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Marolyn D. Fasig
June 14, 1937 - July 5, 2024

Place of Birth: Gary, Indiana
Residence: SIdney, Montana
Age: 87

Marolyn Deniece Kannmacher was born on Flag Day, June 14, 1937, to Carroll and Edith Kannmacher of Gary, Indiana. It was soon after that the Kannmachers followed family down to southeast Illinois to the small town of Martinsville, across the border from Terra Haute, Indiana.

The Kannmachers, originating in Germany (name meaning can-maker), those that found themselves in Illinois, became farmers. Marolyn’s father also worked at the foundry in town. Edith was a homemaker and raised their four children: Marolyn, Nadine, Jon and Lowell.

As the family lived on the farm – there were many-a-day that the children walked to and from the one-room country schoolhouse, plus taking on many chores for farm and home. In the middle of a cold night – the house started on fire. Marolyn, being the oldest child, had to get her siblings out of the house while her parents and neighbors were tending to the fire. They were all taken to a family neighbor and lived with them till their new home was built on the same property.

At the start of eighth grade, country children went to town for school. During her senior year, Marolyn was chosen as a candidate for homecoming queen. One of the football players for the Martinsville Bluestreaks had his eye on Marolyn. After many declines, Marolyn finally gave in and had a date with Jackey Ray Fasig (last name meaning big as a barrel or barrel-like – and also of German descent.) The dating turned into an engagement, which turned into a wedding after high school graduation in 1955. The honeymoon was short-lived, only lasting one week before Jack joined the United States Navy and Marolyn began nurses training 30 miles from home. She graduated at the Terre Haute (Indiana) School of Nursing in 1958 as a Registered Nurse.

After Jack was out of the Navy, the couple brought into this world four children: Jay, Deniece, Russ and Tim. Jack was called into the ministry, and Marolyn was able to get a job everywhere the family went – from Illinois to Arizona, Kansas, Colorado and finally landing in Sidney, Montana.

Marolyn carried positions as an RN working in hospitals, finishing her career in geriatric care as nurse, charge nurse, then to Director of Nursing at Richland Homes/Sidney Extended Care, and also the first nurse at the new Lodge of Lone Tree Creek (an assisted living home.) She retired in 2001, as Jack wanted her close to him at home after he retired. Such lovebirds for almost 63 married years!

Marolyn was Jack’s nurse until she exhausted herself and family came to their aid. In February of 2018, Jack and Marolyn came to stay at EMVH, Eastern Montana Veterans Home in Glendive, MT. After Jack’s passing in March of 2018, Marolyn’s health began to improve, and she became a very loved lady by all the staff. She flourished in activities, but also still carried the label as BOSS lady in the “nursing” world to many of her students that had previously worked in Sidney, MT, as well as many new oncoming staff. She always carried that smile, along with that twinkle in her eyes.

She had a strong faith in Jesus Christ, and loved her family and friends, as well as many acquaintances. If there was chocolate to be found – Marolyn would always taste test, with a chaser of Diet Coke.

Marolyn will sorely be missed, but as we all know she is with her Lord and Savior, and together again with Jack, along with four children that they never had the pleasure of raising and four great grandchildren. She’s also reunited with her parents, and all of her siblings.

She leaves behind her four children: Jay (Marcia) Fasig of Haysville, KS, Deniece (Dan) Schwab of Sidney, MT, Russ (Judy) Fasig of Derby, KS and Tim (Kim) Fasig of West Haven, UT; along with nine grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren: Dustin (Kaydrianna) with Maverick and Crue Steele, Cody (Leah) with Ryan and Jackson Fasig, Kalee (Martin) with Memphis and Georgia Rose, Shelley Steele and partner in crime Jamie Velasco with Bella Strasheim, Justine (Josh) with Luke, Levi, Liam, Zoey and Ivey Ashcraft, Katelyn (Kaleb) with Blaire Miears, Mallory (Joey) Adelyn, Amelia and Daiton Carpenter, Garrett (Karina) Fasig, and Sam (Cheyenne) with Hayden and Bowen Fasig.

