Bob Faehn of Minneapolis Obituary – Death
Bob Faehn of Minneapolis Obituary – Death : Bob Faehn, former state legislator has died. Faehn died on Monday 13th of September, 2021 aged 63. Faehn was born in Minneapolis and he graduated from Florence High School in 1976 after which he proceeded to Watertown Business University in 1978.
He was passionate about whatever cause he set his mind to and so when he served in the Legislature as a Republican from 2005 to 2010, he helped to ban smoking in bars and restaurants. He subsequently served as House majority leader in 2009-10.
According to state Sen. Lee Schoenbeck, (R-Watertown) who was friends with Faehn, he said : “The smoking issue was his No. 1 concern. He was a force for good in our community.”
Cause of Death
According to his Obituary, he died after losing the battle to cancer.
A memorial service for Faehn will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, 1009 Skyline Drive. Visitation will be from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m., also at the church.
Nothing prepares a person for the loss of a loved one and so at a dire time like this, we extend our warmest condolences to the family of the deceased.
Tributes and Condolences
Gov. Kristi Noem ordered that flags be flown half-staff at the Capitol on Friday in Faehn’s honor.
“Bob was a dear friend, and it was a tremendous privilege to serve as his assistant majority leader. Bryon and I are praying for his family,” Noem said in a statement. “He was a tremendous statesman and a gentleman besides. He advocated tirelessly on behalf of South Dakota’s technical colleges, helping to make them among the very best in America.”