Edith R. Fahler

MENDOTA - Edith Roberta Fahler, 96, of Mendota died peacefully in her sleep on Jan. 8, 2019 at the Mendota Lutheran home.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12 at the Merritt Funeral Home with Rev. Mary Bohall officiating. Burial will be at Restland Cemetery. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service.

Roberta, or “Roby” as she was sometimes affectionately called, was born Jan. 30, 1922 in Clarion Township to Gilbert and Settie (Allex) Bauer. She married Howard Fahler on July 11, 1946. He preceded her in death in 2012.

Survivors include two grandsons, Bryce and Dana Vicich and three granddaughters, Ella, Edith and Lucy Vicich.

She was preceded by her husband and two daughters, Pat (Fahler) Vicich and Meredith (Fahler) Knopf.

Roby’s life began on the farm, which was also where her love of horses started. During the Depression, her family moved into Mendota and she graduated from Mendota High School in 1941. Her best friend growing up was her older brother, Merle. During World War II, she moved to Chicago and worked for the Civil Service in the War Department. After the war, she met Howard, fell in love and they were married. She loved unconditionally; horses, jazz music, dancing, friends, country rides and her family. Through her faith, she gracefully tackled all that life gave her. She was an extraordinary person who inspired and touched the lives of everyone she met.

Memorials maybe directed to First United Methodist Church, Mendota Area Senior Services or the Mendota Lutheran Home.


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