225 W. Monroe St., New Bremen, OH 45869

Douglas J. Fark January 4, 1960 - July 25, 2021

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of rural New Bremen, died unexpectedly on Sunday, July 25, 2021 at his residence. He was born on January 4, 1960 in St. Marys, the son of Howard H. Fark, who survives in New Bremen, and the late Sally A. (Abbott) Fark. In addition to his father, Doug is survived by his siblings: David (Sue) Fark of New Bremen, Debra (Darryl) Barhorst of Ada, and Diane (Martin) Fisher of Ada, his nieces and nephews, and his beloved dogs. He was preceded in death by his mother.

Doug was a 1978 graduate of New Bremen High School. He was a skilled machinist, working in several area shops over the years. He enjoyed hunting, and being in the outdoors. He spent much of his time caring for his property, and enjoyed just sitting with his dogs and watching the deer and other wildlife as they roamed around his many acres.

The family will hold private services at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen, and online condolences to the family can be left on the funeral home website at www.gilberghartwigfh.com.


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    Roger and Cheryl Barlage says

    So sorry for your loss. Sending our sympathy to the family.

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    Jenni Geise says

    I’m so sorry for your loss, Diane. It sounds like it was very sudden, and I’m not sure it makes the loss any easier, but be certain he is happy in heaven with all his loved ones that went before him! Love and hugs to you!!

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    Dean and Kate Hartwig says

    We are so very sorry to hear of Doug’s untimely passing! Our condolences to his family and all who knew and loved him!

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    Brent Chapman says

    Dave,Di and Deb,sending heartfelt condolences to you all as well as your dad.Sorry to hear of Doug’s passing.Prayers for you all.

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    Wayne and Kathy Gruebmeyer says

    Howard and family, so sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. Please accept our deepest sympathy and prayers.

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    Stan & Dorothy Hirschfeld says

    We send our sincere condolences. Too young.

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    Gregg Bertke says

    I’m so sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. My condolences to his entire family! It was a privilege to call him my friend! He will be missed, but remain in our hearts!

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    Teresa Jackson Williman says

    I am so very sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. I have many special memories of our two families get-togethers over the years. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

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    Joni Burger says

    So very sorry for this heartbreaking news. Prayers for all of you.

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    Ned and Nancy Conradi says

    So very sorry to hear the sad news of Doug’s passing. We are sending our sincere sympathy and love to all of your family. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

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    Richard and Travis Hartwig says

    You all have our sincerest sympathy. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

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    Dale Schaefer says

    My sympathies to you and your family.. So sorry for your loss.

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    Denys Slife says

    I’m sorry for your loss. Doug was a good man with a kind heart.

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    Alice Hartwig says

    My deepest sympathy to you Howie and family. May you always remember all the good times you had with Doug and keep those in your hearts.

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    Jack Franklin Dicke says

    Dear Mr. Howard Fark, Dave and Diane. I’m so very sorry for your loss.. I had just heard of Doug’s passing today and wanted to let you know how deeply sorry I am to hear of his terrible news.
    Doug and I grew up together and were very good friends. I hadn’t spoke to Doug in nearly forty years but I’ve always carried our good times together in my hart. As it turns out we share in a lot of the same interests. Sincerely Jack and Nora Dicke.

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