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Dale Fast of LaPlata, Missouri, died Tuesday, April 26, 2011, at Country Aire Retirement Estates in Lewistown, Missouri.

He was born December 24, 1920, in rural LaPlata, Missouri, the son of Guy and Cordie Vandiver Fast. He was united in marriage to Thelma Geraldine Eagle on September 26, 1941, at Brashear, Missouri.

Surviving are his wife Thelma Geraldine Fast of LaPlata, Missouri, three children, Robert Fast and wife Mary of Moline, Illinois, Brenda Goings and husband Donald of Lewistown, Missouri, Roger Fast and wife Kelly of Mendon, Illinois, eleven grandchildren, Kent Stotler, Joan Albeck, Paula Fast, Michael Fast, Dawn Lowrey, Stacey Meeks, Brent Goings, Bobby Fast, Bretta Goings, Kory Fast, and Ian Fast, thirteen great grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Dale was preceded in death by his parents, and one daughter Peggy Stotler.

Dale received his education in the Bittler Rural School and Brashear High School. He served his country during World War II in the United States Navy from August 15, 1942, to November 27, 1945, serving three years, three months and thirteen days. Dale was a manager of MFA and COOP plants for over thirty years all thru the Northeast Missouri area. He was employed for ten years with Central Stone Quarry in Quincy, Illinois, retiring in 1987. After his retirement Dale enjoyed spending winters with Thelma in Arizona and fishing trips to Minnesota. He also enjoyed farming, hunting, flea markets and spending time with his children and grandchildren. Dale was a member of Brashear Community Bible Church, a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion and was a member of the Colony Masonic Lodge # 168.

Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Saturday, April 30, 2011, at the Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home at Edina, Missouri. Reverend Shannon Perry officiated the services. Burial was in the Locust Hill Cemetery.

Casket bearers were Joan Albeck, Bobby Fast, Brent Goings, Kory Fast, Ian Fast and Alex Albeck.

Memorials may be made to the Brashear Community Bible Church. Memorials may be left at or mailed to Hudson-Rimer funeral Home, P.O. Box 1, Edina, Missouri 63537.