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  • Obituary: David D. Fast

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  • David D. Fast, 92, died on June 23, 2014 at Buhler Sunshine Meadows, Buhler.
    He was born Aug. 12, 1921 at home near Medora, the son of D.G. and Anna Willems Fast. He was a longtime Inman resident also living in Hutchinson and Buhler.
    He was a self-employed farmer and was a retired carpenter for Jost & Wiens Construction. He was a 1939 graduate from Zoar Academy and Bible School, Inman, and had attended Grace Bible Institute in Omaha, Nebraska. He and his wife, Fran, were loyal volunteers with RVICS — Roving Volunteers in Christ’s Service. He was a member of First Church of the Nazarene, Hutchinson.
    On Nov. 2, 1945, he married Frances “Fran” Steward in Charlotte, Michigan. She died Jan. 25, 2012.
    Survivors include their children: Timothy and LeAnn Fast, Inman, Karen and Steve Sites, Hillsboro, Vernon Fast, Hutchinson, David and Karen Fast, Topeka, and Leland Fast, San Antonio, Texas; four sisters: Anna Kliewer, Reedley, California, Helen Hornbaker, Hutchinson, Rose Ratzlaff, Washington and Frieda Goertzen, Henderson, Nebraska; 11 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Steven; his parents; two brothers, Joseph and Roy; and two sisters, Marie and Linda.
    Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at First Church of the Nazarene with Pastors Doug Wyatt and Bones Nay presiding.
    Burial will follow at Zoar Cemetery, rural Inman.
    Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. at Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home.
    Memorials may be given to RVICS or Buhler Sunshine Meadows in care of the funeral home.
    Visit www.PenwellGabelHutchinson.com to leave the family a personal message.
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