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Frank Lynn Fabish
August 26, 1945 ~ May 29, 2023 (age 77) 77 Years Old
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Frank L. Fabish, age 77 of Buhl, died Monday, May 29, 2023 surrounded by his family at St. Luke’s Hospice in Duluth. He was born on August 26, 1945 in Virginia, the son of Frank Fabish, Sr. and Amelia Schuster Fabish. He married Peggy Hadersbeck on July 13, 1968 in Virginia. Frank was a graduate of the Mt. Iron High School, the Virginia Junior College, and graduated from Bemidji State with a degree in Education. Frank took a job teaching and coaching in the Virginia school district and taught 4th and 6th grade for 14 years. He completed a Master’s Degree in Guidance and Counseling and went on to initiate and direct the East Range Alternative School. He then became a Junior and Senior High counselor. Frank was a High School football coach for 31 years, serving as the head coach for 15 of those years. He also coached both girls’ and boys’ basketball. After his retirement in 2001, he substitute taught for many years. He had a sincere love for children. Frank was a former member of the Holy Spirit Catholic Church where he was a lay minister. Upon moving to Buhl, he joined Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Buhl and joined their choir. He served on the Library Board, and the Park and Rec. Board of Buhl, as well as Buhl Economic Development Association. Frank was an avid hunter, a bird watcher, and enjoyed gardening most of his life. He enjoyed the outdoors and always planted trees wherever he and his wife Peg lived. Frank’s love of family was his most cherished value. He will be missed by many.
Frank is survived by his wife of 54 years: Peggy; Children: Mark (Angela Lindgren) Fabish of Orr, and Lesley (Todd) Greiner of Victoria, MN; Grandchildren: Serena, Jared, Ty and Beau; Sisters and Brothers-in-Law: Gary (Linda) Hadersbeck, Pat (John) Gunderson, and Deborah (Colleen Bakken) Johnson; several nieces and nephews, extended family, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his Parents; Sisters: Dolly and Rita; and Nephew: Mickey.
The Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 9, 2023 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Chisholm. Reverend Father Paul Strommer will be the celebrant. A gathering time for family and friends will begin one hour prior to the service at the Church. Inurnment will take place at Calvary Cemetery in Virginia.
Family services provided by Bauman-Cron, A Bauman Family Funeral Home in Virginia. To share condolences online, please see: www.baumanfuneral.com.