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William Fast

December 5, 1929 — August 17, 2020

Van Wert, Ohio

William C. Fast, III, 90, of Van Wert passed away on August 17, 2020 at Hearth and Home of Van Wert.

Born on December 05, 1929, in Haviland, Ohio the son of the late William C. Fast, II and Marie (Stiebeling) Fast. On August 29, 1954, he married the former Gloria M. Mohr, who survives. Together, they shared more than 65 years of marriage.

William was a graduate of Haviland High School. He received his Bachelor's degree from Defiance College and his Master's degree from Indiana University. William was a veteran of the United States Army serving during the Korean War stationed in Japan.

William retired in 1981 after 30 years of service at Antwerp and Paulding High Schools as a Guidance Counselor.

William was a member of the First Baptist Church in Van Wert, the Paulding Camp of Gideon's International and the Sons of the American Revolution.

Surviving are his wife Gloria; children, Jeanne Fast of Findlay, Ohio, Kenneth (Patti) Fast of Van Wert and Paul (Kim) Fast of Lynchburg, Virginia; his grandchildren, Katherine, Elizabeth, Julia, Aaron, Carl, Jacob, Kristin, Tiffany, Jayson and Brandon; 10 great grandchildren; and sisters, Barbara (Dick) Reichter of Andover, Massachusetts and Marie (Mike) Baughman of Columbia, South Carolina.

In addition to his parents, William was preceded in death by his brothers, Charles Fast and John Fast.

The funeral will be held at 12:00 pm on Saturday, August 22, 2020 at First Baptist Church, Van Wert. Interment will follow in Mohr Cemetery, Van Wert.

Visitation will be from 10:00 am-12:00 pm on Saturday at the church.

Preferred memorials may be directed to Gideon's International.

Although family and friends are invited to attend William's visitation and services, we continue to be cautious and concerned for those who are most vulnerable, the elderly and those with serious health issues. We strongly urge everyone to remain vigilant and respect the well-being of the family members and friends. Attendees are asked to observe social distancing, refrain from close physical contact, and wear facial coverings as required by state mandate.

Funeral services will be live-streamed at www.alspachgearhart.com/obituary/william-fast. A recording will be available at this site for 90 days.

To share in William's online memorial, please visit www.alspachgearhart.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, 722 S Washington Street, Van Wert, OH 45891.

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Visitation

Saturday, August 22, 2020

10:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Saturday, August 22, 2020

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Military Graveside Service

Saturday, August 22, 2020

1:00 - 1:15 pm (Eastern time)

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