Mom (grandma), we miss you so much, and we love you dearly! Life will never be the same! BUT we know that you are safe in the arms of Jesus, and we are so good with that!

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Ray Unterseher (Watford city, North Dakota)
Jul 8, 2024
Deniece! I am so sad to learn that your Dear Mother passed away. I know that you will miss her dearly! What a beautiful and productive life she lived! It is so hard to lose our Mother. I miss mine so bad! She was 94 so God blessed us with a lot of years! Please know that I am thinking of you and your family at this tough time. But knowing she is with her Lord and savior!
Ruth Bartholomew (ofallon, MO)
Jul 8, 2024
Marolyn was one of finest Ladies. I remember her working at Sidney Health Care Extended Care and so loving and caring to the residents never unkind. My she rest in peace.
Lisa Holst (Baldwin, ND)
Jul 8, 2024
To Marolyn's family, want to extend my sincerest sympathies to all you. She was a awesome nurse and wonderful lady. I had the privilege of meeting her through Jack when I worked with him at Community Memorial Hosp. back in the mid 80's before I left to go to Nursing school. I still have her delicious Mississippi Mud recipe! She was a very kind and caring person. God Bless all of you and she will be always close to you in your heart and memories. Sincerely, Lisa Holst
Tracey and Tracy Kannmacher (Austin, Texas)
Jul 8, 2024
We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Aunt Marolyn. It was wonderful to read about the impact she had on so many folks. Rest in peace.
-on behalf of nephew Tracey Kannmacher
Tammy Jensen (Camas, WA)
Jul 8, 2024
I had the honor of meeting Marolyn when my mother came to EMVH and Marolyn was her roommate. I have never met a kinder, gentler soul. My deepest condolences to her loving family.
Lynette Maupin (Sidney, Montana)
Jul 8, 2024
I have very fond memories of Marolyn from working with her at SHC Extended Care. My condolences to her family. She will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her.
Diane Grote (Pottsboro , TX)
Jul 9, 2024
I worked with Marolyn in Sidney. Lovely lady wishing you good memories
Marilyn Green (Glendive, Montana )
Jul 9, 2024
What a privilege and blessing to know Marolyn! I have been in charge of the Sunday evening church services at EMVH for several years and her regular attendance and smile always brightened my day. I will truly miss her.
Wanda Mitchell (Rapid City, SD)
Jul 9, 2024
I worked with Marilyn as a CNA at the SHC nursing home. She was always kind and helpful to me which I appreciated. My sympathy to your family for her loss.
Jody Lizotte (Alder, Montana)
Jul 9, 2024
Marolyn was a very kind lady and a great role model for nurses.
So sorry for your family's loss.
Roxanne Bailey (Sidney, MT)
Jul 10, 2024
Sorry to hear of the passing of Marilyn. It was a Blessing to have known her. Prayers for all of you.
Harry W Child (Brentwood, California)
Jul 10, 2024
Such a beautiful friend and lady that now gets to join her beloved Jack.
Toots Johnson McCollough (Billings, MT)
Jul 10, 2024
Fasig Family,
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved mother. She had such a beautiful spirit and lovely smile. Hold fast to the good memories you have of her life. I know you will miss her.
Alice Rasmussen (Sidney, MT)
Jul 12, 2024
I was so sorry to hear of Marolyn's passing. She was such a lovely woman and I loved working with her at the nursing home in Sidney. I learned so much from her! She just had a gentle way of teaching. Prayers for all
Karen Ziegler (Billings, MT)
Jul 13, 2024
I knew Marilyn first as our pastor's wife, our son Lee's Sunday school teacher and mother of three teenagers. When I found out she was an RN, my perspective changed a bit! We needed RNs' at Richland Homes!! I finally talked her into working 1 or 2 shifts a week, with Sundays off. Soon their situation changed and the family became our, across the street neighbors.
Through all the years we became the best of friends, sharing sorrows and blessings. I will miss her terribly. Prayers of comfort to her family!
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