Tuesday, February 13, 2001

Obituary: Robert J. "Archie" Faust - Class of 1950

MADISON [Wisconsin] - Robert J. Archie Faust, age 68, of Madison, died on Monday, February 12, 2001, at his home from congestive heart failure. He was born on July 9, 1932, the son of Henry and Grace (Beld) Faust. He attended Madison parochial grade schools and was a 1950 graduate of Madison Central High School, where he was known as Archie. He served in the Korean War from 1951 until 1953. He formerly worked at Krueger Fabricating Company, now known as Dairy Equipment Company, before joining the Madison Police Department on May 1, 1955. He served different departments from walking beats, motorcycle detail, hit-and-run officer, before becoming a detective in 1976. He served in that capacity until he retired in 1985. Bob was a Badgers and Packers fan, and loved fishing, especially at his cottage in northern Wisconsin. He was a charter member of St. Peter Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus. He is survived by his wife, Joyce, whom he married in 1952; four daughters, Kaye (Loran) Mezera, Susan (John) Faust-Evans, Mary (Bill) Muth and JoAnne (Scott) Nelson, all of Madison; and six grandchildren, Mike and Matt Mezera, Michelle and Kristy Muth, and Samantha and Shannen Nelson. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, James. The family would like to thank Dr. Robert Alt in his efforts to aid Bob in his illness. A memorial Mass will be held at ST. PETER CATHOLIC CHURCH, 5001 N. Sherman Ave., on Thursday, February 15, 2001, at 10:30 a.m. Friends may call at RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 2418 N. Sherman Ave., on Wednesday, February 14, 2001, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. He will be deeply missed and in our hearts forever. Ryan Funeral Home 2418 N. Sherman Ave. (608) 249-8257

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on February 13, 2001; submitted by Michael Vahldieck (Class of 1968)

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