Kay Fahey

Kay Fahey

NORTHFIELD — It is with profound sadness that we share that Kay Fahey gained her heavenly wings Monday, Feb. 3, 2020. Kay battled a most valiant fight against cancer for over 30 years and although we are so saddened by her loss, we know that she is now at peace.

Mass of Christian Burial for Kay will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Northfield. Visitation will be one hour prior to the Mass.

Arrangements are with Benson & Langehough Funeral Home.


Kay was born Aug. 30, 1942, in Fairmont, Minn., as the oldest child to Wayne and Donna Domek. Kay was the older, wiser and supportive sister to Linda and Wendy. In 1959, the Domek family moved next door to the Fahey family and younger sisters in both families came up with a plot to get Kay and Bill to date. The rest is history as once they began to date, Kay and Bill never looked back. They were married June 17, 1961.

Kay and Bill began their married life in Minneapolis and moved to Thief River Falls, then Northfield. As Bill progressed in his career, Kay maintained the home life and was a devoted and supportive mother for her four boys. She and Bill raised their sons with a strong sense of right and wrong.

She had a positive attitude and was always willing to help when a friend or family member asked. She was strong in faith and belief in family.

She loved roses and gerbera daisies, reading and the many camping trips with her sisters Linda and Wendy. Kay and Bill enjoyed many cruises and trips. Kay’s favorite trips were to Hawaii and Alaska.

Throughout her life, Kay’s grace and calm spirit were an inspiration to all. She became a Catholic when she married Bill and her strong faith and belief in prayer helped her survive cancer far longer than the medical staff thought was possible. She amazed the doctors so much that one wrote of her survival as a miracle. Her family and friends were blessed to have Kay in their lives and her passing leaves a hole that cannot be filled. She will be missed and loved forever.

Kay leaves behind her dear husband, Bill Fahey; four sons, Andy (Tracy) of River Falls, Wis., Shaun (JoEllen) of Minneapolis, Greg (Jill) of Brooklyn Center, and Tim (Sarah DeLong) of Richfield; four grandchildren, Amy Fahey (Jason Ledford) of Sylva, N.C., Kara Fahey (Ryan Dulin) of Northfield, Joe (Katherine Ehrilchman) of Sylva, N.C., Courtney Fahey of Northfield; two great-grandchildren, Alexander Ledford of Sylva, N.C., and Forrest Dulin of Northfield; sisters, Linda Selbrade of Waterville, Wendy (LeRoy) Blum of Fairmont, Minn.; brother-in-law, Paul (Dee) Fahey of St. Cloud; sisters-in-law, Marilyn (Ron) Lessard of Breezy Point, Georgann Dean of Inver Grove Heights, Pam Fahey of New Ulm, Pat (Dan) Bacon of Fairmont, Maureen Fahey of Apple Valley, Geralyn (Carl) Gieseke of Courtland, Michelle (Joe) Sellner of New Ulm; and first cousin, Les (Sharon) Marousek of Okoboji, Iowa.

Kay was preceded in death by her parents, Wayne and Donna Domek; her in-laws, Cecelia and William Fahey and Marvin Sellner; brothers-in-law, Randy Selbrade and Duane Dean.