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Mercedes Rose Fasbender

March 2, 1920 — September 10, 2014

Mercedes Rose Fasbender Mercedes Rose, daughter of John and Rose (Hoffman) Hackfort, was born at the family farm east of Roselle, Iowa on March 2, 1920. She attended Holy Angel School in Roselle, St. Peter and Paul, and St. Angela Academy in Carroll. In 1934 she moved back to the home place and helped with farming. Mercedes was united in marriage with Paul Fasbender on June 29, 1948 at the St. Peter and Paul Church by Father Lambert Schenkelberg. Five children were born to this union. Mercedes worked as a receptionist and secretary for Doctor R.J. Ferlic and was an assistant teacher for the First Eight Week Head Start Program until 1966. She was member of the Holy Spirit Parish Choir for many years, the Women's Guild, and volunteered at the New Hope Village Store. Mercedes enjoyed dining with her family and friends, baking, gardening flowers, collecting rocks, and especially spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Mercedes was able to remain at home after the death of her husband Paul in 1998. She became a resident at the Regency Park Nursing home in January of 2014 and passed away there on September 10, 2014 at the age of 94 years, 6 months and 8 days. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Paul Fasbender; son William "Bill" Fasbender in 1991; brothers: Herman (Stella) Hackfort, Lambert (Rita) Hackfort, John and Leo Hackfort in infancy; sister Jeanette (Arlo) Jons. Mercedes is survived by her children: Karen (Richard) Mulder of Shirley, AK; John (Mary) Fasbender of Omaha, NE; Judy Glendening of Omaha, NE; Mary Herr of Omaha, NE; grandchildren: Chris (Kirstin) Fasbender; Shawn (Kristin) Fasbender; Heather Scheiding; Zachary (Brittany) Herr; great grandchildren: Braden and Reid Scheiding; Kaitlin, Megan and William Fasbender; Van, Fyn, and Piper Fasbender; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Celebrant Reverend Timothy Johnson Eucharistic Minister Mary Fasbender Lector Karen Mulder Mary Herr Judy Glendening Music "Panis Angelicus" "O Lord, I Am Not Worthy" "Take My hand, Precious Lord" "Ave Maria" Holy Spirit Choir Barb McDermott, Organist Casket Bearers Chris Fasbender Shawn Fasbender Zach Herr Heather Scheiding Leon Hackfort Bert Hackfort

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