William “Bill” Brian Fasbender

August 1, 1961 - January 14, 2020

William “Bill” Brian Fasbender, 58, a resident of Cape Coral, FL for the past ten years, passed away peacefully and at home after a year long battle with cancer on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 in Cape Coral. He was born August 1, 1961 in Chippewa Falls, WI.

Bill was raised on the family dairy farm in Cornell, Wisconsin and after high school attended the Eau Claire Technical School for Carpentry. He had an entrepreneurial spirit and drive and held all sorts of outdoor jobs throughout his life which led to his perpetual tan. He was a bridge builder, owned a snow plow business, and owned a construction company. He most recently owned and operated a lawn service business in Cape Coral. His passion was carpentry and was great at building and fixing things. He enjoyed football, especially the Green Bay Packers, and loved traveling, golfing, and hunting. He was the consummate storyteller and teacher, whether it be with his family, employees, friends, or grandchildren. Bill gave the BEST hugs and his smile lit up the room. He had a great sense of humor and was always quick with a funny remark. 

Bill is survived by his beloved wife of over 12 years, Kris Fasbender (Scherbarth) of Cape Coral; loving mother, Nancy Fasbender (Olmstead) of Cornell, WI; three loving children, Rosie Holt (Richard) of Valdosta, GA, Samantha Lee (Seth) of Billings, MT, and Nick Fasbender (Alyssa) of Eau Claire, WI; stepchildren, Jessica Boie (Jason) of Cottage Grove, MN, and Jason Mannin (Ashley) of Virginia Beach, VA; five siblings, Eileen Scott (Steve) of Arden Hills, MN, Tony Fasbender (Michelle) of Holcombe, WI, Ron Fasbender (Patty) of Reed City, MI, Dan Fasbender of Cornell, WI, and Mike Fasbender (Trisha) of Princeton, MN; twelve grandchildren, Connor, Sophia, Easton, Hunter, William, Lucas, Thomas, Rylee, Ryan, Ryder, Preston, and Wesley; as well as in laws, and many nieces and nephews.

Bill was preceded in death by his father, Howard Charles Fasbender.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:30 PM Sunday, February 9, 2020 at Christian Life Fellowship, 1200 SW 20th Ave., Cape Coral, FL 33991 with Pastor David Comer officiating.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Bill Fasbender are suggested to The New Beginnings of SW Florida: https://thenewbeginnings.org/ (4810 Marine Drive, Cape Coral, FL 33904)

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Bob and Sandy Jan 17, 2020 at 11:17 am

    A life well lived but taken far too soon for those of us that loved him Bob and Sandy

  2. Chaney Peavler Jan 17, 2020 at 1:23 pm

    Kris, I am so sorry to learn about Bill’s passing. He sounded like an AMAZING man. My thoughts are with you and your family.

  3. David Hoel Jan 17, 2020 at 4:07 pm

    So sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. We grew up together in Cornell. Will be missed dearly.

  4. Le Jing Van Rhee Jan 17, 2020 at 10:48 pm

    I am so sorry to hear that, we will try our best to be there.

  5. David smith Jan 18, 2020 at 3:56 am

    We are so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our hearts and prayers.

  6. Christina Carufel Rucks Jan 18, 2020 at 8:22 am

    I am so sorry to hear or his battle with cancer and the news of his passing. I knew Bill for only about 6 months but tried to keep in contact over the years. I worked for him as a painter for his construction company sometime around 2008. After I guaduated college the job market was pretty crappy and Bill took a chance on my skills and ability. He was always very positive and had a kind demeanor. After reading his obituary I am sad to say I missed out on his stoytelling as our relationship was all business but his example of entrepreneurship and hard working spirit has helped me in my career. I reached out to him a couple of years back to reconnect and maybe hire him for some work on my first home purchase. This was when I learned he moved to Fl. Again I am so sorry for your family’s loss, he was a great man.

  7. Connie Kays Jan 18, 2020 at 10:00 am

    Mike and I are so sad to hear of Bill’s passing. He quickly became one of our favorite people in Florida. Our deepest sympathy and prayers.

  8. Sue Steel Jan 18, 2020 at 10:45 am

    With heart felt condolences Kris, so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  9. Michele kokosh Jan 19, 2020 at 3:16 pm

    Michael, I am so sorry for your loss. Big hugs

  10. Ernst and Lesta Beller Jan 21, 2020 at 5:29 pm

    We’re sorry for your loss. Our prayers and hugs are with you.

  11. Mary Masters Jan 25, 2020 at 3:51 pm

    We are so honored to have been a part of Bill’s life. Kris and Bill were mealtime mentors at The New Beginnings and we were privileged to see how God used this loving couple in the lives of our single mothers and their children. Bill had a special connection with the kids and they loved him as we all did. May he Rest In Peace with Jesus.

  12. mary masters Jan 25, 2020 at 3:59 pm

    We were privileged to see how God used Bill and Kris Fasbender in our ministry for single moms and their children. They had a special connection that reached out to each one they met. Bill loved the kids and they loved him. We will sorely miss him. May he Rest In Peace with Jesus.

  13. Juanita Patten Jan 29, 2020 at 9:37 pm

    Bill was one of my favorite nephews. He is now in the hands of our blessed Lord and at peace. Our prayers remain for peace for his family. Nita and Phil.

  14. Nancy Swenson Feb 4, 2020 at 7:37 pm

    Love and prayers to my favorite couple – Bill and Kris Fasbender,

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  16. Theresa(Pieper) and Richard Sedlacek and family Feb 10, 2020 at 9:57 pm

    We are very sorry for your loss. I went to school with Bill in Cornell WI. Prayers for you all.

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