Published On: Thu, Feb 16th, 2012

Obituary – William Gearhart Fahnestock

Colorado Springs, Colo. — William Gearhart Fahnestock, 88, Colorado Springs, Colo., died Jan. 11, 2012, at Liberty Heights Care Center, Colorado Spring.
Funeral services were Jan. 26 at the Shrine of Remembrance.
Entombment followed at the Gate of Heaven mausoleum.

William Fahnestock was born March 20, 1924, in Avoca, to Claude W. and Frances E. Fahnestock. He graduated from Laurel High School and attended the University of Nebraska, where he was a member of Delta Upsilon fraternity. While stationed in Baltimore, Md., with the U.S. Coast Guard he met and married Elaine F. DeMoss Sept. 6, 1944. They returned to Laurel after his discharge and lived there for the next 28 years, where he was in the Security National Bank with his father. After they sold the bank to Dick Atkins in 1974, he and Elaine retired and moved to Colorado Springs.
William was an avid golfer thru his retirement and he and his wife, Elaine, enjoyed traveling in their RVs over the years.
William is survived by daughter and husband, Judy and Richard Lowe, Kearney; and son,  Brent Fahnestock, Denver; Colo.; five grandchildren, Scot Kissinger (Tammy), Sedalia, Colo.; Chris Kissinger (Brandy), Littleton Colo.; Kipp Kissinger (Jenny), Ashland; Chad Fahnestock, Denver, Colo.; and Jaimie Fahnestock, Arvada, Colo.; and 16 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Elaine; his parents, C.W. and Frances; and his sister Jane Benson.
Memorials may be made to Pike’s Peak Hospice of Colorado Springs or to the Presbyterian Church of Laurel.