Cathy Colleen Fait

May 31, 1949 - March 14, 2023


Obituary For Cathy Colleen Fait

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FITCHBURG, Cathy Colleen Fait, age 73, passed away unexpectedly, on Tuesday, March 14, 2023, at St. Mary’s Hospital. Cathy was born May 31, 1949, in Marshfield, WI to Robert and Helen Dums. She graduated from Marshfield High School, and later obtained her degree as a dental assistant. Cathy was married to Ron Fait on June 13, 1970 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Marshfield, WI. The majority of her work career was spent as an educational assistant in the Madison Metropolitan School District. She was a longtime member of the Holy Mother of Consolation Catholic Church.

In her free time, Cathy enjoyed traveling, including gambling stops to Las Vegas and annual trips to visit family in Arizona. She cherished spending time with both family and friends. Her true passion in life was to love and nurture her entire family, especially her children and grandchildren. She unconditionally and unselfishly loved them dearly and supported them immensely throughout her life. Cathy will be remembered by everyone who knew her for her kindness, quick wit, humorous storytelling, generosity, and positive attitude. Anyone who knew Cathy would say that she improved the lives of everyone around her and made this a better world to live in. She will be greatly missed.

Cathy is survived by her husband of 53 years, Ron; children, Pamela (Mark) Emmerich and Patrick (Chelsea); grandchildren, Madeline, Mallorie, Harrison, and Natalie; father, Robert Dums; siblings, Ron Dums, Tom (Terri) Dums, Peggy (Dan) Potter, Mick (Audrey) Dums, Becky David, and Bob (Colette) Dums. She is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other family and friends. Cathy is preceded in death by her mother, Helen.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, March 21, 2023 at HOLY MOTHER OF CONSOLATION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 651 N. Main Street, Oregon, WI. A visitation will be held from 9:30 AM until time of the Mass on Tuesday at the church.

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Ryan Funeral Home & Cremation Services 5701 Odana Road 608-274-1000

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  • March 21, 2023

    Thinking of your entire family during this incredibly difficult time. Cathy's light will continue to shine bright through the love and joy of her amazing children and beautiful grandchildren. -Amy Jones

  • March 21, 2023

    Our deepest sympathy to the Fait family.

  • March 20, 2023

    Our hearts are grieving. Cathy was the vivacious clone of her mother. May the Lord bring comfort and peace to all. With love, cousin Nadeen and husband Greg Olson

  • March 20, 2023

    Pat and Family- I was so sad to hear this news. Your mom was truly one of a kind! I remember her supervising one of our study halls at West High School and, recognizing that it was a total waste of everyone's time, said, "if you're going to make all these kids do this at least use the time for something valuable." Then she proceeded to teach us to play blackjack. And she was right...and we learned a lot! Your mom's enthusiasm and joy for life is sure to live on in each of us that she touched. Sending hugs to you all!

  • March 20, 2023

    Farewell, dearest cousin. I will never forget the happy times we shared as kids when your parents invited me to come from Wausau to spend fair week with you in Marshfield. I will miss our occasional phone calls and emails and the fact that the world will no longer be able to experience your wonderfully mischievous sparkling eyes—just like your Mom's. Hope you two are having a great time catching up. Hold a seat for us, please. Louise (Giles) Maddux

  • March 20, 2023

    Thinking of the whole family during this difficult time. Cathy was so friendly and welcoming whenever I saw her. She loved her family so much - especially her grandchildren! 🙂

  • March 20, 2023

    Our deepest sympathy to Ron & his family. Cathy was a wonderful woman & friend to so many of us in the Strand family. Rod & Diane Hassett

  • March 20, 2023

    Sending hugs, thoughts and prayers to Cathy's extended family on behalf of my late husband Bernie Giles. Bernie was the oldest son of Claude and Norma Giles.

  • March 20, 2023

    Dear Fait and Dums Families, I am so saddened to learn of your loss. There are many happy memories of Cousin Cathy (and her siblings) during our growing up years. During a visit with her and my sisters, at her Father's home, I saw her as a person dedicated to her family and grandchildren. More and more, she has reminded me of her mother, Helen, with her quick wit, her lovely laugh, and her amazing, positive attitude. Please know, you are in my prayers during this difficult time. Rosemary (Giles) Towle

  • March 20, 2023

    Our deepest sympathy on the passing of your beloved Cathy. Always so friendly, with a ready smile. We will keep her and you, Ron, in our thoughts and prayers Carol and Lyle Hird

  • March 20, 2023

    Pat & family I was shocked to hear about Cathy. Family was so important to Cathy and would share family stories & Vegas trips with me at West. She will be missed by many. My thoughts & prayers are with you & your family Pat.

  • March 19, 2023

    I am shocked beyond belief to read about Cathy's passing. I have so many fun memories of working with Cathy at West High School and cheering our boys in Volleyball games. She always had great stories to tell that kept us laughing when we should have been working! Her love for her family and grandchildren was first and foremost in her life. So sorry for your loss. RIP, dear friend!

  • March 18, 2023

    A beautiful, vibrant soul whom we will dearly miss! 💜 All our love and prayers to her loving family! Mike, Kate, Scott and Alyssa

  • March 18, 2023

    We are saddened to hear of your recent loss. I grew up about 3 blocks fry the Dums Family on South Cedar, Marshfield, WI. RIP Cathy!

  • March 17, 2023

    My sympathy to all who loved Cathy. I met Cathy through Ron's brother, Bob, and although I didn't know her well, she was very kind and fun to be with. I know that she was loved deeply. May God grant you peace during this time of sadness.

  • March 17, 2023

    I can't think about Cathy without smiling deep from my heart. She brought so much laughter to every gathering. I always felt that she could find and spread joy in everything she did. It's hard to imagine the loss that her family is feeling. Heaven has gained an amazing angel.

  • March 17, 2023

    To Ron Fait and family, to Bob Dums and family, I hardly know where to begin. I am so sorry to see this. Cathy's been family to me, too, since we were toddlers. Thank you for the lifetime, Cathy. Scott Wilcott


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    Dearest Fiat and Dums Families, We are praying for you during this time of deep sorrow. Might the delightful memories of Cathy sustain you all. Your (Claude) Giles Cousins

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