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.