Jerome Fahsl

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Jerome Francis Fahsl, 88, of Shiloh, IL, born September 16, 1929, in St. Cloud, MN, died Tuesday, June 26, 2018, at Cedarhurst Living Center, Shiloh, IL.

Mr. Fahsl was a retired USAF SMSgt who served in the Korean War. He was a human resource manager for the United States Air Force and then for the Federal Government.  Mr. Fahsl obtained his Bachelor and Master of Science Degree in Education with a specialization in Counselor Education/Community Counseling.  He was also a member of the American Legion Post 58 and a 30-plus year member of St. Teresa’s parish in Belleville, IL.

Jerome was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Margaret Mary, nee Theisen, Fahsl, whom he married on April 23, 1949, and who died March 16, 2013; twin sons, Kevin and Steven Fahsl, in infancy; his parents, Michael and Emma, nee Klier, Fahsl; a granddaughter, Sarah Oliver, in infancy; three brothers, Lorenz, Michael and James Fahsl; one sister, Elizabeth Fahsl, seven half-sisters and three half-brothers.

Surviving are his two sons, Michael (Meise) Fahsl and Jon (Allison) Fahsl;
a daughter, Kathleen (David) Oliver;
eight grandchildren, Emily (Steven) Schwulst, Eric (Alicia) Fahsl, Rachel (Ben) Umbreit, Nicholas, Amy, and Andrew Oliver, and Austin and Kyle Fahsl;
two great-grandchildren, Sidney and Evelyn Schwulst;
a brother, John (Elaine) Fahsl;
a sister, Rose Marie Wegerbauer.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or to the charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

 Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 1, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: Graveside services with full military honors will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday, July 2, 2018, at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO. Those wishing to attend should gather at the cemetery administration building (rear) at 2:15 p.m.


7 Comments on Jerome Fahsl

Nancy colucci. said : Guest Report Jul 25, 2018 at 12:33 AM

Dear Fahsl Family: I am Theresa (Fahsl ). Peitz daughter. My cus. Arleen sent me the information on your Dad. So sorry. We are sending our love and prays. Nancy L. Colucci

  • Forest lake
  • Mn.
Donna Harris said : Guest Report Jul 02, 2018 at 3:04 PM

Dear Fahsl family. I am Donna Harris, daughter of James Harris and Anne Fahsl. My mother died Jan.7th, 2004. At age 87. She is missed by all her children and grandchildren.

  • Puyallup
  • Washington
Mark S Pruett said : Guest Report Jun 29, 2018 at 10:37 PM

Jerry, Thanks for laughing at my jokes for the last 5 and a half years. Even if I had to repeat it so you could get your good ear aligned.

  • IL
Gene Wiggins NARFE Chap 1019 said : Guest Report Jun 29, 2018 at 5:28 PM

Sorry For Your Loss. Please accept this electronic message in lieu of a Sympathy Card. Local National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) volunteers provide help in reporting the death of any federal civilian retiree or a retiree’s spouse to proper authorities. They will explain the process as needed and if requested, can report the death to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM 888-767-6738) for you. They can also assist in filling out claim forms for survivor benefits and life insurance You may call either of our Service Officers, Jim Haley at 618 795-5174 or Ben Brown at 618 624-8007. If unable to reach either one, you may call our alternate, Dean Hemmer at 618 233-3819.

  • Mascoutah
  • IL
CHARLES WEIK said : Guest Report Jun 29, 2018 at 3:54 PM

We have lost a wonderful friend and Golfing Buddy. I know he and his beloved Marge are together again in each others arms. God Bless them and their Family.

  • Illinois
john fahsl said : Guest Report Jun 29, 2018 at 2:16 AM


  • Brenham
  • TX
Reba Klenke said : Guest Report Jun 28, 2018 at 2:02 AM

I am so sorry for your loss, and will always remember your parents friendship fondly.

  • Glen Carbon
  • IL

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