William August “Bill/Maynard” Gast

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William August “Bill/Maynard” Gast

  • Birth 17 Oct 1949 Watertown, Dodge County, Wisconsin, USA
  • Death 4 Aug 2010 Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, Specifically: Recent death, ashes will be buired in Yates City Cemetery, Yates City, IL
  • Memorial ID 55851590

YATES CITY - William A. Gast, 60, of 387 Knox Road 2250 East, Yates City, Ill., passed away Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010, at 6:15 a.m. at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

He was born Oct. 17, 1949, in Watertown, Wis., the son of Ernest and Alice (Nissen) Gast. He first married Valerie Turner. She preceded him in death. He later married Kathleen Long.

She survives along with six children, Sean Gast of Castroville, Calif., Shannon Johnston of Avon, James Gast of Peoria, Justin Gast of Sciota, Michael Long of Taft, Tenn., and Neal Long of Milwaukee, Wis.; five grandchildren; and two brothers, Gary Gast of Warren and Edward Gast of Lena.

He worked as a millwright at Komatsu America in Peoria, retiring Aug. 1, 2010, with 39 years of service.

Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be a celebration of life from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010, at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington.

Memorials may be made to the ALS Association or walktodefeatals.org.

Online condolences can be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com.


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  • Created by: Dozard
  • Added: 4 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 55851590
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William August “Bill/Maynard” Gast (17 Oct 1949–4 Aug 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 55851590, ; Maintained by Dozard (contributor 47000047) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, who reports a Recent death, ashes will be buired in Yates City Cemetery, Yates City, IL.