Local Racing Legend Fuzzy ‘The Hound’ Fassbender Passes Away

(Beaver Dam) The community is mourning the loss of a local racing legend. Ernest “Fuzzy” Fassbender died on Thursday at the age of 90. Fuzzy’s racing career spanned from 1951 to 1982, picking up numerous track championships along the way. He was an inaugural inductee into the Wisconsin Short Track Hall of Fame in Hartford. In 1987, he joined the Dodge County Fair Board where he formed a racing program that ran at the fairgrounds track for two decades. A post on the Beaver Dam Raceway Facebook page reads “sympathy to the Fassbender family” with the passing of “the great Fuzzy the hound.” Fassbender was recently enshrined in a mural in Beaver Dam. Motorists who enter the city from the southern gateway are greeted with a three-panel mural on the Cigelski building featuring the city’s racing history. Fuzzy “The Hound” Fassbender is enshrined alongside local racing legends Miles “The Mouse” Melius and Willie “The Rabbit” Goeden along with Beaver Dam-native Fred MacMurray in his famous, flying Flubber car. Funeral services for Fuzzy are being handled by Cornerstone Funeral and Cremation Services.

Ernest “Fuzzy” Fassbender, Jr.