Grant T. Faust, 98, of Coggon, passed away Sunday, December 30, 2018, at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester. Visitation will be from 4 – 7 p. m. Thursday, January 3, 2019, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Central City. Funeral Services: 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 4, 2019, at Zion Presbyterian Church in Coggon, officiated by Rev. Darcy Metcalfe and Rev. Leonard “Doc” Ranson. Burial: Coggon Cemetery. Military Honors provided by Coggon American Legion Post No. 362.
Grant was born near Central City, Iowa, on June 26, 1920, the son of George John Faust and Alma Susan (Kennedy) Faust. He graduated from Coggon High School in 1939, and attended Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls. He also joined the National Guard, and later served his country in the Army during WWII. He has been a member of the American Legion for 76 years, currently at Post 362 in Coggon.
Grant married his high school sweetheart, Norma Jean Truesdell in 1944. They were married for over 53 years until her passing in 1998. They were parents to three children. Their two oldest children, Allan and Marcia, were stricken with illness and both passed in 1953. They farmed near Ryan, where he also operated his business, Handicraft Shop, doing repairs of all kinds. In retirement, he delivered Meals on Wheels in the Coggon area for over 20 years.
Grant is survived by a son, Craig (Judy) Faust of Coggon; grandchildren Jeremy Faust of Coggon, Douglas (Abbey) Faust of Anamosa, Allison (James) Gates of Ryan, and Suzanne (Aric) Whiting of Marion; 8 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson. He was preceded in death by his wife, Norma, a son, Allan and a daughter, Marcia.
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