Hastings resident Iona M. Fast, 89, passed away Monday, August 12, 2019, at Perkins
Pavilion Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village, Hastings, NE.
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 & Hannah (Friesenburg) Kuhlman in
Gothenburg, NE. She graduated from Gothenburg High School and attended Mary
Lanning School of Nursing. Iona married William Henry Fast on October 22, 1950, in
Hastings, NE; 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 & Hanna Kuhlman; husband, William
Henry Fast; infant brother, Eugene Wayne Kuhlman; father-in-law & mother-in-law, Paul
& Marie Fast; brothers-in-law & sisters-in-law, Fred & Georgia Fast and Melvin &
Rosemarie (Fast) Farris; and nephew, Gary Farris.
Sons: Roger William & Ellie Fast – Hillsboro, OR
Philip George Fast – Hastings, NE
Grandchildren: Catherine Nichole Fast – Nashville, TN
Pamela Dawn Hatch – Hastings, NE
Michelle Leigh Barry – Nashville, TN
Derek Philip Fast – Hastings, NE
Brother-in-law & Sister-in-law: Bob & Marlene Fast