Services will be held at a later date in Illinois for Mary Edith Fasse.
Mary Edith Fasse was born on May 9, 1915, in Seeley, Calif. to Edwin and Alice (McCauley) Parke. Mary moved, as a child, with her family to the Chicago area. She married Monte Bowker and later married Raymond Fasse. In Illinois, she enjoyed working as a volunteer and loved to garden. She moved to Spencer in 1994, where she continued her love of gardening as well as volunteering. She enjoyed walking in 5 Ks and met the challenge of taking a computer class while in her 80s. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Spencer and was a die-hard Cubs fan.
Mary passed away at the Ruthven Care Center, where she has been living since December of 2009, on Nov. 15, 2010, at the age of 95.
She was preceded in death by her two husbands, one grandchild, four sisters and one brother.
Left to cherish her memory are her son, Dean Bowker and his wife, Janie, of Portland, Ore.; her daughter, Sue Holck and her husband, Dennis, of Spencer; three daughters by marriage: Irene Bowker of Bigfork, Mont.; Barb Fornwall and her husband, Jim, of Wonder Lake, Ill. and Karen O'Donnell and her husband, Ed, of Lake Geneva, Wis.; two sons by marriage: Ron Fasse and his wife, Karen, of Loomis, Calif. and Dale Fasse and his wife, Gail, of Winthrop, Wash.; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.