Febian Deutsch

Fabian Deutsch

Fabian Deutsch, 94, Magnolia, died Tuesday, April 26, 2022, at the Parkview Manor Nursing Home in Ellsworth.

A funeral Mass was Saturday, April 30, at St. Catherine Catholic Church in Luverne. Burial with full military honors provided by the Ellsworth American Legion was at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery in Ellsworth.

Fabian Deutsch was born Feb. 13, 1928, in Ellsworth to Joe and Josephine (Gerardy) Deutsch. Fabian attended St. Mary Catholic School in Ellsworth. After serving his country in the United States Army during World War II, he received his high school diploma.

He worked for the Rock County Oil Company for 40 years. Fabian also owned and operated Deutsch Lanes and The Red Roof Dance Hall in Ellsworth for many years. He farmed two farms around Ellsworth, approximately 300 acres.

Fabian married Susan “Sue” Berghorst on March 8, 1992, in Pipestone. The couple moved to Magnolia where Fabian served as mayor for over 20 years. He retired at the age of 62. Fabian became a resident of the Parkview Manor Nursing Home in July of 2019.

He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Ellsworth until the church closed and he became a member of St. Catherine Catholic Church in Luverne. He was a member of the American Legion, the VFW, the Knights of Columbus and the Optimist Club. Fabian enjoyed making rugs and polka dancing with his sweetheart, Sue, until just a couple of years ago.

Fabian is survived by his wife, Sue Deutsch, Ellsworth; seven children, Randy (Carla) Deutsch, Cathy Deutsch, Jeffrey (Laurie) Deutsch, Danny Deutsch, Gary (Brenda) Deutsch, Mary (Daryl) Kramer and Sally Lloyd; many grandchildren; great-grandchildren; two brothers, William “Bill” Deutsch and John (Trudy) Deutsch; a sister, Loretta Henning; two sisters-in-law, Donna and Betty Deutsch; four stepchildren, Richard (Robyn) Berghorst, Larry Berghorst, Julie (Rob) Rickenbaugh and Teresa Berghorst; and many stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Lawrence, Eddie and Walter Deutsch; a brother-in-law, Frank Henning; and two sisters-in-law, Jean and Virginia Deutsch.

Arrangements were provided by Dingmann Funeral Home of Luverne, dingmannandsons.com.

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