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George Benedict Faas

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Friday, September 21, 2018

Time: 4:00-7:00 p.m.

Worlein Funeral Home
Austin, Minnesota


Date: Saturday,
September 22, 2018

Time: 11:00a.m.

Queen of Peace Catholic Church Lyle, Minnesota


Woodbury Cemetery
Lyle, Minnesota


George Benedict Faas, age 60 of St. Ansgar, Iowa, passed away Tuesday evening, September 11, 2018, at his home.  George was born March 19, 1958 in Osage, Iowa, the son of Sylvan and Virginia (Rohde) Faas and attended school in St. Ansgar.  On May 18, 1985, George was united in marriage to Bonnie Yetman at Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Lyle.  Their union was blessed with three children.  George started driving truck in his late teens, spending 10 years driving for his father’s business, Faas Transport.  After 10 years working for his father, he started a 3-year stint with Koch and then 3 years with Croell Redi-Mix.  George finished his 40-plus years as a truck driver working for J&R Ransom Trucking, retiring in October 2017 when he was diagnosed with cancer.  George enjoyed his over-the-road travels in ‘truck number 121’.  While driving for Ransom, he traveled through many southern states including Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Alabama and Georgia.  George enjoyed spending his leisure time outdoors camping, fishing, gardening and doing lawn work.  He loved listening to his music albums.  He and Bonnie belonged to Queen of Peace Catholic Church.  George will be dearly missed by his loving family and many friends.

Survivors include his wife Bonnie of St. Ansgar, Iowa; his children Joshua Faas of Rochester, Jon Faas and Chelsea Faas, both of St. Ansgar; a sister Betty (Richard) Rosenberg of St. Ansgar, two brothers Greg (Mindy) Faas of Osage and Gary (Kelly) Faas of Lyle.  George was preceded in death by his parents Sylvan and Virginia Faas. 

A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Lyle, Minnesota with Father Swaminatha Pothireddy officiating.  Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Friday, September 21 at Worlein Funeral Home in Austin and one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.  Interment will be in Woodbury Cemetery, Lyle.  In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to the Faas family.  Services prearranged and performed by Worlein Funeral Home of Austin. 



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