Joan Faeth, 87, Fargo, ND passed away on Thursday, July 6, 2017 at Bethany on 42nd in Fargo. She was born on June 15, 1930 in Aberdeen, SD to Clement and Helen (Mertes) Schaeffer. She graduated from Central High School and attended Northern State in Aberdeen. On September 22, 1949 Joan was united in marriage to Robert Faeth. She worked at St. Luke’s Hospital in Aberdeen until 1964 when they moved to Fargo. In 1970, Joan began her employment at Dakota Clinic and worked in the business office until her retirement in 1990. In the following years, Joan worked as a lunchroom and playground supervisor at Clara Barton Elementary, office personnel for American Family, volunteer at Hjemkomst Center in Moorhead for Senior Lunch Program and gift shop. Joan was a member of Nativity parish since 1964, and active in the church choir for 20 years. She loved going to the lake, fishing, music, reading, sports, and spending time with her family. She is survived by her children, Susan (Paul) Leedahl, Nancy (Mike) Knutson, Kathryn Faeth, Steven (Cindy) Faeth, Jacqueline (Tony) Nikolas; sister, Carol (Harlow) Herman; 11 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; and husband, Robert. There will be a memorial Mass at 2:00 PM on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at Nativity Catholic Church, Fargo with a visitation one hour prior.

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  1. I am so sorry for your loss Steve. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and the rest of your family. Take care.

  2. My deepest condolences to Joan’s family the loss of a loved on is something difficult to cope with. Sometimes we may feel like we are alone, however in the Bible Jehovah promises he “is close to the broken hearted, he saves those that are crushed in spirit”. Yes, God is with you all during this time reach out to him in prayer and he will bring comfort to your hearts.

  3. We are so very sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She was a wonderful person and a gentle soul. She will be truly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  4. I’m sorry for your loss. I remember your Mom as a warm, loving and caring person. I know she will be dearly missed.

  5. Kathy and family,

    So very sorry for the loss of your mother. Cherish your memories of her and keep your family close during this difficult time.

  6. I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. She was a great lady. Treasure the memories that you have until you see her again.

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