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Wilson F. Fauke

July 18, 1932 — February 7, 2022

Wilson F. Fauke, age 89, of Carlyle passed away on Monday, February 7, 2022 at St. Joseph Hospital in Breese. He was born in Carlyle on July 18, 1932, the son of George G. and Erma E. (Meyer) Fauke. He married his wife of 69 years, Donna Koehler in Carlyle on December 27, 1952 and she survives in Carlyle.

In addition to his wife he is survived by his children: David Fauke and wife Lin of Breese, John Fauke and wife Laura of Carlyle, Denise Nordike and husband Duane of Carlyle, Roger Fauke and wife Jan of Breese, Linda Paine and husband Jeff of Carlyle, Nancy Reis and husband Tony of Troy, MO, and Janine Brinkmann and husband Dwayne of Carlyle; fifteen grandchildren: Toby (Ken) Smith, Molli Fauke, Casey (Sara Vaughan) Fauke, Shawn Nordike, Keith (Maureen) Nordike, Eric (Alicia) Nordike, Erin (Nathan) McNurlen, Lynsie (Steve) Causey, Taylor (Matt) Potts, Kyle (Gabby) Reis, Kody (Hannah) Reis, Patrick (John Flanagan) Gaffigan, Darbey Gaffigan, Andrew Gaffigan, and Kelly Gaffigan; fifteen great grandchildren: Quinten, Spencer, Liam, Nickolas, Hannah (Trevor) , Olivia, Walker, Aften, Easten, Saxton, Laynie, Alexander, Anastyn, Poppy and Miles; and was very excited for his expected first great-great grandchild; a sister: Imogene Schnake; and sister-in-law, Betty Fauke; and his beloved dog, Rosco.

He was preceded in death by his mother, father, and identical twin brother, Kenneth Fauke; great granddaughter, Aiden Nordike and great grandson, Carsen Smith.

Wilson was a member of St. Mary’s Parish in Carlyle and a veteran of the United States Navy. In his younger years he was very involved in the Carlyle community having served on city council, Carlyle Park Board as Chairman, during his time as chairman he designed the sign for the entrance to the Carlyle City Park that still stands to this day. He and his wife Donna ran two teen centers giving young kids activities to do in Carlyle. He was also the Jaycees Citizen of The Year. Wilson was the past Commander of the Carlyle Legion Post 404 and a member of the Carlyle Knights of Columbus. He worked for the Union Banner as a type setter before going to work for Jenkins Business Forms in Mascoutah where he spent the rest of his career before retiring.

In his later years he was an avid bird watcher and a member of the former Carlyle Audubon Society. He was well known for his love of photography and his beautiful unedited pictures that can be seen all over town in places like the Case Halstead Library, Nordike Funeral Home, and Hardees. In his free time he enjoyed delivering meals on wheels in the Carlyle area and also driving the bus taking nursing home residents to and from doctor appointments. He loved his family and was very proud of his kids, grandkids, and great grandkids.

Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, February 11, 2022 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Carlyle with Fr. George Mauck officiating. Burial will follow at Carlyle Township Cemetery with full military honors accorded.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 until 8:00 pm on Thursday, February 10, 2022 and on Friday from 8:00 until 9:30 am at Nordike Funeral Home in Carlyle.

Memorials made in memory of Wilson are suggested to the Carlyle Senior Center and will be received at Nordike Funeral Home, 740 Fairfax Street, Carlyle, IL 62231.
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Friday, February 11, 2022

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Friday, February 11, 2022

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Nordike Funeral Home - Carlyle

740 Fairfax Street, Carlyle, IL 62231

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