Rev. Fabian Fehring, O.F.M., Cap.
August 29, 1926 - June 19, 2019
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St. Lawrence Seminary Chapel
Mount Calvary, WI 53057
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St. Lawrence Seminary Chapel
Mount Calvary, WI 53057
Tuesday 6/25, 10:30 am
Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
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Fabian Fehring, Capuchin friar and priest, died at the age of 92 on 19 June. Fabian was born in 1926 in Jackson, WI, the son of John and Alma Fehring. He was invested in 1946, perpetually professed in 1950, and ordained in 1953. He served at St. Lawrence Seminary for a year before becoming a…

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David Gilbraith left a message on January 11, 2020:
Sorry this is so late. My family and I have been trying to reach Father via mail and I only discovered his obituary today. Father Fabian played a big role in my life and the life of my family. My father worked on highway construction and our family moved to Hardin when I was twelve. Father Fabian organized barbecues and outings for construction families to make us feel welcome in the area. I returned to Hardin as an adult, to visit and Father graciously let me stay with him. We had some downhill ski outings to Red Lodge Mountain and fishing trips to the Bighorn River. Father had a solid faith and a bigger than life personality. Although Father Fabian is gone, I grieve for him and am thankful to have known this kind man. I hope heaven has ski slopes with fresh powder and long runs for Father to spend eternity.
Vicki left a message on July 6, 2019:
Fr. Fabian was a wonderful priest. Always kind with a gentle soul. Rest in peace. You surely were father to a large flock. Your job is now done and it is time to rest. See you in heaven!
Benny and Joan Keller left a message on July 1, 2019:
Sending our prayers he was a wonderful person and father married us
Anne Doyle Luft and family left a message on June 26, 2019:
Father was a great man, one of a kind. He was such a help to my family during difficult and good times. We loved his visits, his guidance, and his sense of humor. We indeed missed him when he left Hardin. We send our love and know he will continue to watch over us. Thank you, Father, for everything. Rest easy now, you have earned your wings.
Andrita Harris left a message on June 26, 2019:
You will be missed. God Bless. RIP
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Pat-Sandi Breckenridge left a message on June 26, 2019:
Father Fabian was a wonderful man - involved in the community of Hardin and a friend to all.
We missed seeing him after he moved away,
We weren't of his faith; however, he was a dear friend.
May the Lord welcome home His servant Father Fabian.
Well done Faithful Servant
Lara Brown-McHenry left a message on June 26, 2019:
Father Fabian was instrumental in my life, I was sad to hear of his passing. He had a full and beautiful life and was loved by many and his reach to me and my family will never be forgotten. Father Fabian was the patient father who answered all our questions, he allowed us to explore the sanctuary, understand the importance of seeing our lord and his mother as more than the past, he nurtured our faith, promised us hope, and became a fixture in our spiritual lives. I wouldn't be the person I am without him. God Bless you Father and you will be in my prayers.
Mary Ann (Bailey) and Duane Lammers, Corvallis, Oregon left a message on June 26, 2019:
We were saddened to hear of Father Fabian's passing. He married and buried many of us in the Bailey family from Rosebud Creek. He officiated at our wedding 51 years ago on June 29 at St. Joseph's, and we stayed in touch all of these years. I didn't know until I read his obituary that we shared a birthday. We are sure he is at peace, but his humor and personality will be missed. God Bless.
Karen Stephens left a message on June 25, 2019:
Father was truly an awesome man and a great friend of our family. Many happy memories of him. He lived a long blessed life. He will be missed.
Beth Krkosa left a message on June 25, 2019:
This amazing man and priest will be missed. Especially by all his parishoners and friends in Hardin MT.
He was a good friend to our family, the Slatterys.
May he rest in peace at home in heaven.
Deb Wacker left a message on June 25, 2019:
Father Fabian was a very special man. He did so much for me and my family. We loved him very much.
May you rest in peace Father.
Allan Hanley left a message on June 25, 2019:
Love and prayers for your Soul. You were a blessing to me and my family!
Elaine and Joe Malensek left a message on June 25, 2019:
Father Fabian was a very big part of our community for many ,many years . He was loved by all and will be greatly missed .
David Williams left a message on June 24, 2019:
Father Fabian gave us more to think about, in a half hour sermon, than any other priest that I have known. His lessons will continue to serve us all. Thank you Father Fabian and may you rest in peace in the kingdom of heaven.
Leona Williams left a message on June 24, 2019:
Father Fabian brought many of all faiths together. His ability to do magic tricks
Thrilled the young ones. He served well. Though I was only in his parish in Hardin, Mt a short while my family knew him not only as our Parish priest but as a friend
Chris Mattingly left a message on June 24, 2019:
Father Fabian was truly a man of God. I can't count the number of times he came out to our house for supper and to have a great night of conversations. He welcomed me into the parish when my family moved to Hardin and continued to be a fixture in our life and family during our time in Hardin. Rest in Peace.
