|Birth: ||Aug. 30, 1923|
|Death: ||Nov. 3, 2012|
Bill, 89, St. Henry, died at Riverside Methodist Hospital.
He was the son of Lewis and Leona (Beckman) Gast. On Jul 21, 1945, in St. Henry, he married Geraldine Feldhake, who survives in St. Henry.
Also surviving are two sons: Bo (Jane), St. Henry, and Steve (Lucy), Dove Canyon, CA; four daughters: Elaine (Gary) Broering, St. Henry, Peggy (Richard) Harkins, Marion, Kathy (Jim) Broering, Dublin, and Dorothy (Duncan) Abernathy, Richmond, VA; a brother, John (Marty), North Ft. Myers, FL; a sister, Jean (Jack) Bergman, St. Henry; three sisters-in-law: Bea Gast and Joan (Mark) Wenning, both St. Henry, and Margaret Mestemaker, St. Marys; and fifteen grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a grandson, Joel Broering; two brothers linked below; and a brother-in-law, Robert Mestemaker.
He was a veteran of the US Army Air Corps and a POW in Germany during WWII. He was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church; St. Gasper Del Bufalo 4th degree Knights of Columbus, Minster; St. Henry Knights of Columbus; Mercer County Elks Club; St. Henry American Legion; and a former member of the St. Henry School Board and the church choir. He was past President and Agricultural Manager for the Beckman & Gast Company, St. Henry, and was past president of the Ohio Food Processers Association. He received the H.D. Brown Person-of-the-Year Award from the Ohio Food Processers.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at St. Henry Catholic Church, with Rev. Tom Hemm officiating.
Lewis Henry Gast (1895 - 1964)
Leona Margaret Beckman Gast (1897 - 1997)
James W Gast (1921 - 2007)*
William H Gast (1923 - 2012)
Robert A Gast (1927 - 1981)*
Saint Henry's Church Cemetery
Created by: Mike Dearbaugh
Record added: Nov 04, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 100169606