Eugene P. Faber, 80
Sept. 13, 1934 -- April 3, 2015

Eugene P. FaberEugene P. Faber, 80, of Kewaskum, was called home to be with the Lord with his two daughters at his side on Friday, April 3, 2015, at The Kathy Hospice in the town of Polk. He was born on Sept. 13, 1934, in the town of Wayne, the son of the late Wilmer and Nathalia (Sauder) Faber, and on April 24, 1954, he was united in marriage to Phyllis Ernisse at St. Martin’s United Church of Christ in Fillmore.

Eugene worked for Gehl Co. for 32 years and was a member of the 25-year club. He enjoyed woodworking, gardening, bird watching and baking. Eugene was a member of Salem United Church of Christ in the town of Wayne.

Those Eugene leaves behind to cherish his memory include his loving wife of 60 years, Phyllis; four children, Sharon (James) Staehler of Kewaskum, Linda (Mark) Hackbarth of Gallatin Gateway, Montana, Jeff (Judy) Faber of Kewaskum and Larry “Mac” Faber of Kewaskum; nine grandchildren, Brad (Nicole) Staehler of Brookfield, Amy (Carl) Staal of Milwaukee, Katie (Rich) Lambe of Milwaukee, Travis (Heather) Hackbarth of Bozeman, Montana, Lindsey (Luke) Pease of Gallatin Gateway, Montana, Brandon (Christina) Faber, Ashley (special friend John Palese) Faber and Emily Faber all of Kewaskum and Alesia (David) Gugg of West Bend; 10 great-grandchildren; a brother, Wayne (Gloria) Faber of Lomira; a sister, Mildred (Harvey) Klein of Wayne; two sisters-in-law, Marion Wojtalewicz of Kewaskum and Darlene (special friend Norbert Thiesen) Ernisse of Kohlsville; two brothers-in-law, Donald (Shirley) Ernisse of Campbellsport and Lloyd (Janet) Fellenz of Eden; friends, Kerry (Steven) Forster of Fillmore and Cassa Faber of Grafton; special pets, Molly, Gizmo and Jake, many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, Eugene was preceded in death by a sister, Rosemary (Ralph) Giese; three brothers-in-law, Sam Ernisse, Elroy (Dolores) Ernisse and Ben Wojtalewicz; a sister-in-law, Betty Ann Fellenz; and his parents-in-law, Melvin and Florence Ernisse.

Funeral services for Eugene will be held at noon on Saturday, April 11, 2015, at Salem United Church of Christ in the town of Wayne. The Rev. Ruth Hansen will officiate and burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The Faber family will greet relatives and friends at the church on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services.

The Miller Funeral Home in Kewaskum has been entrusted with Eugene’s arrangements. Additional information may be found at

The family extends their heartfelt appreciation to the staff at The Kathy Hospice, Kim at Horizon Hospice Care, the staff at Community Care, the Kewaskum Fire Department, the Kewaskum First Responders, Pastor Joycee, Pastor Ruth Hansen, the Coulter Family and their many loving neighbors and friends for their care of Eugene.