Kast, Harry

Written by David Green.

Harry W. Kast, 73, of Wauseon, Ohio, formerly of Fayette, Ohio, died June 14, 2010, at his home. 

He was born Sept. 8, 1936, in Chesterfield Township, Ohio, the son of George and Marjorie (Lane) Kast. He married Ruth Ann Friedhoff on Dec. 27, 1997, and she survives.

Harry served his country during the Korean War. He worked for 24 years at Fulton Industries and for 25 years at Winzeler Stamping in Montpelier. He worked until the age of 71.

Harry attended Crossroads Evangelical Church where he was very active in church activities. He was a life member of the Robinson-Gibbs American Legion Post #265 in Wauseon where he served as chaplain for a few years and then became commander of the post and served in that position for two years. He was a member of the Fulton County Honor Guard and the Fulton County United Veterans. He donated blood and blood platelets for many years.

Besides his wife, Harry is survived by nine children—six daughters, Vicki (and Fred) Wheeler, Kandy (and Troy) Wood, Krista Bree, Heather (and Dave) Roberson, Holly Kast, and Michelle (and Rusty) Schaffner and three sons, Marc (and Stephanie) Friedhoff, Michael Friedhoff, and Matthew (and Kerri) Friedhoff; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; four brothers, Jerry (and Nancy) Kast, Larry (and Karen) Kast, Gary (and Mary Jo) Kast, and Rex Kast; and two sisters, Sally (and Bob) Fay, and Cheri Kast.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Eloise (and Junior) Lantz.

Funeral services are scheduled at 10:30 a.m. Friday, at Crossroads Evangelical Church, with Pastor Tyler Quillet and Pastor Nate Hamblin officiating. Burial will follow in Wauseon Union Cemetery where military rites will be performed by the Fulton County Honor Guard.

Visitation is planned from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday, in the chapel at Crossroads Evangelical Church. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Wauseon Robinson-Gibbs American Legion Post, Crossroads Evangelical Church,  American Red Cross, or Hospice of Williams and Fulton Counties.

Arrangements were handled by Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home in Wauseon.

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