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Jon Michael "Mike" Fast


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Jon Michael "Mike" Fast Obituary
Jon Michael "Mike" Fast, 78, of Jonesville, passed away Saturday, September 29, 2018, at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo. He was born January 29, 1940, in Hillsdale to G. Carl and Lynell (Robinson) Fast. Mike married Betty VanCamp on August 19, 1961, and she survives.
Mike graduated from Jonesville High School, Class of 1958. Prior to graduation, he was an Eagle Scout Regional Delegate for the Report to the Nation in Washington, D.C. He earned his BBA from the University of Michigan in 1962, where he was also a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. Mike was the owner of Andrew Mack and Son Brush Company in Jonesville until his son, Chris, purchased the business. Mike and Betty also owned and operated the Carriage House Gift Shop and Carriage Wheel Dress Shop in Hillsdale. He served on the Jonesville Village Council as the youngest president at age 27. He also served as Jonesville School Board President, member of the DDA, Rotary Club, and other local organizations. Mike was the voice of Comet Football for many years. He partnered with his wife, Betty, in raising funds for the Jonesville District Library. He was a member and elder of the First Presbyterian Church. Mike was honored as the Jonesville Citizen of the Year in 2018. He was a founding board member of the Hillsdale County Community Foundation and a member of the Hillsdale County Industrial Development Commission. Mike was a longtime member of the University of Michigan Alumni and Victors Clubs. He enjoyed attending Wolverine athletic events for over 50 years. He was an avid gardener and loved to travel.
In addition to Betty, Mike is survived by their three children, Michelle Fast Hood of Indianapolis, Lara (Eric) Stickford of Indianapolis, Chris (Amy) Fast of Hillsdale, and grandchildren, Kara, Krystn, Abbey, Rachel, Mitch, Kyra, Mark, Bennett and Ridley.
Mike was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorial services for Mike Fast will be held Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 11 a.m. at the Jonesville First Presbyterian Church, with Rev. Lynne McQuown officiating. Visitation will be held Friday, October 5 from 4-8 p.m. at the Eagle Funeral Home in Jonesville. Private family interment will take place at Sunset View Cemetery in Jonesville.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Jonesville First Presbyterian Church or Jonesville District Library.
For online condolences, visit www.eaglefuneralhomes.com.
Published in The Hillsdale Daily News on Oct. 1, 2018
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