James E. Faust
Our Heavenly Father, in his infinite wisdom and mercy,
called home his servant, James Edward Faust on Saturday, June 13, 2020. James
“Jim” was surrounded by his family when he left this earthly life for the
glories of Heaven. He was 67 years old.
Born on October 11, 1952 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Jim was the
son of Gilbert and Virginia Faust (nee Mueller). He became a child of God
through the sacrament of holy baptism on November 9, 1952. He was raised in Oshkosh and attended high
school at Winnebago Lutheran Academy in Fond du Lac. He was employed at Mercury
Marine for 43 years before retiring in 2016.
Jim married his best friend, Kathleen Ann Jones, on May 11,
1974 at Faith Lutheran Church in Fond du Lac.
Together, they raised four children.
During their 46 years of marriage, they were blessed with 10
grandchildren. Everyone who knew Jim
knows that his greatest pride and joy was his family.
Jim was a longtime member of Faith Lutheran Church. In his free time, he enjoyed early morning
rounds of golf, camping, meticulously tending to his yard and garden, reading,
and cooking Sunday morning breakfast after church. In 2015, he was able to attend his favorite
golf event, the Masters, with his sons.
The highlight of each summer was the annual 4th of July camping trip
with his entire family. In retirement,
Jim and Kathy were able to travel to bucket list destinations: Hawaii and
Alaska. Jim also enjoyed helping his
children with their various home projects and spending time with his
grandchildren. He showed his love for
his family and friends through his many acts of service in their times of
Jim is survived by his wife, Kathy; and children, Nathan
(Tiffany) Faust of Beaver Dam, Lucas (Angela) Faust of Menomonee Falls, Jessica
(David) Skaaland of Oshkosh, and Patrick (Dena) Faust of Campbellsport. Jim will also be dearly loved and missed by
his grandchildren, James, Mason, Adele, Bode, Dominic, Caden, Anthony, Claire,
Grant, and Bennett. He is further
survived by siblings, John Faust, Eve (Stephan) Blum, and Robert (Vickie)
Faust; his mother-in-law, Cecelia Jones; aunts, Mary Mueller and Judy
Watermann; and many other brothers and sisters-in-law, cousins, nieces, and
nephews. He was preceded in death by his
parents; father-in-law, Larry Jones, and a brother, Thomas Faust.
Jim was by nature a quiet, humble, and loyal man. Throughout his illness, Jim continued to
trust in the plans of God. He never
complained, even in the most challenging circumstances. He retained his wonderfully unique and often
self-deprecating sense of humor to the very end. His final year of life was a poignant example
of giving thanks to God in all circumstances, and this will be one of his
greatest legacies for us.
Our family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to Pastors
David Haugly, Michael Weigand, and Mark Parsons for their support and
assurances of Jim’s salvation in the past few months.
The graveside service will be held at Rienzi Cemetery on
Wednesday, June 17 at 12:00 pm.
Memorials for Jim can be directed to Faith Evangelical
Guestbook and tribute wall may
be found by visiting ueckerwitt.com.