OBITUARY

Alice Beverly Fassl

February 1, 1938August 3, 2019
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Alice was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, teacher and friend who passed away peacefully on August 3. To call her devoted, however, hardly scratches the surface of who she truly was. Alice Beverly Fassl was born in Chicago, Illinois on February 1st, 1938 to Mildred and Homer Thews. She was the 3rd born of 4, alongside her older sisters Mary and Shirley and younger brother Richard. Alice was born premature, which might help explain the tenacious strength that would eventually define her. The Thews clan grew up close and loving, and Alice set herself apart with an infectious sense of humor, a truly nurturing spirit, and a tremendous sense of devotion to friends and family. Her warmth was felt by all who knew her. In 1957, at the age of 19, her life took a turn towards her eventual destiny. It was then that Alice met and fell in love with Robert Fassl, 22 years old, from Chicago. Bob was a handsome, charming and intelligent young sales clerk who worked within the same office as she. But not long after their relationship began, Robert was drafted into the army, eventually spending the majority of his time in South Korea. After enduring a distant but passionate 2 year courtship, Bob was discharged, and on July 2nd, 1960, Alice and Bob Fassl became wife and husband. And this is when the destiny of Alice Fassl began its blossoming. The next 30 years were spent devoting herself to raising 5 children: Robert, Michael, Edward, Lisa and William, as well as maintaining the most loving, caring, nurturing (and clean!) household you could ever hope for a husband and kids (all 5 played organized sports, so juggling 5 different frenetic schedules was an amazing display of her strength). The relationship between Alice and Bob, a perfect example of true, unconditional love, formed the framework for a thriving homestead. Having accomplished raising a healthy, happy family and seeing them all grow into healthy, happy young adults (who eventually provided Alice with 9 grandchildren), she shared her time between working for a day care center, continuing her love and talent for caring for children, traveling with her husband, bowling, spending lots of time with a massive list of friends, and hosting an annual Super Bowl Party that was legendary. After a fulfilling and blissful later years, life began to take it’s eventual toll. And so, on August 3rd, 2019 at 81 years old, Alice passed away peacefully. What she gave to this world cannot ever properly be written or spoken. Her unconditional love, her nurturing spirit, her astounding strength continue to pay themselves forward within all of her siblings, husband, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and friends. We all owe Alice our eternal gratitude for sharing and instilling within us her quality. She will be profoundly missed. The earth has lost her finest example of love, but Heaven has gained a saint. May she rest in deserved peace. Alice is survived by her husband Robert, her children and their spouses Bob (Lynne), Mike (Kim), Ed (Ann), Lisa (Tim), Bill (Colette), nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Services

  • Memorial Service Friday, August 9, 2019
  • Committal Service Friday, August 9, 2019

Memories

Alice Beverly Fassl

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Jon Bruno

August 9, 2019

My heart goes out to the Fassl family.

Lisa Pfaadt

August 9, 2019

My Dear Mother you are not here on this earth any longer but will continue to live in my heart each & every day. You truly were a Saint by my standards. You & your unconditional love you shared for one another was simply one of a kind. You are now free in heaven to join your parents & siblings free of any suffering or illness. I will never lose sight of the person you are to me & only hope i am half a fraction to my children, spouse & Grandchildren as you are to me. I will love you forever my legend my Mom
Daughter Lisa

Emily Fassl

August 7, 2019

Hi Grandma!

I miss you already so so much, but I know you are up there watching over all of us in heaven. We all loved you so very much & are so glad you are relieved of all pain and discomfort.

I’m fighting back tears as I write this, so I’ll keep it short. The memories we had together will always be in my heart & it will stay that way forever. I will never forget you & the times we’ve shared. When the time comes, I’ll meet you in heaven & we’ll find the first slide we see to play boot the butt! I love you!

-Emily

Nicholas Fassl

August 7, 2019

Hi Grandma, just wanted you to know that I love you very much and was more than grateful to have you as a grandma. So many memories that I have had with you and I will cherish them forever.

There is so much to say but I want to keep this short . I hope you know how much grandpa cared about you and all the times he spent bedside talking, reading and sharing stories with you. He is a great person for caring for you and doing what he could. All your children are wonderful people and I’m blessed to be a Fassl. I am going to miss you as well as all your family, children, siblings, grandchildren and great grandchildren, all your friends and everyone that you met throughout your wonderful life.

I hope to one day see you again and promise us that you’ll look down on us and check in when you can.

With lots of love, your grandson,

Nicholas Fassl.