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Wayne A. Fassett

Born: Sat., Jan. 10, 1948
Died: Tue., Dec. 9, 2014


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Dec. 11, 2014
Location: Hanley and Sons

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Dec. 12, 2014
Location: St. Joseph Catholic Church

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Wayne A. Fassett, 66, of South Bend passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday December 9th at Memorial Hospital South Bend after a sudden heart attack.                    

He was born on January 10th, 1948 in South Bend to Andrew L. and Betty J. (Brubaker) Fassett of North Liberty.                   

On October 16, 1972 he married the former Margaret M. Zircher who preceded him in death on September 13th, 2013.

Wayne worked as the Chief Engineer at John Adams High School in South Bend with over 25 years of service.

He is survived by his parents, one daughter; Katherine M. Fassett of South Bend, one sister; Linda K. (Dan) Duvall of Thayer, IN, and two brothers; Greg L. (Sandra) Fassett of Logansport, IN. and Keith E. (Susan) Fassett of North Liberty, IN.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife Margaret.

Wayne’s hobbies included Model Cars, NASCAR, fishing, woodworking, and he was an avid Notre Dame Football Fan.

He was also a US Navy Veteran, having served in Vietnam and also a member of the Local Union through the South Bend Community School Corporation.

Visitation will be Thursday December 11th from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM at Hanley and Sons “Southwest Chapel Funeral Home” located at 23421 State Road 23 / West Ireland Road South Bend. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday December 12th at 11:00 AM at St. Joseph Catholic Church located at 225 South Mill Street, Mishawaka, Indiana 46544 with Fr. Terry Fisher officiating. Burial will follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Osceola, IN.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests all memorial contributions be made to the College Fund for his daughter, Katherine Fassett in care of Hanley and Sons Funeral Home at 23421 St. Rd. 23 South Bend, IN. 46614.

Condolences may be expressed online through our website:  www.hanleyandsonsfuneralhomes.com

The HANLEY & Sons “Southwest Chapel” Funeral Home handled arrangements and extends its deepest sympathy to the Fassett family.

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   Posted Wed December 10, 2014

Patricia Herr
   Posted Thu December 11, 2014
Wayne was my favorite engineer in all my 35 years of teaching. He was friendly, kind, caring, and as intelligent a listener as he was a conversationalist. I'm surprised the obituary did not mention that Wayne attended Bethel College at night and earned a bachelor's degree. I remember how lovingly he spoke of his wife and daughter.

Dennis and Judy Leatherman
   Posted Thu December 11, 2014
To Wayne's Daughter and Family:

Having taught at John Adams High School, I knew Wayne and additionally talked additionally to him at the Dialysis Center while we waited for loved ones' treatments. He was such a personable and caring individual.

It is so sad that he lost his wife and now his daughter has lost her father. The words "We are so sorry...." and "...thinking of you... ." seem so inadequate; however, in the future the grief will tend to mellow in to loving memories and peace.

May God Bless and be with you during this difficult period of time and in the future.

Dennis & Judy Leatherman

Dr. Donald Moely
   Posted Thu December 11, 2014

Dr Moely and the John Adams Show Choir

Wayne was always there to assist. His cheerful and caring personality made him a pleasure to have around. We are so saddened and want Kat to know we will be there for her during this very difficult time and will sing her request at the visitation.

John Adams Choirs and Doc Moely
   Posted Thu December 11, 2014
Mr. Fassett was always there to assist us. His cheerful and caring personality made him a pleasure to have around. We are so saddened and want Kat to know we will be there for her during this very difficult time. We will be singing her request at the visitation.

Tricia Lewis-Show Choir Mom
   Posted Thu December 11, 2014
Wayne was always so upbeat, so helpful. Just last week, as we were watching our girls sing, we discussed his energy for life. It seems surreal. I cannot imagine your thoughts. Prayers from our family to yours.

Karen Hamilton
   Posted Fri December 12, 2014
I taught at Adams High School and had almost daily conversations with Wayne. He was always so friendly and helpful. I remember vividly sharing with him his excitement on having his daughter come into his life. He was such a devoted father and husband. Wayne always had pictures of his family with him and proudly showed them to me. The teachers in the John Adams English Department watched Katherine grow up through her father's adoring stories and pictures.

I am truly saddened by the loss of this gentle man and send my deepest sympathy to Katherine and her family.

Rosemary Torok
   Posted Fri December 12, 2014
Katherine & Wayne's family,

Wayne was truly a wonderful person. I taught at Adams and had many chats with Wayne. When he would see me in the morning by my room, he would unlock my door for me. He told me about the Father & Daughter dances at Century Center he would go to with Katherine. He was so proud of her. I will keep the Fassett Family in my prayers.

Rosemary Torok

Patty Breen
   Posted Thu December 18, 2014
You will be missed by many. Wayne was a great guy, always there for myself and others.

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