Bennie Fauth


September 6, 1925 - January 11, 2010



     Bennie Fauth went home to meet his Lord and Savior on January 11, 2010. Bennie was born to Adam and Allina (Kost) Fauth on September 6, 1925, on a farm two miles south of Clayton, SD, where he resided for sixty-two years. He attended District #50 grade school through the 8th grade.  At age fourteen, he accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior, and was baptized a year later at Lake Hanson.

       On February 18, 1948 he married Myrtle Lubbers. After six years of marriage, Myrtle passed away due to kidney failure. On June 20, 1954 he married Pearl Hofer Assmussen. Together they farmed and raised their six children before retiring after thirty-three years. He was a faithful member of Plum Creek Baptist Church until 1974 when he transferred his membership to First Baptist Church in Emery. In both churches he served on the deacon boards and also taught Sunday School. He also served on the Emery School Board, Hutchinson Farm Mutual Insurance Board and many years on the Bridgewater Nursing Home Board. Bennie had many loves. Throughout his life he enjoyed the farm, driving the school bus and attending sporting events in the community.  Above all was his love for the Lord.

      Grateful for having shared his life are his wife, Pearl of fifty-five years and his children: Wayne Fauth, Cheryl and Colin Clem, Eldon Fauth, Jim and Diane Fauth, Eileen and Les Ellis and Debbie and Rick Labahn; sixteen grandchildren: Jennifer, Joel, Jeff, Jeremy, Tracy, Robin, Natalie, Mandy, Josh, Bobbie Sue, Angela, Mark, Erica, Jessie, Derek and Abby; eighteen great-grandchildren: Donte, Brandon, Dmitri, Braxton, DeMarra, Kameron, Caden, Braylee, Brooklyn, Skyler, Austin, Nathan, Maverick, Shelby, Briggs, Miles, Adelaide and Sydney, his grandchildren and great-grandchildren were very special to him, he is also survived by one sister, LuEtta Jucht and one brother, Curt Fauth.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Myrtle, one sister, Eunice Guenther and one daughter-in-law, Bonnie Fauth.


Memorials to the First Baptist Church are preferred in lieu of flowers.




Thursday, January 14, 2010
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
First Baptist Church
Prayer Service ~ 6:00 PM
630 1st Avenue
Emery, South Dakota


Friday, January 15, 2010
10:30 AM
First Baptist Church
630 1st Avenue
Emery, South Dakota


Emery Community Cemetery
Emery, South Dakota

Posted by Janean (Jones) Caugherty on February 1, 2010
Was sure sorry to learn of Bennie's passing. What a wonderful person! He was my bus driver and always had a smile & kind word every morning. I am sure he will be missed very much but can imagine him sharing time with our heavenly Father - fully restored! Blessings to your entire family.
Posted by Ruby Janssen Finch on January 24, 2010
My sympathy goes out to your whole big wonderful family! My prayers are with you, especially to you, Pearl.
There are so many happy memories in my mind that include Bennie and your family at Plum Creek.
Posted by Roger & Jerolyn Glanzer Surprise, AZ on January 18, 2010
You surely have our sympathy. May our Heavenly Father be your strength and we know He will be your comfort. I Cor.1:7
Posted by Justin Decker on January 14, 2010
I was sorry to hear of Bennie's death, but, as Bennie knew, its only a sad thing for those of us left on earth -- Bennie is enjoying the fruits of a strong, Christian life. He was one of the nicest people I knew & always remembered me whenever I would make it back home to Emery. My heart goes out to the family, especially Robin, Natalie & Eldon -- my thoughts are with you.
Posted by Danny & Arlis Van Gerpen on January 14, 2010
Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you. May you feel a special sense of God's Strength, Comfort and Peace in these days of loss.
Posted by Dr Janell & Ron Beck on January 14, 2010
I was so sorry to read of Bennie's death. We extend our deepest sympathy to the entire family. We served on various SD Association Committees and it was always a pleasure to visit with Bennie. Our prayers to you, Pearl, and your family as you adjust to your loss.
Posted by Marsha Hofer on January 13, 2010
Pearl, so sorry to hear of Bennie's passing. You were two very wonderful people. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Milton & Lovella Schrader on January 13, 2010
Bennie contributed much to our community. He was always concerned about others and visited those who were sick and who had lost loved ones needing comfort. he will be missed but know that some day when our Lord calls us we will be together again. We extend our sympathy to his family. May God bless you all
Posted by Al Decker on January 13, 2010
Our entire family extends our sympathy for your loss. Bennie was such a great example of christian faith. We will miss him, but we know he is in the Lord's choir now.
Posted by Armin and Arlene Kost on January 12, 2010
To his family, we extent our sympathy at this time.
Posted by Heidi Brandts on January 12, 2010
Your family is my thoughts and prayers
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