Karl Leo Fausett, 56, left his earthly home and his beloved family to go to a better place with his Savior Jesus Christ and his loved ones who have gone before — a place of reunion, love, peace and freedom from pain and turmoil.
He died peacefully in his sleep at his home in Troy, Mont., from complications due to diabetes and other health issues on May 26, 2012.
Karl was born on May 15, 1956, to his parents, Leo and Peggy Fausett, in Spokane. He lived in Spokane with his family and attended Field Elementary School through the third grade. The family them moved to a ranch outside of Deer Park in 1964 where they raised Black Angus cattle.
Karl loved living on the ranch and was always active in caring for the livestock, feeding them, putting up hay, building corrals and working with his grandpa, John Fausett, and his father, Leo.
He also loved exploring the forest and acreage on the ranch with his six sisters, the neighbor kids and his cousins.
He graduated from Deer Park High School in 1975. He participated in football and wrestling, taking third place in state in his senior year. He also played the French horn in the band and jazz band.
He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served an honorable mission in the Tempe, Ariz., area.
Karl worked in construction and also worked at Central Pre-Mix for several years.
He is survived by his mother, Peggy Fausett of Deer Park; and six sisters, Loretta (Dale) Keeney of Moscow, Idaho, Anita Diane of Orem, Utah, Rebecca Fausett of Otis Orchards, Jean (Eric) Brough of Shoreline, Wash., Jane (Pete) Plante of Spokane Valley and Sharon (Darrell) Carnline of Deer Park.
He was also survived by many cousins, nieces, nephews, and grandnieces and grandnephews that he loved and enjoyed.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Joe and Bertha O’Brien of Colville and John and Evadene Fausett of Spokane and Deer Park; and his father, Leo J. Fausett of Spokane and Deer Park.
Karl dearly loved to be involved in any family gatherings. He loved being involved in Scouting and was a Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster several times.
He loved the outdoors and all things in nature. He collected rocks and carved, decorated and finished walking sticks for his family and friends. He always carved “POTS” (Power of the Stick) on each stick in honor of his Irish ancestors and his grandfather, John Fausett, who walked bent over because of arthritis, with two homemade sticks (canes).
Karl had a wonderful sense of humor and loved to entertain others with his wild stories. He had made up nicknames for many members of the family.
Karl was dearly loved by all his family. He will be greatly missed. He all have many fond and loving memories of him to keep in our hearts forever.
Love you, Sunny Boy. We’ll soon be together again.
In lieu of flowers, please contribute to the Union Gospel Mission in Spokane in Karl’s name.
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Cremation by Schnackenberg Nelson Funeral Home in Libby, Mont.