Wilfred Faust

Wilfred Faust, 95, of Miller, passed away Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at the Good Samaritan Society in Miller.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Monday, June 6, 2016 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Miller with Father Chester Murtha, celebrant.  Burial will follow at St. Ann’s Cemetery, Miller.  Visitation will begin at 5:00 p.m., Sunday, June 5, 2016 with a 6:30 p.m. rosary service followed by a 7:00 p.m. prayer service, all at the church.

Wilfred Joseph Faust, was born July 30, 1920 on a farm northeast of Elgin, Nebraska to Joseph and Katherine (Selting) Faust.  He attended rural school and later attended Saint Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin, Nebraska where he rode a horse to school.  In 1933 his parents moved to Polo, South Dakota. He attended St. Liborius Catholic school and graduated from Fairview High school with the class of 1940. After graduating from school he worked for several farmers shucking grain, and with several threshing crew.

He married Marjorie Marie Cotton on November 17, 1942 at St. Liborius Catholic Church in Polo, South Dakota.  They then moved to Seattle, Washington where he went to work for Seattle and Tacoma Shipbuilding Corporation, building destroyer ships for the U.S. Navy. He moved back to a farm, south of Polo in September 1948 and started to farm and ranch. Marge and Wilfred adopted Mary Kathryn on October 13, 1949. He served on the Fairview High school board and was manager of the Polo baseball team. Then on March 30th, 1961 his daughter arrived naming her Dawn Marie.  They then moved to Miller in March 1967, worked for Ben and Ruby Scherr for 25 years between John Deere Implement business and raising limousine cattle, and farming.  Later he went to work for Kelvin and Carol Grey running machinery and farming, then retired in 2004.

He is survived by his wife, Marjorie (Cotton) Faust of Miller; his daughter, Dawn (Craig) Price of Miller; eight grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents: Joseph and Katherine Faust; his 2 brothers: Florian & LaVern; 3 sisters: Agnes, Freda, Rosemond; daughter, Mary Teller; and great-grandson, Todd Teller.

Reck Funeral Home of Miller has been entrusted with Wilfred’s arrangements.


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