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Gregory Fauser
June 30, 1956 - October 5, 2016

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. 


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lyle miller on October 10, 2016 at 10:14 AM said:

Please accept our condolences. I didn't know Greg that well, but do know you're family well enough to realize he had to be a "good guy". May God Bless all.
Terri Fauser Kauten on October 6, 2016 at 10:27 AM said:

The life of my cousin Greg was taken way to soon. I hope he is at peace now and with no more pain. You all have my deepest sympathy. I love this saying, so I want to share it with all of you.

"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, but love leaves a memory that no one can steal!"

RIP Greg! You will be missed, but you will NEVER be forgotten. Love you all.

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