad), P.J. Fauquher (Lori), Gabriel Fauquher, Jennifer Fauquher, Andrew Fauquher (Sara), Joshua Fauquher, Erin Couch (Rob), Cassie Pavey, Andrea Pavey, Brayton Pavey, Jacob Bemis, Emily Bemis, Brian Bemis, Chris Richard (Erin), and Tim Richard; 18 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; and eight nieces and nephews.
Harold was preceded in death by his parents; a nephew, Steve Gray; and a great-granddaughter, Paige Newberry.
The family wishes to provide a special thank you to the staff at Bethel Pointe Health and Rehabilitation center for their wonderful care and compassion.
A celebration of life was held at the Yorktown United Methodist Church at 11 a.m. Friday, June 14, 2013, with Pastor Cindy Osgood presiding. Burial followed in Hawk Cemetery in Yorktown. Services are coordinated by Gant Funeral Home of Yorktown.
Memorials may be directed to the Yorktown United Methodist Church at P.O. Box 217, Yorktown, Indiana 47396.
Gant-Richman Funeral Homes Inc
2215 S Broadway St
Yorktown, IN 47396
Published in Courier Press on June 18, 2013