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Kathleen “Kay” Fauerbach

March 4, 1925 - July 2, 2020
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Kathleen “Kay” Julia Miller Fauerbach was born on March 4, 1925 to Clyde L. Miler and Ann Hoben Miler in Rock Rapids, IA. She died on Thursday July 2, 2020 at the age of 95. She graduated from Rock Rapids High School in 1942 and then attended University of Wisconsin, Madison and Western College forContinue Reading

John Pertzborn left a message on December 16, 2023:
I spotted Kay’s obituary just today when I google “ Fauerbach’s Cork Club” printed on an old bottle opener Kay & Bob gave my parents in the early 1970s. At the time, the Fauerbachs owned a cottage next door to my parent’s cottage on Mirror Lake at Lake Delton, Wi. I remember Kay’s laugh and humorous remarks when my little Springer Spaniel would play with her large Saint Bernard. I will always think fondly of Kay & Bob Fauerbach .
GREGORY HUMPHREY left a message on January 20, 2023:
This week (Jan. 2023) I first learned of the death of Kay. I wish to leave a warm memory of his amazing woman. One of the most delightful, humorous, and interesting women I came to know at the Wisconsin State Capitol was Kay Fauerbach. She enjoyed the politics of the building, at times taking a devil’s advocate position just to keep a conversation interesting as we spent time talking about a headline of the day, and never let anyone forget an Irish Wake was the most appropriate manner when dealing with the sadness of losing a loved one. When the valleys and mountains of life became either too high or depressingly low is when she would remark to me that it was time to find some “hyacinths for the soul”. That meant she went shopping for a new ‘bauble’ or a dress or called up her son and arranged for him to visit for a weekend from his Northwoods home. Among all the chats, laughs, and memories her words about hyacinths for the soul were the ones that most left an impression on me. The phrase comes from Saadi, a Persian poet, who was born in the late 1100’s: "If from thy store bereft Two loaves are all that's left Sell one and with thy dole Buy hyacinths to feed the soul." I was experiencing a hyacinth for the soul.
Molly Wharton Pruitt left a message on February 23, 2021:
We only learned of Kay’s death today, when Mother’s Christmas card was returned. Kay was my mother’s, Lois Kusta Wharton, best friend. They were roommates at Western College for Women and kept up through the years. While they hadn’t seen each other in close to 20 years they stayed in touch with periodic phone calls and Christmas notes. Mother was devastated to her of Kay’s death. May her strength and light continue through those who knew and loved her.
Ann Terrill left a message on July 12, 2020:
My sympathy to family as you say your goodbyes. I was parish nurse until I retired, but delighted in our visits! She was one tough, determined lady! I enjoyed her take on politics, and her faithfulness to her Lord. She adored her family, and so treasured your visits. Each of you were always in her prayers. PEACE, Ann Terrill
Chris & Mike Hirschinger left a message on July 10, 2020:
Kurt, Dana, & family - We are saddened to hear of your mom's passing. Please accept our condolences!
Beth Horning left a message on July 4, 2020:
Just when I was getting used to having Kay lend structure to my isolating-in-place days with our weekly Chair Pilates sessions in her garage, she goes and leaves us — what a shock! I am so glad she was strong and healthy (and of course still debating politics) up until the end. I always enjoy a person with strong opinions and Kay was certainly that. But she also, underneath it all, had a generosity of spirit. She was definitely engaged with living and I was learning a lot from her. I will miss her tremendously. Beth Horning
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