Jim Fassbender, of Bryant, died Friday, February 13, 2015 at home with his family at his side. He was 57 years old. He was born on June 12, 1957 in Antigo, a son of Kenneth and JoAnn (Csuy) Fassbender. He married Peggy Seidl on June 25, 1983 at St. Wencel Catholic Church in Neva. She survives.
He was a 1976 graduate of Antigo High School where he played on the football team.
As a young man he worked for Frank Seidl on his potato farm in the town of Neva. Jim later became co-owner of Seidl Farms Inc. with his brother-in-law Art Seidl.
He was a member of St. Wencel Catholic Church, the Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association, and the Bryant Ridge Runners Snowmobile Club.
His hobbies included hunting, fishing, trapping and camping.
He made his wife, children and grandchildren his priority. He could frequently be found supporting his children at their sporting events and capturing their accomplishments on camera.
Survivors including his wife are two daughters, Ashley (Mike) Darr, Bryant, Stephanie Fassbender, a student at U.W. LaCrosse; three sons, Scott (Brittney) Fassbender, Suamico, Jeff (Aly) Fassbender, Deerbrook, Ryan Fassbender, a student at Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton; two grandchildren Will Darr and Luella Fassbender and two more expected later this year; four sisters, Kathy (Leon) Antoniewicz, Schofield, Pat (Gary) Benes, Lewistown, MT, Barb (Jim) Honzik, Pickerel, Piper (Tom) Desy, Escanaba, MI; two brothers, Robert (Candy) Fassbender, Star Neva, Jerry Fassbender, Antigo; his father and mother-in-law, Frank and Irene Seidl, Pickerel; and brother-in-law, Art (Gay) Seidl, Neva.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Wencel Catholic Church, Neva with Rev. David Schmidt officiating. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery.
Visitation will be 3:30 – 8 p.m. on Monday at the Bradley Funeral Home and 8:30 – 9:45 a.m. Tuesday also at the funeral home. A parish wake service will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.