HURON — Kathryn Fast, 90, of Huron, died Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, at the SunQuest Health Care Center.
Her funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Bethesda Church with the Rev. Roy Burket officiating. Burial will be in the Prairie Bible Church Cemetery. Visitation will be today from 1 to 8 p.m. at the Kuhler Funeral Home with her family present from 5 to 7 p.m. A prayer service will be held at 6 p.m.
Kathryn Hofer was born on March 29, 1923, to John J. K. and Sarah (Tschetter) Hofer on a farm near Hitchcock.
She was saved on Oct. 20, 1937, and baptized on June 22, 1941.
On Aug. 26, 1945, she married Benjamin Fast at the Gospel Rescue Mission in Huron. They operated a large dairy farm for many years. In 1962, she and her husband moved to a farm near Iroquois. They later moved to Sioux Falls where they owned an apartment complex and built Fast Car Wash in 1978.
On February 27, 1999 she married Harry Becker in Sioux Falls and moved to Huron.
She enjoyed cooking and baking.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands, Ben and Harry; two daughters, Connie and Carolyn, in infancy; one son, Ron Fast; four brothers, John, Leon, Joe and Melvin Hofer; and three sisters, Anna Wyld, Rosie Hofer and Dorothy Wipf.
She is survived by her four children, Judy Fast of Hartford; Randall (Darlene) Fast of Missoula, Mont.; Janet (John) Neuroth of Casper, Wyo.; and Verlyn (Lisa) Fast of Lafayette, Ind.; one daughter-in-law, Sheryl Fast of Sioux Falls; three brothers, Herbert (Dee Ann) Hofer of Huron, Allen (Ella Mae) Hofer of Sioux Falls and Eldon (Alie) Hofer of Hitchcock; three sisters, Alma Hofer, Edna (Solomon) Tschetter, Beverly (Gary) Frankenstein; 17 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren., all of Huron; and several sister-in-laws.For the complete article see the 08-27-2013 issue.
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