Don Ray Faust, 80, Overbrook: May 10, 1937 – Nov. 12, 2017

OVERBROOK, Kan. – Don Ray Faust, 80, of Overbrook, Kan. passed away after a struggle with COPD, on Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, with his wife of 57 years by his side.

Don was born May 10, 1937, in Lincoln, Neb., to Earl and Alma (Norris) Faust.  Shortly thereafter, the family moved to Des Moines, Iowa, where Don attended grade school, junior high, high school and Iowa State University.  He was a member of the Iowa National Guard until he joined the United States Air Force.

Don was trained in electronics at Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi, Miss., and served at various Air Force bases throughout the Midwest. His last assignment was Omaha, Neb., where he met his future wife, Deanna Faye Bulmer.  The couple married May 8, 1960 at Michigan Valley, Kan.

After leaving the Air Force, Don and Deanna moved to Monahans, Texas, where their daughter Rae Ann was born.  He served as a field engineer with R.C.A. at Pyote, Texas for a short period before moving to Omaha then Hastings, Neb.

Don left R.C.A. and began working for Dictaphone Corporation at multiple locations in Iowa and landed in Waukee, Iowa, where he worked for Bell & Howell Corporation in various management positions throughout the Midwest. He was employed in Omaha when he retired in 1997.

Once retired, Don and Deanna moved to their farm in Kansas where they temporarily lived in a motor home while their current house was being built.

Don was a member of the Chippewa Good Sam’s Club and the Michigan Valley United Methodist Church.  Don and Deanna took many trips in the motor home and wintered in Texas.  Don enjoyed following the Kansas City Royals, Kansas State University and Kansas University basketball, along with hunting, fishing, playing cards and spending time with family and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Deanna, of the home; a daughter, Rae Ann Clemons and husband, Dave, Overbrook; a granddaughter, Hailey Jo and husband, Kris Mueller of Manhattan, Kan.; a grandson, Matthew W. Frey and wife, Kayla, Greer, S.C.; a great-granddaughter, Ashlyn Frey; sister-in-law, Jeanne Faust of Newton, Iowa; and several brother and sister-in-laws and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Alma Faust, and his brother, Robert Earl Faust.

A celebration of life was held Nov. 18, at the Michigan Valley United Methodist Church.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Michigan Valley United Methodist Church sent in care of Greenwood-Roberts Funeral Home, PO Box 268, Overbrook, KS 66524.


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