Fredrick J. Fassnacht, 63, passed away peacefully in his Deer Park home on Thursday, November 8, 2012, surrounded by his family.
He was born on October 6, 1949 in Chicago, IL, where he proudly remained for his entire life. Both an intellectual and a sportsman, he acquired three collegiate degrees, including law, and played college football at Wisconsin LaCrosse.
Thereafter, he worked as a sales executive at Merrill Corporation for over thirty years. A board member of Inverness Golf Club, Fred was an avid golfer who took great enjoyment spending time on the fairways and greens. Fred was a connoisseur of both the simple and the refined - he loved fine wine, gourmet dining, well-tailored suits, and the best cigars, while he also enjoyed grilling on the patio and watching Chicago sports with his family and friends.
He is survived by his mother, Patricia; his wife, Lucie; his children, Erik, Owen, and Abigail; his brother, Mark; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial Visitation Saturday, November 10, 2012, 1-6 PM at Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home, 185 E. Northwest Hwy., Palatine. Memorial Service Sunday, November 11, 2012, 3 PM at St. Michael Episcopal Church, 647 Dundee Avenue, Barrington.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Fredrick's name to Hospice Foundation of Northeastern, IL, 405 Lake Zurich Road, Barrington, IL 60010 would be appreciated.
Information provided by Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home in Palatine.