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Dr Harold V. Faust

Dr Harold V. Faust

Death 28 Dec 2006 (aged 84)
Kingsford, Dickinson County, Michigan, USA
Burial Iron Mountain, Dickinson County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID 17301190 · View Source
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Spread Eagle, Wis. — Rev. Dr. Harold V. Faust, 84, of 1820 MaryÂ's Way, died Thursday, Dec. 28, 2006, at ManorCare Health Services in Kingsford.

He was born on Dec.18, 1922, in Varnmo, Sweden to the late Bror Gustaf and Helga (Danielson) Faust.

He graduated from Moline High School in Moline, Ill., and went on to graduate from Augustana College in 1944. In 1948, Harold graduated from Augustana Theological Seminary.

He married Louise Norton on Oct. 18, 1947, at Augustana Seminary Chapel in Rock Island, Ill..

He was ordained on a call to Africa in 1948, but was loaned for a year to Georgetown Lutheran Church in Danbury, Conn. Harold, Louise, and their infant son, Mark arrived in Tanzania, East Africa in 1949. He was instrumental in building schools, churches, and medical facilities. He spent two furloughs in school studying anthropology and linguistics earning an A.B., an AM. DIV. a S.T.M. and a L.H.D. degrees.

Harold was fluent in Swedish, Swahili, and three tribal dialects. He translated works from Swahili to the tribal dialects for the people with which he worked. Harold did this work, knowing that the Word of God in the nativeÂ's own language will remain and bring endless blessings when the missionary has long been forgotten. The Fausts spent 26 years in Africa before coming to Our SaviourÂ's Lutheran Church in Iron Mountain.

Harold was the pastor at Our SaviourÂ's Lutheran Church from 1976 until his retirement in 1987. Harold and Louise then enjoyed their home on Middle Lake in Spread Eagle, frequently entertaining many guests.

He hunted big game in Africa and was an avid HAM radio operator. He was active in the UP Cursillo movement, the Iron Mountain-Kingsford Kiwanis Club, Memorial Hospice, and the Iron Mountain Area Clergy Association. In 1998, he published a book about his experience as a pioneer missionary with the Barabaig tribe in Tanzania, East Africa.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Louise; three sons, Mark (Vicki) Faust of Plano, Texas, Stephen (Vicki) Faust of Spread Eagle, David (Diane) Faust of Negaunee; two daughters, Ann (Ibrahim) Ismail of Oakland, Calif., and Linda (Brad) Karlgaard of Coeur dÂ'Alene, Ind., 15 grandchildren, Peter Bandy, Bahanan, Delmar, Ismail, and Ebado Ismail, Seth, Ethan, Lindsey, and Nathaniel Gibbon, Ingrid and Elsa Faust, Eric and Daniel Faust, Kelli and David Karlgaard; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Erling Faust.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Our SaviourÂ's Lutheran Church and on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the church.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday at the church. Rev. Stephen Cowen will officiate.

Burial will be in Dickinson County Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers will be John Kelm, Dennis Veale, William Carlson, Melvin DeGroot, Gene Whippler, and Chris Maki.

A memorial will be established in his memory.

Condolences may be expressed to the family of Rev. Dr. Harold Faust online at

The family has entrusted the Erickson-Rochon and Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain with the funeral arrangements.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Harold V. Faust (18 Dec 1922–28 Dec 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17301190, citing Dickinson County Memorial Gardens, Iron Mountain, Dickinson County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Bill Wallace (contributor 9568499) .