Gregory Fauser, 60, of Oelwein passed away peacefully from his fight with a terminal illness on Wednesday October 5, 2016 at Mercy Hospital in Oelwein. Visitation will be from 4-7 PM on Friday October 7, 2016 at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home in Oelwein. Funeral services will begin at 11:00 AM on Saturday October 8, 2016 at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home with Pastor Duane Olsen officiating. Graveside services will be held privately at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens in rural Hazleton. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.
Gregory Allen Fauser was born on June 30, 1956 in Waterloo to parents Arthur Harold and Irene Cecilia (Hunter) Fauser. He graduated from Oelwein High School with the class of 1974. Greg served his country honorably in the United States Army. On November 13, 1999 he was united in marriage with Susan Lydia (Nyberg) Lightfoot in Hazleton. Greg was a hard worker. He had been employed with DURA Automotive in West Union, the Wapsie Valley Creamery in Independence and Lone Pine in Oelwein.
Greg enjoyed football and wrestling, was an avid Chicago Bears, Chicago Cubs and San Francisco 49ers fan. He enjoyed his family and most of all, his grandchildren.
Left to celebrate Greg’s life are his wife Susan Fauser; his children: David Fauser of Waterloo, DeAnn Holden of Independence and Sean Fauser of Illinois; his step-children: Heather (Kenneth) Frese of Brandon, Tanya (Christian) Kapler of Oelwein and Danielle Lehman of Oelwein; special friends: Alex (Kassie) Petersen of Brandon and the Birch-Besser Family of Dubuque; his 18 grandchildren; his sisters: Janice Galvin of Oelwein, Diane (Russell) Benter of Oelwein, Debra (Ron) Pattison of Oelwein, Tammy (Steve Perry) Ishman of Maxwell, Sandy (Kevin) Smith of Oelwein and Christine Conrey of Oelwein; his father-in-law Ervin Nyberg of Hawkeye; and many nieces and nephews.
Greg was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter Deziree “Dezi” Fauser; his sister Karen Fauser; his mother-in-law Ione Nyberg; his brothers-in-law: Thomas Nyberg and Ervin “Skipper” Nyberg, Jr.