Faust, Kenneth

Died: 13 May 2020

Kenneth “Speedy” Faust, Sun Lakes, Arizona, passed away Wednesday 13 May 2020, after a long battle with cancer. Ken was born on 6 November 1941 to Lloyd and Florence Faust in Bismarck, North Dakota, and was raised and educated in Bismarck and Jamestown North Dakota. He was enlisted in the Navy from 1959 -1962.

On 26 December 1964, Ken married Karen Archambeau, and they were blessed with three daughters, Shelley, Stacey and Kristi. They moved to Valley City, ND to start his own Business, Speedy Appliance Service, later named Ken’s Refrigeration and Dairy Equipment. He was a member of the Valley City Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad. He later went to work for the State Health Department, Bismarck, ND until accepting a job with Space Labs in Seattle, Washington. 

In 2007, Ken met his beloved wife to be Anne Long and was married, 19 July 2008. They lived in Washington State until they purchased their retirement home in Arizona in 2016. Anne passed away 31 December 2019. Ken’s wife and family were his pride and joy. He enjoyed family visits, golfing, gardening, photography and woodworking. He was an excellent cook and enjoyed sharing his talents with his grandkids.

Kenneth is survived by his daughters Shelley (Keith) Thomas, Stacey (Kelly) Leslie, and Kristi Spanswick and stepdaughter Kathleen Long. Grandchildren Robert (Lisa) Horvath, Amanda (Caleb) Spencer, Heather Thomas, Adam (Cristine) Leslie, Tanner( Shalee) Leslie, Jerica (Kyle) Conlin, Dillon (Allison) Spanswick, Spencer Reed, Bailey Life, and Tyrnn Smith, 15 great grandchildren and many extended family and friends.

Ken was preceded in death by his wife Anne, mother Florence Schwartz, father Lloyd Faust, his sister Marilyn Greer and brother Allen Faust.

Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, 20 May 2020 at 11:00 A.M. PST, Chandler, Arizona at Valley of the Sun Mortuary. For those unable to attend, live stream will be available at: https://www.facebook.com/valley of the sun mortuary.

Kenneth is listed in the 4th edition of the Friedrich Seidemann Family Tree Book on page 404 with his 1st wife Karen, their children and grandchildren.