Friday, January 2, 2009

Vincent P. Fashun: Pegged out...

From FDLReporter.com:

Vincent P. Fashun, 97, formerly of Ripon, went to his eternal resting place on Jan. 1, 2009, at Fountain View Care Center in Ripon.

Vincent was born on June 26, 1911, in Ljublana, Slovenia, Austria, the son of Vincent and Franciska Rotar Fashun. He came to America in October of 1920 and resided in Milwaukee.

In 1927, he came to Lomira and worked with various members of the Pade family, who treated him like one of their own. In 1940, he was hired by Standard Oil to operate their bulk plant at Slinger, Wis. In March 1941, he was drafted into the U.S. Army. Vincent was released Dec. 4, 1941, three days before the attack on Pearl Harbor.

On Jan. 10, 1942, he married Orion Peters, and 20 days later, the U.S. Army called him back to active duty.

He survived the Battle of the Bulge and his division captured the Ramagen Bridge near the end of the war.

In January of 1946, Vince and Orion moved to Ripon, where he was employed as a bulk plant agent. He serviced many loyal customers there for over 22 years and retired on Oct. 1, 1968. He and Orion loved square dancing, fishing, cribbage and playing dominoes at their lake home where they lived the past three years.

Survivors include Vincent's wife, Orion; three sons, Peter (Christine) Dart-Fashun of Fond du Lac, Mark Fashun of Eldorado, and Tim Fashun of Eldorado; four loving step-grandchildren, Sarah Connole of Kansas City, Mo., Rebecca Hickey, Rome, N.Y., Brian Dart of Fond du Lac, and Anthony Dart of Boca Raton, Fla.; two grandchildren, Christopher (Jessica) of Iowa, and Naomi (Jose) Mandojana of Washington; two great-grand children, Xavier Dart and Eliyas Hickey; and nieces, nephews and friends.

Vincent was preceded in death by his parents, Vincent and Franciska, one brother, Edward, and one sister, Mary Lustik.

Original article.

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