Hastings, Nebraska, resident Iona M. Fast, 89, passed away Monday, Aug. 12, 2019, at Perkins Pavilion Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village in Hastings.
Memorial service is 10 a.m. Friday, August 16, at First St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Hastings with Pastor Joel Remmers officiating. Burial will be at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Visitation is 1-8 p.m. Thursday with family present 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home, and one hour prior to service at the church. Memorials may be given to First St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Iona was born August 8, 1930, to George and Hanna (Friesenburg) Kuhlman in Gothenburg, Nebraska. She graduated from Gothenburg High School and attended Mary Lanning School of Nursing. Iona married William Henry Fast on October 22, 1950, in Hastings; he preceded her in death on February 14, 1981. She was a homemaker and a member of First St. Paul's Lutheran Church where she served on the church council, Lutheran Women #1, and volunteered at Mary Lanning Hospital for many years as a Pink Lady. Iona had a magnificent doll collection.
Iona was preceded in death by her parents, George and Hanna Kuhlman; husband, William Henry Fast; infant brother, Eugene Wayne Kuhlman; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Paul and Marie Fast; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Fred and Georgia Fast and Melvin and Rosemarie (Fast) Farris; and nephew, Gary Farris.
Survivors include sons, Roger William and Ellie Fast of Hillsboro, Oregon and Philip George Fast of Hastings; grandchildren, Catherine Nichole Fast of Nashville, Tennessee, Pamela Dawn Hatch of Hastings, Michelle Leigh Barry of Nashville, Tennessee and Derek Philip Fast of Hastings; great-grandchildren, Taven, Colton, Ella, Hannah, Parker, Lilly, and Abram; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Bob and Marlene Fast.