George Faust, 90, of Creston died June 16, 2014, at Creston Nursing and Rehab Center.
Celebration of life services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 21, at Salem Lutheran Church. The Rev. Brian Jack will officiate. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery in Creston. Military rites will be conducted by Theodore J. Martens Creston VFW Post No. 1797. Open visitation will be 2 to 8 p.m. Friday with family present 6 to 8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, junction of highways 34 and 25. Memorials may be given to Salem Lutheran Church or Care Initiative Hospice. Online condolences may be left at www.powersfh.com.
George Axel Faust, son of Anny Maria (Moberg) and John Axel Faust, was born Nov. 22, 1923, in Husqvarna, Sweden.
George graduated from Creston High School.
George served in the Army from 1943-46.
On April 12, 1945, George married Lucille Mildred Siddens in Creston at the Salem Lutheran parsonage.
They settled in the Creston area, where he worked as a lineman area supervisor for Iowa Southern Utilities for 40 years.
Later he married Allie Mae Winkler.
George is survived by his wife Allie Winkler Faust of Creston; son Jim (wife Sandy) Faust of Rising Sun, Ind.; granddaughters, Debbie (husband Ron) Anderson and Amy (husband Phil) Marmo; daughter Sandra (husband John) Rooker of Creston; granddaughter Jennifer (husband Aaron) Jackson; stepsons, Jack A. (wife Cece) Winkler of Lafayette, Ind., and Bill (wife Marlene) J. Winkler of Des Moines; 12 great-grandchildren, six step-grandchildren, 13 step-great-grandchildren; sister Ellen Thayer of Council Bluffs; brother-in-law Carl Siddens of Carlisle and many nieces, nephews and friends.
George was preceded in death by his parents, first wife Lucille, grandson Nathan Gross and granddaughter-in-law Kim Gross, brother Stewart (wife Joy) Faust, sister Breta (husband Harry) Kinkade and brother-in-law Ken Thayer.