Richard L Fausnaugh

richard fausnaugh
Richard "Dick" Fausnaugh, age 71, of Mason City, IA passed away on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at Mitchell County Health Center in Osage, IA. Dick was born on July 21, 1942, the son of Donald and Betty (Vick) Fausnaugh in Elma, IA. He attended and graduated from Immaculate Conception High School. After graduating, Dick furthered his education at a barber school in Cedar Rapids. He returned to Elma and worked as a barber in Charles City, IA for a number of years. On April 11, 1964, Dick was united in marriage to Phyllis Teepe at Immaculate Conception Church in Elma. The couple would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday, April 11, 2014. To this union three children were born Karla, Tim and Brian. The couple later made their home in St. Ansgar where they purchased and ran Cedar Lanes for several years, before they purchased bowling alleys Anamosa, Carroll, Mason City and Pocahontas. They also owned The Yogurt Shop in Mason City until Dick began working for Direction Research up to his retirement in 2009. Dick was an avid Newman Knights and MN Twins baseball fan and he loved watching his grandchildren’s athletic events. He was a member of St. Epiphany Catholic Parish in Mason City. Dick was survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Phyllis Fausnaugh of Mason City; his children, Karla Ott, Tim (Lisa O’Dell) Fausnaugh and Brian (Laura Thompson) Fausnaugh, all of Mason City; his grandchildren, Drake (Molly), Chase, Chandler (fondly remembered Dick as his BFF), Hunter, Logan, Peyton, Olivia, Carter, Justin and Jayden, Jheri, Jordan, Ashtyn and Meghan; his sister, Sheryl Hrubes of Mason City; his nieces, Melissa (Tim) Einertson and daughter, Ella of Mason City and Michala (Shane) Hansmeier and son, Nile of Clear Lake, IA; his sisters-in-law, Mabel Carmody, Joyce Myerhoff, Elinor Eggers, Sharon Lane and Janice Kobliska; as well as numerous extended family members. He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents. The family would like to extend a special thank you Osage Rehab for their wonderful skilled nursing care and family support.

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  1. Lindy Beecher, classmate from I.C. School, Elma, sends condolences from Eagan, MN. Dick was always there if one needed him. He was kind to me and to his classmates. It always sad to see a good man go. He will be happy in his new home.
    April 2014.

  2. Summer Sullivan, former co-worker at Directions Research MC Iowa. I am truly sorry to hear of Dicks passing. He was a wonderful man with a playful heart 🙂 We worked together for 5 yrs and miss him deeply. He knew my grandpa “Pint” Stevenson and lots of other family of mine from Elma and Charles City. I couldn’t say how many times I’d tap him on the shoulder while we where working to make sure he was awake! Will miss you Dick & send my deepest regards to the family. RIP

  3. No heart breaks alone for God is always near. When a prayer is whispered God is alway there to hear. When sorrow’s overwhelming, He comforts tenderly. A single tear never falls that he does not hear(Psalms 65:2)

  4. Phyliss, sorry to hear about Dick. We had good times together in St. Ansgar and Mason City.
    Dan and Marilyn Morgan from Tampa, Fl.

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