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Gladys May Fast

 

Gladys May (Funk) Fast was born April 28, 1932, in Volt, Mont., to George and Lydia Schultes Funk. She passed away peacefully into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior on Thursday, June 30, 2022, at the age of 90. Gladys grew up on the family's farm during the depression years. She accepted the Lord at a young age during an evangelistic meeting.

Gladys' family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., on Thursday, July 14, at Bell Mortuary, in Glasgow, Mont. Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, July 15, at the MB Church in Lustre, Mont. (95 MB Church Rd). Burial and refreshments to follow.

Gladys attended grades one through eight in the one room Volt school. Her love of fabrics and sewing blossomed while working in the fabric department in JCPenney in Wolf Point, Mont., after she graduated from Wolf Point High School in 1950.

Harvey and Gladys met at a church event, and married Oct. 28, 1951. They lived on the family farm in the Lustre community until retiring and moving to Glasgow in 2009. They were blessed with 70 years of marriage, four children, 10 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.

Along with raising her family, her farm life included milking cows, tending chickens, sewing the family's clothes, cooking for hired help, and growing a large garden. Many of the community ladies can trace their raspberry bushes to Gladys' patch. After her children left home she was able to devote more time to her favorite hobbies of knitting, crocheting and most of all, quilting. For their high school graduation each grandchild received a beautiful hand-quilted quilt. She loved nothing more than teaching others to quilt.

Her kind and generous spirit were evident in her love of entertaining, mentoring the younger women, and teaching Sunday School. She lived her faith and shared her love of Jesus from the time she was a child, through her years in Prairie Ridge and Valley View Home.

Gladys is reunited with her parents, George and Lydia Funk; infant sister Freida Funk; brother Larry Funk; son-in-law Duane Nasner; great-grandson Blake Reddig and great-granddaughters Magdalena, Delilah, Eden and Alice Unger.

Those who will miss Gladys are her husband Harvey; her children, Shirley Nasner, of Wolf Point, Jean and Ken Joiner, of Bozeman, Mont., Joan and Keith Unger, of Lustre, and Warren and DeeDee Fast, of Lustre; her 10 grandchildren, Lynae (Nasner) and Gary Gackle, Scott and Jennifer Nasner, Andy and Joy Unger, Jennifer ViVerette (Unger), Chris and Jess Unger, Luke and Jennifer Unger, Rochelle Unger, Rebecca (Unger) and Randy Reddig, Tony and Amy Fast and Craig and Lindsay Fast; great-grandchildren Hannah, Caleb and Grace Gackle, Xavier, Kate, Matthew and Myah Nasner, Isabelle, Canaan, Edwin, Jedidiah and Everly Unger, Swayze ViVerette, Ada Unger, Avery, Ryder and Ella Unger, Cameron, Harlo and Marlee Reddig, Natalie, Aleah and Maycie Fast, Addilyn, Harrison, Janelle and Maxwell Fast; brother Dale and Florence Funk, sister-in-law Shirley Funk, and many friends and family.

As a family we wish to give a heartfelt thank you to the staff of Prairie Ridge and Valley View Home for the loving care they gave Gladys in recent years. Their dedication is appreciated.

Memorials received will be given to Lustre Christian High School and the Lustre Mennonite Brethren Church Women's Mission Society.

Condolences may be left at bellmortuarymontana.com.

 

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