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Loren Clifford Gast
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Birth: Feb. 27, 1917
Hancock County
Iowa, USA
Death: May 2, 1996
Hancock County
Iowa, USA

Loren Gast, 79, of Garner, died Thursday (May 2, 1996) at Concord Care Center in Garner. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the United Methodist Church in Klemme with the Rev. Jerry Robertson as officiant. Graveside military rites will be conducted by the Klemme Veterans Ceremonial Unit. Burial will be in Concord Township Cemetery in Garner. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Cataldo Funeral Chapel in Garner. Loren Clifford Gast, the son of Herman and Meta (Bredlow) Gast, was born Feb. 27, 1917, on a farm near Garner. He received his education at Liberty Township District #8 school, the same school his father had attended. After graduating from Klemme High School in 1935, he attended Morningside College in Sioux City. He was united in marriage with Ruth L. Ridder on Jan. 1, 1943, the first wedding held in the Liberty Methodist Church west of Klemme. Loren's basic training for the U.S. Army Air Force was at Jefferson Barracks in St. Louis, Mo. After attending the service school of the 75th CTD at Millikin University in Decatur, Ill., he was an Altitude Technician in the 35th Altitude Training Unit at San Antonio, Texas, in the Aviation Cadet Center. He was also stationed at the air base in Rapid City, S.D. After his discharge in 1946, he began farming the Gast home farm in Liberty Township. It became a Century Farm in 1984. He was also an agent for FMI and IMT insurance companies. His father, Herman Gast, and grandfather, William Bredlow, were also agents for the same companies. After retiring from farming and moving into Garner in 1979, he enjoyed woodworking and fishing. He was an active member of the Liberty Methodist Church and the Klemme United Methodist Church. He was also a member of the Klemme American Legion Post. Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Ruth Gast of Garner; a daughter, Kathryn Hefti and her husband, Hal, of Baxter, Minn.; two sons, Doran Gast and his wife, Marilyn, of Stillwater, N.Y., and Eldon Gast and his wife, Clara, of rural Garner; five grandchildren, twins Clifford and Curtis Gast, Jed and William Gast, and Janessa Hefti; a sister, Lola Fredin of Swaledale; a sister-in-law, Helen Gast of Garner; and a brother-in-law, Ronald Gibbs of Garner. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Kenneth Gast; and two sisters, Mildred Zwald and Lois Gibbs. 
Family links: 
  Herman Gast (1888 - 1972)
  Meta Anna Bredlow Gast (1890 - 1969)
  Kenneth William Gast (1910 - 1987)*
  Mildred Marie Gast Zwald (1912 - 1970)*
  Loren Clifford Gast (1917 - 1996)
  Lois Viola Gast Gibbs (1924 - 1989)*
  Lola V Fredin (1924 - 2014)*
*Calculated relationship
Concord Cemetery
Hancock County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Block 10 Lot 86 Grave 4
Created by: Barb Farghum
Record added: Apr 11, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 88383705
Loren Clifford Gast
Added by: Barb Farghum
Loren Clifford Gast
Added by: Barb Farghum
Loren Clifford Gast
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