Fawe, Jr., Robert "Bob" Stephen

Date: Friday, October 30, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon

Visitation Location:
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1500 S. Outer Road, St. Clair, MO 63077

Date: Friday, October 30, 2020
Time: 12:00 PM

Service Location:
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1500 S. Outer Road, St. Clair, MO 63077

Oddfellows Cemetery, Sullivan, MO

Memorials / Donations:
May be made to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1500 S. Outer Road, St. Clair, MO 63077

Robert Stephen Fawe, Jr., known as Bob, of St. Clair, MO passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of his children in Wisconsin on Monday, October 26, 2020 at the age 66 after a long battle with lung cancer. Bob was born September 16, 1954 in Worcester, MA , son of Robert Stephen Fawe, Sr. and Bernice Fawe nee Gignilait; those who knew him loved his New England accent.

Bob is survived by his children: Jason Fawe and wife, Kayla; Kathryn Perz and husband, Adam; Alison or “Sunny” and husband, Ryan; and Twyla Kasper and husband, Josh, along with eight grandchildren, nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, cousins and many friends. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Bernice Fawe; by his daughter, Kristen Fawe; by his brother, Scott Fawe, and by his sisters, Sandra Nye and Debra Carlson, and granddaughter, Kaydence.

Bob was known for his servant’s heart. He was a quiet, humble man and an avid reader. He was a devout member of his much-loved church, Holy Trinity Lutheran (LCMS) in St. Clair where he served as a church elder and was actively involved in ministry efforts through the Spiritual Life Committee, along with building projects including the Christian Life Center and Daycare. Bob whole-heartedly believed in sharing God’s love for us in Jesus. Before passing, he told his children, “there are opportunities our Lord gives us to tell others about Him. They’re not always big moments, but they are there. All you have to do is speak.”

Along with service to his church, Bob took great pride in serving his community which he lovingly referred to as “his beloved St. Clair.” He attempted to give back to the community in a variety of ways, including serving six years as chairman on the Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Commission, a two year appointment on the Industrial Development Authority (IDA) of St. Clair as Secretary and Treasurer, and was nominated for Citizen of the Year by the Mayor.

Bob was a builder by trade and made his great legacy with his company, Fawe Construction, where he built his reputation on hard work, on executing his craft with a level of perfectionism that frequently exhausted him, but that also caused him great joy, and provided homes and businesses for many clients who became like family for him. One of his favorite projects was the stage he built and donated in memory of his daughter, Kristen, to Orchard Park in St. Clair, a venue used for many community events.

Funeral services celebrating Bob’s life will be held on Friday, October 30 at 12:00 p.m. at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church and visitation hours from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.; interment is in Oddfellows Cemetery in Sullivan, MO. Memorials may be made to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1500 S. Outer Rd., St. Clair, MO 63077. The family would like to extend thanks to Holy Trinity, the Horizon Hospice Care Nurses and Staff in Wisconsin and Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO.