Gerald “Jerry” Fassbender of Land O’ Lakes died unexpectedly at his home Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021. He was 72. 

He was born March 3, 1948, in Appleton, to Hubert and Dolores Fassbender. 

Mr. Fassbender married Kathleen “Kathy” (née Godeck)  May 17, 1975.  

He was a longtime resident of Land O’ Lakes and was also the owner and operator of  Fassbender Excavating Inc. Both of his sons grew up in the excavating business and are continuing their father’s legacy. 

Mr. Fassbender was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Doug and Bill.  

He is survived by his wife, Kathy; two sons, Mark (Betty Jo) and John, both of Land O’ Lakes; one brother, Tom (Janice) of Kaukauna; and nieces and nephews. 

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Gaffney-Busha Funeral Home in Eagle River is serving the family.