Class of 1959
Logansport High School
Edward Paul Fasnacht
January 3, 1942 - October 8, 2007
Edward Paul Fasnacht died in
Las Vegas, Nevada, on October 8, 2007, after a period of serious
illness. He was born on January 3, 1942, in Logansport, Indiana,
to Edward P and Idella Fasnacht.
Following in his father's footsteps,
Ed was interested in the jewelry business after having a taste
of his parents' business, Fasnacht Jewelry, in Logansport and
eventually returned to that business.
Ed graduated from Logansport High
School with the class of 1959 and went on to DePauw University
where he received his BA in economics. He was a veteran,
serving as a Lieutenant in the US Navy from 1961-1968 while in
Vietnam. Ed was awarded both the Navy Commendation Medal
and Bronze Star Medal for his service.
Following his years in the Navy,
Ed returned to Logansport and worked in the family business until
1970. He then joined the Dayton-Hudson Corporation working at
three different locations in San Diego, California, Minneapolis,
and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He finally returned to
the family business in Logansport again in 1976 and became secretary-treasurer,
where he designed and implemented payroll and inventory systems.
After twenty years in the family
business, Ed joined AGS Laboratories in Las Vegas in operations
before becoming a client service manager. Highly regarded for
his breadth of industry experience and vast network of contacts,
Ed became a certified gemologist for the American Gem Society..
Ed served in numerous volunteer
activities throughout the industry. He was a past
member of jewelers of America, the Jewelers Vigilance Committee,
and a past chair of the Indiana Guild for the American Gem Society
and served as past president for the Indiana Jewelers Association.
Survivors include his wife Jackie
in Las Vegas, a daughter Gretchen in Noblesville, Indiana, a
son Eddie (and wife) in Las Vegas; a step-son John and two step-daughters
Nicole and Amy; and one granddaughter, Jade.
(This information was gleaned
from Internet articles and with the assistance of his daughter