Joe Faust, 92, of Windsor, Missouri, died Monday morning, February 17, 2014, at Windsor Healthcare & Rehabilitation in Windsor.
He was born September 10, 1921, in Alton, Mo., the son of Lewis Joseph Faust and Naomi (Norman) Faust. On October 10, 1953, in Bolivar, Mo., he married Martha Irene Shadwick and she preceded him in death on February 15, 2012.
Joe was a World War II veteran of the United States Navy. He worked for the Bendix Corporation in Kansas City, Mo., for over 9 years. He lived in the Kansas City area until 1962 when he and his family moved to El Dorado Springs, Mo. While in El Dorado Springs, he sold insurance and then began a job with Mid-America Dairymen that would eventually lead the family to move to Windsor, Mo. He retired from Mid-Am after 20 years. Following his retirement, he volunteered for the Windsor Senior Center for over 10 years and was the maintenance worker for the First Baptist Church, Windsor, for 16 years. He was a member and Deacon of the First Baptist Church, Windsor. He was a former member of the El Dorado Springs Lions Club, the Windsor Lion’s Club, Windsor IOOF Lodge #187, and also a former member of the Board of Directors of the Windsor Ambulance District and the Windsor Senior Center. Joe loved any kind of electrical work or challenge and could build or fix anything. He was an incredibly patient man in all areas of his life. Enjoying his grandchildren, fishing, “puttering” around fixing things, and eating a good meal brought him much joy.
Survivors include a son, Brian Joseph Faust and his wife Kathy, Windsor, Mo.; 2 daughters, Sherry Ann Okon and her husband Thomas, Richardson, Texas; and Valerie Sue Cowan and her husband Kevin, Wichita, Kansas; 2 grandsons, Kaegan and Shaemus Cowan; 2 step-grandchildren, Iline Cooper and Thomas Okon; 4 step-great-grandchildren, Aarron Cooper, Austyn Womble, Maddie Okon, and Peyton Okon; a sister, Patricia Hallquist, Kansas City, Mo., a sister-in-law, Marie Ratcliff, Halfway, Mo.; and several nieces, nephews, and a cousin Suzanne Norman-Fenberg, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. In addition to his wife, Joe was preceded in death by 3 brothers, John Albert Faust, William Faust, and Norman Faust; and a sister, Eileen Hogan.
Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, February 20, 2014, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor, with Reverends Doug Hall and Jim Hallquist co-officiating. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. The family suggests memorial contributions to the First Baptist Church or the Laurel Oak Cemetery and contributions may be left in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be left online at www.hadleyfuneralhome.com.