Maurice A. Faber


MENDOTA - Maurice A. Faber, 92, of Mendota died July 28, 2018 at the Mendota Lutheran Home.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4 at the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church of Clarion with Rev. Kevin Weeks officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 3 at the Merritt Funeral Home, Mendota.

Pallbearers will be his grandchildren.

Maurice was born June 14, 1926 at the home farm to Clement and Erna (Ultch) Faber. He married Clarice Pohl on Dec. 28, 1947 and they celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary together last year.

Survivors include his wife of Mendota; two sons, Paul (Rose) Faber of LaMoille and Dr. David (Kay) Faber of Sioux Center, Iowa; five grandchildren, Lisa Kelty, Sara Kober, Matt Faber, Daniel Faber and Dr. Tyler Faber; six great-grandsons and one great-granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a grandson, Brian Faber.

Maurice was baptized on July 4, 1926 at home and confirmed on March 17, 1940 by Pastor Myers at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church. He attended a country school and was a graduate of Mendota High School. He served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps headquarters and was discharged as a sergeant T.4. He maintained an active interest in farming all his life, farming the family farm west of Mendota until 1999 when he and Clarice moved to Mendota. He was an active member of Zion Lutheran Church serving in many areas. He served on the National Bank of Mendota board of directors, was a 4-H leader and served for 23 years on the Clarion Township Board as a trustee and clerk. He was a member of the Mendota Lions Club, American Legion and was a 63-year member of Elks Lodge 1212.

Memorials may be directed to Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church of Clarion or the donor’s choice.

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