Jerome A. Fahey

Jerome A. Fahey, age 84 of Fairfax, passed away Friday, February 1, 2013, at his home in Fairfax surrounded by his family.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, February 5, 10:30 A.M. at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Fairfax with Father Jeffrey Horejsi officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be two hours prior to the service at the church on Tuesday.

Jerome Anthony Fahey was born on April 18, 1928, in Wellington Township, Renville County, MN. He was the son of James and Eleanor (Kachelmeier) Fahey. Jerome was baptized as an infant and was later confirmed in his faith as a youth, both at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Fairfax. He received his education at St. Andrew’s Parochial School.

On July 6, 1949, Jerome was united in marriage to Ada Grosklags at St. Andrew’s Parsonage. After their marriage, the couple resided in Fairfax. Jerome was the owner/operator of Jerome Fahey Tiling. Jerome and Ada were blessed with 13 children. They shared 38 years of marriage before Ada passed away on October 20, 1987.

Jerome was a member of St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Fairfax and the Knights of Columbus.

Jerome enjoyed ice fishing, playing cards, going to casinos, especially Jackpot Junction, and wintering in Arizona. He was a hard worker, willing to help others, and was very generous. Jerome loved his family!

Jerome is survived by his children, Elaine Schroeder and her husband, Bob of Belle Plaine, MN, Mary Widboom and her husband, Don of Lakeville, MN, Laura Nissen and her husband, John of Terril, IA, Tom Fahey and his wife, Char of Fairfax, MN, Rose Case and her husband, John of Fairfax, MN, Raymond Fahey and his wife, Vicki of Hudson, WI, Kathy Baron and her husband, John of Medford, MN, Sharon Briese and her husband, Rodney of Gibbon, MN, Ed Fahey and special friend, Denise Johnson of Franklin, MN, Duke Fahey and his wife, Wanda of Morgan, MN, Barb Danielson and her husband, Dale of Montgomery, MN, Theresa Grunke and her husband, Tim of Fairfax, MN, and Lisa Fahey-Bleick and her husband, Brian of Rosemount, MN; special friend, Kathy Olson and her family of Fairfax, MN; 42 grandchildren; 61 great-grandchildren; many step grandchildren and step great-grandchildren; brothers, James Fahey and his wife, Pat of Fairfax, MN, and Bess Fahey and his wife, Helen of Fairfax, MN; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Jerome was preceded in death by his parents, James and Eleanor Fahey; wife, Ada Fahey; sister, Elaine Fahey in infancy; granddaughter, Jenna Grunke; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Ray and Joyce Grosklags; and nephew, Bruce Grosklags.

Arrangements by Hauser-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Fairfax, MN. Online obituaries and guest book available at Please click on obituaries and guest book.

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