Funeral services for 97-year-old Alvin A. Fast of Loganville, Georgia, formerly of Mountain Lake, Minnesota, will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday afternoon, January 26, 2018, at the First Mennonite Church-Butterfield, located at 65401 320th Street north of Butterfield, Minnesota. The clergy will be Pastor Jonathan L’Hoste.
Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be at the church the day of the funeral service from 12 noon to 1 p.m.
Alvin A. Fast passed away on Friday, January 19, 2018 at Southern Plantation Assisted Living in Loganville.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.sturmfh.com.
Sturm Funeral Home-Mountain Lake Chapel is handling the arrangements.
Alvin Alfred Fast was born on April 17, 1920 on a farm near Frazer, Montana.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Olga: his father and mother, Abraham and Agatha Fast; his brothers, Arthur, Fernando and Leslie; his sisters, Alma, Adella, and Adeline and his first-born son, Larry Gene.
He is survived by his brothers, Arnold, Sam, Harry, Herbert and Arlie; his sisters, Frances Becker, Lila Neufeld and Alice Bruesehoff; his children, Leroy “Dan” Fast (Judy) of Houston, Texas, Leland Fast (Donna) of Atlanta, Georgia, Lynnea Wise (Landrum) of Houston, Loren Fast (Dora) of Cotulla, Texas and Lowell Fast (Sandy) of Atlanta; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Alvin and Olga served in a church in Madrid, Nebraska before God called them to the mission field. They served faithfully as missionaries in Cuba for 15 years, in Venezuela for 25 years and finally in Hialeah, Florida for 15 years in church planting and prison ministry. They retired in 2001 to Dowling Park, Florida.
In lieu of flowers, the children have requested that memorials be sent to: United World Mission, 205 Regency Executive Park Dr, Ste 430, Charlotte, NC 28217; First Mennonite Church of Butterfield or your local church’s outreach ministry.