John Milo Fasano was born a logger.
He displayed this passion on fia trip five years ago when he was in Yellowstone National Park and saw wildfire-scorched trees. His immediate response was, “there’s a lot of logs there I could haul off.” His love of logging was only superseded by his love of his children and pets.
John owned a logging business most of his adult life, shutting it down in mid-2023. As a child, his father worked in the woods, and as an adult, after a stint in the Army, he began this long career working in the lumber industry, which ended with decades as a business owner and log truck driver.
John was proud of and remembered fondly his military service in the Army’s 14th Cavalry Division. During his service in Germany, he met his wife, Edith, with whom he had four children and adopted one. John was a nice guy who would give you the shirt off his back. He loved road trips and sand-railing. He will be greatly missed.
He leaves behind three children, Heidemarie (Mick) Caswell, of Gresham, Oregon, Michele Fasano Wilsie, of Lacey, Washington, and Curtis Fasano, of Chehalis, Washington. He was also blessed with many grandchildren, cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Enid and Michael J. Fasano; brothers, Michael G. (Jerry) and Floyd Victor (Vic) Fasano; and sons, Leroy John and Frank Henry Fasano.
John was born on Nov. 7, 1935, and was a lifelong resident of Lewis County. He passed on Nov. 24, 2023, peacefully with his family present.
His life will be celebrated on Dec. 8, 2023 when viewing will be available at Cattermole Funeral Home in Winlock, Washington, from 10 a.m. to noon and a graveside services will be held at Claquato Cemetery in Chehalis, Washington, at 2 p.m. A celebration of life will be held after the graveside services at Centralia Square Grand Ballroom in Centralia at approximately 3 p.m. The family requests any donations be made to the Veterans Memorial Museum in Chehalis in honor of his military service.