Chester E. “Chet” Fasenmyer
Chester E. “Chet” Fasenmyer, age 69, of Dubuque, was called home peacefully at 11:44 a.m., on Monday, February 11, 2019, at home, surrounded by his loving family. To honor Chet’s life, private family services will be held at a later date. Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street, is in charge of arrangements.
Chet was born on August 14, 1949, in Loma Linda, California, son of Frances (Jackson) Fasenmyer.
Chet was raised in Reno, Nevada, where he attended high school, before going on to honorably serve his country with the U.S. Marines for 9 ½ years. He was united in marriage to Susanna Fairchild in 1986, in Reno, Nevada, and the two were blessed with 32 wonderful years together. Chet was a “jack of all trades”, and was employed with several different companies throughout the years, but his favorite “job” was being a stay at home dad raising his family. In his free time, Chet enjoyed tinkering with computers, he was completely self taught, a skill which many of us wish we could master. He also enjoyed spending time in the great outdoors, camera in hand, taking beautiful photographs of landscapes and animals. Chet was well known as a gifted conversationalist who enjoyed spending hours sitting and sharing stories with family and friends, or catching up over the phone with his sister in Reno. We are heartbroken at the loss of our husband, father, grandfather and brother, but take some comfort in knowing that he is now at peace, free of the health challenges he has faced so bravely these past months.
Those left to cherish Chet’s memory include
Susanna Fasenmyer, Dubuque, IA;
April Zozaya, Peosta, IA,
Ronald (Susan) Zozaya, Fairfax, IA,
Michael (Andrea) Zozaya, Dubuque, IA
and Angelia (Jerrell) Henslee, Dubuque, IA;
his 11 grandchildren,
Logan, Bradley, Mariah, Michael, Maria, Isabelle, Maci, Lincoln, Everley, Elliott and Kinlee;
and 3 sisters,
Chet was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Keith Fasenmyer.
Chet’s family would like to extend a special thank you to the doctors, nurses and staff at the VA Hospital in Iowa City, and Hospice of Dubuque, for all of their kind, compassionate and professional care of Chet and his family.
Memorials will be accepted by the family to be distributed among his favorite charities.