Charles Fast


HAVILAND -- Charles Henry Fast, 89, died Saturday, July 12, 2014, at GlennPark of Defiance, Defiance, Ohio.

He was born June 5, 1925, in Paulding County, Ohio, the son of William C. and Marie H. (Stiebeling) Fast. On February 23, 1947, he married June Gerber, who preceded him in death on October 19, 2009. He was a lifetime, self-employed farmer retiring in 2012. He was a member of John Paulding Historical Society; Gideon's International; and a member of the former Baptist Church of Haviland.

He is survived by a son, Robert (Jan) Fast, Sanford, Fla.; a daughter, Barbara (Seth) Shelton, Shelby, N.C.; a brother, William (Gloria) Fast, Haviland, Ohio; two sisters, Barbara (Richard) Reichter, Andover, Mass., and Marie (Mike) Baughman, Columbia, S.C.; two grandchildren, Angela Myers and Joshua (Heather) Shelton; and three great-grandchildren, Brady, Alyson and Blake Shelton.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and a brother, John.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 15, at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding, with Pastor Joe Shouse and Pastor Ron Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Creek Cemetery, Haviland. Visitation will be from 5-9 p.m. today, July 14, at Den Herder Funeral Home, and one hour prior to services on Tuesday.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations made to Gideon's International. Online condolences may be sent to

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