Fabian Fehring

Thursday, July 4, 2019
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Fabian Fehring, Capuchin friar and priest, died at the age of 92 on June 19, 2019.

Fabian was born in 1926 in Jackson, Wisconsin, the son of John and Alma Fehring. He was invested in 1946, perpetually professed in 1950, and ordained in 1953. He served at St. Lawrence Seminary for a year before becoming a missioner in Central America for three years. He then ministered in Milwaukee at St. Benedict Hospital, and then as chaplain at St. Joseph Boys Home in Jackson, Michigan. Fabian ministered at St. Labre in Ashland, Montana for eight years, and then at St. Joseph Parish in Hardin, Montana for 46 years

Fabian is survived by three sisters-in-law: Lottie Fehring from Slinger Wisconson, Delores Fehring from Troy, Michigan and Marlene Fehring from Addison, Illinois; many family and friends, as well as his many Capuchin brothers with whom he lived, ministered and prayed for over 70 years.

A Liturgy of Christian Burial was celebrated on Tuesday, June 25, at the St. Lawrence Seminary Chapel, Mount Calvary, Wisconsin. He was buried at the Capuchin cemetery where he studied to be a priest and was ordained in 1953.

St. Joseph’s parish in Hardin, Montana will hold a memorial mass celebration at 5:30 p.m. on July 6 at St Joseph Catholic Church in Hardin, 710 N. Custer Ave, with reception to follow, all are welcome.