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Edward Joseph FASHINGBAUER Obituary
On June 20, 2014 Preceded in death by beloved wife Ann, parents Barbara and Joseph, sister Barbara and brother Robert. Lovingly missed by children Edward H., Claudia, Drew, Clio (Carl) McLagan, Anne (Tom) Howard, David, Gael (Rob) Cooper. Also survived by grandchildren Erin, Molly and Maggie McLagan; April, Christian and Heidi Fashingbauer; Josh (Samantha), Annie (Mark) Miller and Samantha Howard; and Kelly Cooper; 4 (going on 5) great-grandchildren; brother Thomas (Dottie), sister-in-law Maureen, dear cousin Lois (Frank) Belrose and many close friends and relatives. Special thanks to the staff at Lyngblomsten Care Center. Mass 11 a.m. Wednesday (June 25) with visitation one hour prior at CHURCH OF ST. ODILIA, 3495 Victoria St N., Shoreview. A Rice Street boy, Ed was president of the class of 1939 at Washington High School and a star athlete who graduated from Hamline University. Rumors are that classmate LeRoy Neiman once drew a picture of Ed in a sports pose, but unfortunately for family bank accounts, such a drawing was never found. Ed joined the Marines during World War II, taking part in the Battle of Okinawa, the largest amphibious assault of the Pacific War. Ed later said that war movies showing beautiful palm trees waving over a tropical beach were all Hollywood, for during the war, he never saw a palm that wasn't shattered. Ed was a businessman by day, but came home to his White Bear Lake farm by night, hung up his suit jacket and threw hay to his horses. He never met a piece of wood he couldn't craft into something beautiful, had a soft spot for any and all animals, and stayed loyal to Minnesota sports teams in bad times and in worse. He would've liked the Minnesota Vikings to be his pallbearers, so they could let him down one last time. Semper fi.
Published in Pioneer Press on June 22, 2014
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