In Memory

Roger Fahey

Roger Fahey

Roger W. Fahey

Roger William Fahey, a beloved resident of Pine River, Wisconsin, passed away on Friday, November 3, 2023, at the age of 79. He was born on December 7, 1943, in Grand Forks, North Dakota, to Richard and Gladys Fahey. Roger was a remarkable individual with a deep appreciation for life, a profound love for animals, and a passion for speed.
Roger had a special bond with animals, both pets and wildlife. He cherished their presence and displayed an unparalleled compassion for all creatures. His beloved Tennessee Walker horse, Big Red, held a unique place in his heart, and their time together brought immense joy and tranquility to Roger's life.
In addition to his love for animals, Roger had a fascination with fast cars featuring powerful engines. The thrill of the open road and the roar of the engines held a special place in his heart, and he relished every moment behind the wheel.
Roger took immense pride in his education, having graduated from Grand Forks Central High School. The friendships and experiences he gained during his school years left a lasting impact on his life. He often reminisced fondly about those cherished memories.
Roger is survived by his loving wife, Karen Fahey, who shared in the adventures and the quiet moments of their life together. His legacy continues through his sons, Mark (Rebecca) Fahey and Lance Fahey, who inherited their father's zest for life. His brother, Darryl (Karin) Fahey, provided unwavering support and shared a close bond with Roger.
He is also survived by his daughter-in-law, Julie Fahey, and a host of grandchildren, including Brittany and Alex Fahey, as well as more grandchildren: Kristie (Rob) Slaasted, Sherryl (Jeff) Weger, Michelle Fahey (Brian). His great-grandchildren, Robert John, Landyn Paul, Tatem, and Adeliene, were a source of immense joy and pride in Roger's life. Roger is further survived by his church family at St. John’s.
Roger was preceded in death by his son, Paul, his parents, and his beloved former wife, Flo. He also mourned the loss of Betty Lace, Paul and Mark's mother, and a dear cousin, David Durnell. He was also preceded by his best high school buddy, Mike McNamee.
A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, November 8, 2023 at 11:00 AM at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Saxeville, Wisconsin. A visitation will be held from 9:30 AM until the time of service at 11:00. Pastor Rick Engen will officiate.
Roger's memory will live on in the hearts of those who loved him. He touched many lives with his warmth, compassion, and love for life. His spirit will continue to inspire and bring joy to all who knew him

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12/16/23 08:54 PM #1    

Shirley Lee (Webster)

so sorry to hear of Roger's passing.  I've known Roger since Grade School .  We had many friends in common. 
He was always a good and dear friend.   Thoughts and prayers for the family.   Shirley ( Lee) Webster. 

01/01/24 03:39 PM #2    

Lynn Larsen

Like Shirley, I first met Roger in grade school.  For me, this was after transferring from Belmont to Washington.   We stayed friends at least all the way through high school, but then each of us went our own ways.

Does anyone else remember our 6th grade all-City production at the Central auditorium?  Our mothers made us costumes - I was a panda, Murray Stein was a lion, & Roger was a rabbit.  I have often thought Roger's costume would not be PC today, because he did have some prominant front teeth then!  (Murray kept using the lion costume as PJs until he outgrew them!)

I remember Roger & I getting rides to Central in Darryl's old car - a Model A or something like that.  I don't remember if Roger or I had to crank it for Darryl.

The other memory of Roger (& the obit mentions his love of fast cars) is something I included in Mike McNamee's rememberances.  Mike & Roger each had their 1950's cars - one a Ford & the other a Chevy.  One evening when US 81 on the north side of town was quiet (out by where the Home of Economy is/was)  the two lined their cars up on the two north-bound lanes to see whose car was the fastest.  I think I was riding with Roger.  I gave the "GO" signal & the two peeled out in an imprompto drag race.  I don't remember which one won the race, but we all surely enjoyed the race!  

My condolences to all in Roger's family.


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