Lowell and Connie Medhus left a message on June 24, 2019:
God bless you Fabian, eternal rest be granted to you. Sadly missed with many good memories. Glad you were a significant part of our lives.
Len Redding, Retired Baptist Clergy left a message on June 24, 2019:
A great man for the Hardin community for many years.
Tom Meyer left a message on June 24, 2019:
Father Fabian was truly one of a kind. I have very fond memories of him while I lived in Hardin. He would come to our house for supper sometimes and his sense of humor, and his appetite, were incredibly large! Although it has been years since I have seen you, know that I will miss you! Godspeed Father Fabian.
Richelle Link left a message on June 24, 2019:
Father Fabian was a great friend to me and my family. He will truly be missed in the Hardin community where he was a pillar of our parish until his retirement. Condolences to the family.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
David and Pearl castro left a message on June 23, 2019:
Father married us in 1977, and he was so happy to see us still married before he left Hardin.prayers for this family
Bobbi Blankenship left a message on June 23, 2019:
Thank you, God, for letting us have Father Fabian in Hardin all those years. Now we all have another friend in Heaven, to pray for us and help us get there too. Adios for now, see you later, friend to all.
Travis Schaff left a message on June 23, 2019:
You will be missed by all of the Schaff family here in Montana. We miss the Christmas Eve masses and visits you made every year to our Grandma Hazels home. God Bless!!!
Keith New left a message on June 23, 2019:
God bless you Father Fabian
Jolene Espinoza-Storey left a message on June 23, 2019:
So very sorry to hear of Father Fabian' s passing. He was a good man who will be missed by alot. May he RIP.
Rachel left a message on June 23, 2019:
He was my mother's Preist he always came to visit every other Saturday.
Marilyn zelka left a message on June 23, 2019:
Rest in peace father. Thank you for all you did for so many
Joe and Melissa Sanchez left a message on June 23, 2019:
We send our thoughts and prayers to Father Fabian's family.
Joe and Melissa Sanchez (Brother & Sister in law of Carl and Dolores)
Larry Koch left a message on June 23, 2019:
Remember you from long ago when we lived in Hardin. Father Fabian did the mass for my mother and father's burial, and consoled me time of my grieving. I remember his mass and the constant prayers he had for all people. He was indeed a fine man, You will be missed Father Fabian, My God Bless your eternal soul.
The Elliott Family....Custer, MT left a message on June 23, 2019:
As a mission church, St. Mary's in Custer, Montana was under Father Fabians guidance for many years. We loved his quirky sense of humor and conviction of our risen Lord. See you later, Father Fabian.
Charlene Pitsch left a message on June 23, 2019:
I was very saddened to hear of Father’s passing. He was a big part of my family. He and my Dad, Elmer Jackson, were great friends! He baptized all of my children and was instrumental in helping us adopt our son. He always had a joke for me and always took time to visit! He also grew the most beautiful African violets and gave me several. My condolences to his family and friends in Wisconsin from one of his families in Montana.
bonnie kennedy left a message on June 23, 2019:
so sorry to hear. father fabian was a wonderful man. he would help anyone who needed it. he will be missed.
Mitch and Mary Evans left a message on June 23, 2019:
Mary and I were saddened to hear of the passing of Father Fabian. What a wonderful man, friend, and priest. He was a big part of our family here in Hardin. We were so blessed to have him in our lives for so many years. Father would always help anyone in need. We would like to express our most sincere condolences to his family. You will be missed father. May he rest in peace. God bless you father. Mitch and Mary Evans
Linda LaFontaine Klatt left a message on June 22, 2019:
Father was a close friend to my family in Hardin, he is deeply missed and loved.
Aaron Old Elk left a message on June 22, 2019:
He was a good man he knew my family. RIP to father fabain.
Carol Sherman left a message on June 22, 2019:
Father was a huge influence in my life,prayers for all his family and friends.
Michael Espinoza left a message on June 22, 2019:
I'm so sorry for your loss. This was truly one amazing loving soul. He will be truly missed
Mary Espinoza left a message on June 22, 2019:
Father Fabian, what a wonderful man. He baptized my siblings and I, and all our children. Father you are missed. Rest in Peace.
Ashlea Bassett left a message on June 22, 2019:
Lots of memories of the laughs and bantering between Father Fabian and my grandmother. May he Rest In Peace. He will be missed.
Kathy McCleary left a message on June 22, 2019:
Fr. Fabian ministered to my family in Hardin these many years: both as friend and pastor. It's never felt the same at St. Joseph since he left. Be at peace our dear friend.
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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