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Wednesday, October 25th, 2006
Vernon John Fark, 87, of St. Marys, died at 11:35 a.m. Oct. 24, 2006, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys, due to heart complications.
He was born Oct. 19, 1919, in Auglaize County, to Edwin and Amanda Quellhorst Fark. His wife of 60 years, Verneda Schwabero Fark, survives.
Also surviving are two sons, John (Estelle), Marion, and Steven (Cheryl), Jackson Center; a daughter, Joyce Ann (Mark) Keller, Dayton; two sisters, Irene Berning, Botkins, and Aurelia Hirschfeld, New Bremen; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Deceased are three sisters, Lorma Scheer, Edith McMillan and Marjorie Weber.
He was a lifelong dairy farmer and graduate of New Bremen High School. He also was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during World War II, a Moulton Township trustee and served as president of the Moulton School Board of Education.
He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9289 and American Legion Post 323, both in St. Marys; Auglaize Soil & Water Conservation; Auglaize Holstein Club; Auglaize Farm Bureau; Church Consistory; and the Dairy Herd Improvement Association.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Paul's United Church of Christ, St. Marys, the Rev. Stephen Wills officiating. Burial will follow at German Protestant Cemetery, New Bremen.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Cisco Funeral Home, St. Marys, and after 9:30 a.m. Friday at the church.
Contributions can be made to Agape Ministry, the church memorial fund or the American Heart Association.
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