Sally A. Fark

  • Died: August 10, 2017
  • Location: New Bremen, Ohio

Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home

225 W. Monroe Street
New Bremen, OH 45869

Tel. (419) 629-2147

Tribute & Message From The Family

SALLY A. FARK age 83

of New Bremen, died on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 10:10 A.M. at the Otterbein Senior Lifestyles Community of St. Marys. She was born in June of 1934 in New Bremen, the daughter of the late Carl D. "Jack" Abbott and Mabel C. (Scheer) Abbott. On December 27, 1952, she married her high school sweetheart Howard H. Fark, and he survives in New Bremen. Also surviving are her children; David (Sue) Fark of New Bremen, Debra (Darryl) Barhorst of Ada, Diane (Martin) Fisher of Ada, and Douglas Fark of New Bremen, her grandchildren; Valerie Fark of Lakewood, Rachel (Jake) Gehrlich of Maria Stein, Jeff (Katie) Keifer of Lima, Sarah (Zach) Nycz of Blufton, and Matt (Lacey) Fisher of Ada, her great-grandchildren; Tony Fark, Jaelyn Gehrlich, Jack Gehrlich, Parker Keifer, Nora Keifer, Caleb Nycz, Chloe Nycz, Layla Fisher, and Luke Fisher, and her step-mother Betty Abbott of Lima.

Sally was a life-long member of the St. Paul United Church of Christ in New Bremen where she was involved in many different groups, and sang in the choir for a number of years. She was a founding member of the OCCL-Twigbenders, the group that started New Bremen's first Kindergarten, where she was the teacher for two years. For many years after that, she volunteered with the Kindergarten classes at New Bremen Elementary School, and in the 1970's volunteered at the former Auglaize School in New Bremen. Sally was all about her family. She enjoyed attending the various events that her children and grandchildren were involved in, and spending time with her family was important to her. Sally and Howard loved to travel, and they were able to take trips across the United States, and around the world. They enjoyed wintering in Sanibel, FL for many years, and also took many trips with family and friends, but her favorite trips were the many trips to Houghton Lake in Michigan, and the two trips to Africa.

Calling Hours will be held on Sunday, August 13, 2017 from 3:00 until 6:00 P.M. at the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home of New Bremen. Private family services will be held, and inurnment will take place in the German Protestant Cemetery of New Bremen. Memorial contributions can be made to the St. Paul U.C.C. Memorial Fund, or to Grand Lake Hospice. Condolences to the Fark family can be left online at


Condolence & Memory Journal

Wonderful lady with so much love for life! Sally's family has our deepest sympathy!

Posted by Guy & Becky Waterman - New Bremen, OH - Friend   August 16, 2017

So sorry for your loss. Prayers to all of you.

Posted by Joan Johnson - Dayton, OH - Family Friend   August 13, 2017

Our sincere condolences. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Much love.

Posted by Kristin and Nick Ashofteh - Avon Lake, OH - Family   August 13, 2017

My sympathies to the entire Fark family on your loss.

Posted by Jan Puthoff - Celina, OH - Classmate   August 12, 2017

Howard ... you and Sally were a a match made in heaven ... I know you and all who knew her and loved her will miss her dearly. Nettie and I send our sincerest sympathies to you and family.

Posted by John Dunlap - Sidney - Friend   August 11, 2017

Hi! It's me!
I send ALL my Thoughts and Prayers to you Uncle Howie,and you David, and to the both of you Deb and Diane, and You Doug.
With the missing beat of a heavy heart, and complete love of a Wonderful Aunt, in which I was Blessed to have known, loved, and learned from in the short time we have together in life.
I Love You Aunt Sally.
Your Spirit and Soul will always live in the body, spirit, and soul for eternity! Aunt Sally didn't decease. She lives in all of your lives, as well as mine, as our Guardian Angel who you will witness from each and everyday.
I'm Sorry for the passing of a Wonderful Wife, Monumental Mom, and an Awesome Aunt, she isn't lost.
I love and am proud to be a Fark!

Posted by Timothy Graves - Colorado Springs, CO - Family   August 11, 2017

Sorry for your loss. Your Mom was such a sweet lady.

Posted by Cheryl Barlage - New Bremen, OH - Friend   August 10, 2017

So sorry for your loss. Truly a sad time in life. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy in the loss of your mother. Sally was a beautiful lady in every way. Sending prayers your way.
Most Sincerely, Barb Ahlers Renner

Posted by Barb Renner - Huron, OH - Friend   August 10, 2017

My condolences on the passing of your mom, Deb and Diane. She was a special lady.

Posted by Shelly Finke - New Bremen, OH - Friend   August 10, 2017