FABIAN DEUTSCH, age 94, of Magnolia, died Tuesday, April 26, 2022, at the Parkview Manor Nursing Home in Ellsworth. He was born February 13, 1928, in Ellsworth, to Joe and Josephine (Gerardy) Deutsch. Fabian attended St. Mary Catholic School in Ellsworth. After serving his country in the United States Army during WWII, he received his high school diploma. He worked for the Rock County Oil Company for forty years. Fabian also owned & operated Deutsch Lanes; and The Red Roof Dance Hall, in Ellsworth, for many years. He farmed two farms around Ellsworth, approximately 300 acres.
Fabian married Susan “Sue” Berghorst on March 8, 1992, in Pipestone. The couple moved to Magnolia where Fabian served as mayor for over twenty years. He retired at the age of sixty two. Fabian became a resident of the Parkview Manor Nursing Home in July of 2019.
He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, in Ellsworth, until the church closed and he became a member of St. Catherine Catholic Church. He was a member of the American Legion, the VFW, the Knights of Columbus, and the Optimist Club. Fabian enjoyed making rugs; and polka dancing with his sweetheart, Sue, until just a couple of years ago.
Fabian is survived by his wife, Sue Deutsch, Ellsworth; seven children, Randy (Carla) Deutsch, Cathy Deutsch, Jeffrey (Laurie) Deutsch, Danny Deutsch, Gary (Brenda) Deutsch, Mary (Daryl) Kramer, and Sally Lloyd; many grandchildren; great-grandchildren; two brothers, William “Bill” Deutsch and John (Trudy) Deutsch; sister, Loretta Henning; two sisters-in-law, Donna and Betty Deutsch; four step children, Richard (Robyn) Berghorst, Larry Berghorst, Julie (Rob) Rickenbaugh and Teresa Berghorst; and many step grandchildren and step great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Lawrence, Eddie and Walter Deutsch; a brother-in-law, Frank Henning; and two sisters-in-law, Jean and Virginia Deutsch.
Funeral Mass will be 1 pm Saturday, April 30, at St. Catherine Catholic Church, in Luverne, officiated by Monsignor Gerald Kosse and Deacon Kevin Aaker. Visitation will be from 11 am to 1 pm Saturday at the church. Burial with full military honors provided by the Ellsworth American Legion, will be at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery in Ellsworth.
Dingmann Funeral Home, in Luverne, is in charge of arrangements.
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