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James "Jim" Fascher

April 17, 1954April 22, 2020

James “Jim” Fascher, 66, of Davenport, IA, passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2020, at Genesis East Medical Center. A private family graveside will be held with a Celebration of Jim’s Life to be held at a later date due to the COVID-19 Virus. Online condolences may be expressed at

Jim was born April 17, 1954, to Ken and Phydalis (Swisher) Fascher in Cedar Rapids, IA. He graduated from Davenport Central High School. Jim went on to earn his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from St. Ambrose University. On February 10, 1979, he was united in marriage to Donna Breuer in Cassville, WI. Together they raised three children, Lisa, Mike, and Bill. Immediately following college, Jim began his retail career with Von Maur where he worked for 24 years. Prior to his retirement in 2019, he worked various other jobs. He enjoyed officiating baseball at the college and high school levels. Jim got involved with Little League first as a coach of his son’s teams, then on the board of the local Little League and finally as a district administrator. During his time as district administrator he was lucky enough to travel with three different teams from his district to the Little League World Series in Pennsylvania. He was an avid fan of the Green Bay Packers and the St. Louis Cardinals. Most important to Jim was spending time with his grandchildren.

Jim will be missed by his beloved wife, Donna; children: Lisa (Travis) Morarend, Mike (Carlie) Fascher, and Bill (Ellen) Fascher; grandchildren: Hunter, Abram, Lilly & Levi, Maddie, and Otis; siblings: Penny Morgan and Scott Fascher; his dear uncle, Uncle Ray Brown; and his Wisconsin siblings-in-law. Jim was preceded in death by his parents.


  • A memorial service will be held at a later date


James "Jim" Fascher

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Abram Fascher

July 9, 2020

My grandpa was the best to me. I had so many good times with him like when I was younger and they lived down in aurora we visited and hung out like all day. My grandpa was the nicest and the funniest person I ever met. I will forever love him and I know he loved me, and everyone he met.

Phil Degen

June 24, 2020

Just recently saw a picture of Jim in the QC Times showing quad-citizens that passed in 2020. I knew Jim during high school years when he lived on Marquette Street in Davenport. He was a nice guy and we had some good times, but lost touch after heading off to college.

So sorry for your loss, may he rest in peace.

Charles Roth

June 22, 2020

We are so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. We just saw it in the In Memory section in the Daily Dispatch. Jim was a super guy and was always happy. We missed him & lost contact with him when he left the area. Charlie knew him from the Moline East Moline Bowling Association & I meet him when he did our taxes. Sorry this is so late but our prayers & thoughts are with all of you at this difficult time.

Marge Stratton

May 5, 2020

To Jim's Family
Jim was a great guy. I had the pleasure of going to high school with him. He was always happy and fun to be around. Later years I would see him at work and he always had a friendly hello and a story to tell.
My thoughts and prayers go to you all... you lost him too young. He was a great man.
Marge Stratton

Mike Bayles

April 28, 2020

Jim was a great childhood friend, around the time of grade school. We played one-on-one basketball, and a card game, called Canasta. Of all the times we played basketball, I think I only beat him once. I enjoyed knowing his parents, and his sister, Penny. Jim was a great friend, and I have many good memories of him.

My heart goes out to his family.

Mike Bayles

Kathy Nagle

April 27, 2020

Dear Donna and Family,
We were so sorry to read of Jim's passing. I can't imagine how difficult it is to lose someone at this time of isolation. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. Hoping to be able to extend our sympathies in person in the future.
God bless you all, Kathy and Jim Nagle

Ken Ferris

April 26, 2020

First, our prayers are with Donna and the family. Jim was considered one of our
best friends. He was also our account for Mature Focus. We umpired college and high school games together, including the Pony League World Series in Davenport. Jim deserves a special award for his many contributions to Little League baseball. Jim was a man of integrity. He had a no nonsense approach when umpiring and the respect of his partners and players. I hope he finds the umpire dressing facilities in heaven improved over the times we changed in the street or parking lots.

Mike Engel

April 26, 2020

I was saddened when I read of Jim passing. I got to know Jim through Little League in Davenport. Jim will be missed.
Mike Engel

Kevin Ferris

April 26, 2020

I certainly want to express my condolences to the Fascher family. I knew Jim for many years as he umpired first with my Dad and then later Jim and I became partners. He was always a lot of fun to work with and had a very droll sense of humor which he carried onto the field with him.
Anybody who has worked with Jim has a story and the one I remember is he and I were working at Davenport North. It was the first game of the doubleheader and Jim had the plate. After our plate meeting I went to my position at first base and looked around and Jim was gone and I couldn't figure out what had happened. I then noticed Jim making the long trek up the hill, back towards the school. He was returning to the car to retrieve his shin guards which he had forgotten to put on. What made this even funnier was that the press box announced to everyone in attendance that the game would be delayed while Mr. Fascher went back to his car to put on his shin guards. We laughed about this forever and of course it traveled very quickly among all the other umpires on the umpire hotline.
You're going to be missed Jim.

Becky Pilcher

April 26, 2020

Growing up with Penny, Jim always seemed like a big brother. He will be missed greatly.