Cletus Harold Fauber, 91, of Toms Brook, VA passed away Saturday, July 27, 2013 at Shenandoah Memorial Hospital in Woodstock, VA. The funeral will be held Wednesday, July 31 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Toms Brook, VA. Pastor Jonathan Boynton will officiate. Burial, with military honors by Woodstock American Legion Post #199 and Edinburg VFW Post 2447, will follow in Toms Brook Cemetery in Toms Brook, VA.
Mr. Fauber was born at home on the family farm in Toms Brook on April 1, 1922, son of the late Loy H. and Mary Ritenour Fauber. He was a 1941 graduate of Toms Brook High School. He was inducted into the Army in January , 1944 and served in Europe during WW II as a member of the First Infantry Division; Company E (known as “The Big Red One”). He went ashore at Omaha Beach and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. He was wounded twice during his service but returned to battle both times after being hospitalized in England. He was honorably discharged and was awarded a Good Conduct Medal, the Bronze Star for Service beyond the Call of Duty and a Purple Heart. In addition, he was awarded medals for service in Germany, France and Belgium. After returning from his military service, Mr. Fauber married and moved back to the family farm in Toms Brook. He went to work for Shenandoah Telephone Company in Edinburg, retiring from the phone company after more than forty years of service.
Mr. Fauber was a life member of St. Peter Lutheran Church in Toms Brook. He served the church in many capacities including, serving on Church Council, Property Committee and a member of the Men’s Sunday School Class. He was a member of the Edinburg Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #2447 and Woodstock American Legion Post #199.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Frances Bowman Fauber; three sons: Philip K. Fauber and wife Connie of Toms Brook, Dennis B. Fauber and wife Terry of Lucketts, VA and Kevin M. Fauber and wife Kim of Toms Brook. In addition to his wife and sons he is survived by a cousin, Jerry Shevick and wife Betty of Flat Rock, NC. Jerry lived with and was raised as a brother to Cletus on the Fauber Farm. He is also survived by grandchildren: Jeremy S. Fauber and wife Melinda of Strasburg, Heather Fauber Williams and husband Tyler of Toms Brook, Bradley Fauber of Maurertown, Bethany Fauber and Kasey Fauber of Toms Brook and Kaitlyn Fauber of Lucketts; two great grandchildren, Analeigh Rose Moore of Lucketts and Grant Pearson of Toms Brook and a number of cousins, nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Jeremy Fauber, Bradley Fauber, Tyler Williams, Grant Pearson, John Sager and Robert Sager.
Contributions may be made to St. Peter Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 104, Toms Brook, VA 22660. or the Toms Brook Volunteer Fire Department, P. O. Box 162, Toms Brook, VA 22660.
Friends may call at Dellinger Funeral Home in Woodstock from 9-5 on Tuesday.