Ruth Eleanor Fast
January 19, 1923 ~ May 31, 2014
Ruth Eleanor (McDill-Enger) Fast, 91, of Brandon, SD, died peacefully in her home, Saturday, May 31, 2014.
Memorial services will be held at 10:30am, Saturday, June 7, 2014, at Heartland Funeral Home, Brandon, SD, with Pastor Zach Sommerlot officiating. Inurnment will take place at 2:00pm, Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at the Ft. Bayard National Cemetery in Santa Claira, NM.
Ruth was born January 19, 1923, in Cicero, IL, to Samuel & Agnes (Lindsay) McDill. She married (Kenneth) Warren Enger on May 24, 1942. Ruth & Warren had two children; Ken and Heather. They were married 10 years before Warren died from cancer.
On January 6, 1953, Ruth married Milton Fast. They lived in the Chicago area until 1973 when they moved to Silver City, NM. During the time in the Chicago area, the couple had five more children. They lived in the Silver City area until Milton’s retirement in 1991. The couple then moved to Sun City, AZ. In September of 2001 they moved to Madison, SD to live with their daughter, Beryl and son-in-law, Walt Moser. In 2007, her second husband, Milton, died and in November of 2010, Ruth moved with her daughter & son-in-law to Brandon, SD.
Ruth is best known by her family and friends as a woman who loved her Savior. She loved to read and had a passion for God’s word. It was not uncommon to see her sitting in her chair, pouring over scriptures and she spent many hours praying for her family, friends, and many others.
Ruth is survived by her three sons; Ken Enger, Colorado Springs, Kevin (Adelina) Fast, Albuquerque, NM, and Dan (Valerie) Fast, Las Cruces, NM; two daughters, Heather (Creighton) Bell, El Paso, TX, Beryl (Walt) Moser, Brandon, SD; two daughter-in-laws, Kassie Enger, Colorado Springs, CO, and Betty Fast, Tucson, AZ.; 16 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; one brother, Thomas (Doris) McDill; and many nieces and nephews.
Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel & Agnes McDill; two husbands, Warren Enger and Milton Fast; two sons, Timothy Fast and Lorin Fast; one brother, Samuel McDill IV; two sisters, Angie Gibbs and Rose McDill; a granddaughter, Emily Fast; and one great-granddaughter, Roselyn Fast.