David W. Farst, DVM

October 23, 2022

David Farst, DVM Obituary

FARST, David W., DVM

Age 74, of Arcanum, passed away unexpectedly at his home with his wife by his side on Sunday, October 23, 2022 following a prolonged illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert & Maxine Farst, by a son, Michael David Farst, by 4 infant grandsons & by a brother-in-law, Charles Cook. He practiced Veterinary Medicine for 42 years, 38 of those in Arcanum, and he was a member of Faith United Methodist Church. He spent 10 years at The Ohio State University, culminating in earning his DVM degree in 1975. He was a past president of the OSU Veterinary Alumni Society. He did veterinary missionary work in Honduras and he actively served on several Darke County boards and associations. He was proud to be a Buckeye! David is survived by his wife of 52 years, Ava; children, Stephanie (Matt) Hamilton, Emily (Greg) Bice & Kevin (Saria) Farst; grandchildren, Drew, Aly, JoJo, Abby, Emmett, Mae, Aaron & Callan; step-mother, Beverly Farst; brother-in-law, Tom (Marilyn) Cook; sister-in-law, Cheryl (Larry) Winner & numerous beloved family & friends. Funeral services will be held 10 am Sat. Oct. 29 at Faith UMC, 101 E. South St. Arcanum, with burial to follow in Otterbein Cemetery, Castine. Visitation will be held 4-7 pm Friday at the church and Saturday from 9:15 am until service time. Arrangements are entrusted to Kreitzer Funeral Home, 204 N. Main St. Arcanum, OH 45304. Donations may be made to either Faith UMC or the American Diabetes Assn. Online condolences may be sent by going online to

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October 28, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Faith United Methodist Church (South St, Arcanum)

October 29, 2022

9:15 AM to 10:00 AM
Faith United Methodist Church (South St, Arcanum)

Funeral Service
October 29, 2022

10:00 AM
Faith United Methodist Church (South St, Arcanum)


Arcanum Faith United Methodist Church
101 E. South St, Arcanum OH 45304

American Diabetes Association
P.O. Box 15829, Arlington VA 22215


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