Danny Dwight Gast

Danny Dwight Gast

Danny Dwight Gast

Danny Dwight Gast, age 70, of Friendship, WI passed away Tuesday, August 20th, 2019 at the Aspirus Riverview Hospital in Wisconsin Rapids following a short battle with cancer.

Graveside will be 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 31st, 2019 at the White Creek Cemetery. Pastor Sam Downey will officiate.

Danny was born July 7th, 1949 in Belleville, Illinois. He graduated from Carrollton High School in 1967. Danny served our country in the United States Army, as a Combat Engineer and was a Bronze Star recipient from the Vietnam War. He worked at several places in the Milwaukee area such as Saint Cecilia’s Catholic church and school and also Alto-Shaam.

Danny loved his family and spending time with them more than anything. He loved to do anything and everything mechanical. Danny will be missed by many family and friends.

Danny was a member of the Castle Rock Vietnam Veteran of America Chapter #729.

Danny is survived by son, Dion J. Gast of Friendship, Wisconsin; daughter, Dana R. Gast (Terry Neufeld) of Westfield, Wisconsin; daughter, Becky (George) Henning- Schultz of Fredonia, Wisconsin; daughter, Cindy Anderson (Stan) Reynolds of Pelzer South Carolina; Grandchildren: Ridge Gast of Adams, Wisconsin; Keagen Gast (Cody Fredrick) of Arkdale, Wisconsin; Derik Verhasselt of Westfield, Wisconsin; Makinlea Gast (Jaylin Dumas) of Reedsburg, Wisconsin; Riley Verhasselt of Westfield, Wisconsin; Cambell Neufeld of Westfield , Wisconsin; Jessica (Trevor) Reynolds of Fountain Inn, South Carolina; Kaitlin (Brandon) White of Cowpens, South Carolina; Cheyenne Reynolds-Schmidt of Pelzer, South Carolina; Great-grandchildren: Berklee Fredrick of Arkdale, Wisconsin; Tristan Dumas of Reedsburg, Wisconsin; Noah Tyler of Fountain Inn, South Carolina; Sariah and Elainie White of Cowpens, South Carolina; and Maddie Taylor of Pelzer, South Carolina; siblings: Lilah Hammond of Adams, Wisconsin; Helen (Jerry) Sayre of Yulee, Florida; Mollie Varn of Adams, Wisconsin; Blake Babcock of Houghton, Louisiana; Cheryl (Dave) Carrothers of Anchorage, Alaska; and Joyce (Len) Cuillerier of Marysville, Washington; and Gaylord (Lois) Gast of Livingston, Texas; and his loving dog, Chylow. Danny is further survived by many, many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, great-great nieces and nephews in Wisconsin and across the United States of America.

Danny was preceded in death by his father, Gaylord (Fern) Gast; mother, Betty (Clyde) Miller; brother-in-law, Vernon Hammond; sister and brother-in-law: Linda (Kurt ) Ehlert; and great-grandson Wesley Gast.

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  1. Steve& Margie Boehm says:

    Rest in Peace, Danny. We love you

  2. Dennis Emery says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of our brother in arms Danny Gast.
    Our friendship and respect goes with you Danny may you Rest In Peace.
    The members of Castle Rock Chapter 729, Vietnam Veterans of America.

  3. Steven Boehm says:

    Sometimes in life you come across individuals, who leave an everlasting impression on you, Danny was certainly one of those individuals.He was an instant friend, never a stranger.He will always have a place in our ❤️.God Bless the family and God Bless Danny

  4. Dick and Kathy Trulson says:

    I’m very sorry Dion and Family for your Dad’s Passing! Your family is in our prayers!!!!!!!!

  5. Lou Ann Hippe says:

    Dion and Dana and families, I am so sorry for the passing of your father, its very hard to loose a close member. My prayers for your family.

  6. Hans & Dorothy Menck says:

    Lilah & Family- We are so sorry for your loss. May God help you through this hard time. Your all in our thoughts &
    prayers. Hans & Dorothy

  7. April Roller says:

    My thoughts are with all if you.

  8. Dena Tate says:

    Oh Danny. We love you. Rest easy and say hi to Jim for me!

  9. Jean Pifher Hoffmann says:

    Such a great guy! He will be missed. So sorry for your loss.


    Thoughts and Prayers for his family! Danny played in a band with my brother many years ago. They were great friends. He was a great guy! Prayers🙏🙏🙏

  11. Buck and Peggy Sleeman says:

    Sending thoughts and prayers to our family during this difficult time. We are so sorry for your loss.

  12. Susan Moran says:

    Lilah & family, so sorry for your loss. Hugs & prayers to you all during this difficult time.

  13. Shelly Baird says:

    I am very sorry. I was on my way to visit when he passed. Danny was easily loved and adored.

  14. Shawna gruber says:

    Dion & Dana sorry for your loss.. sending my Thoughts and prayers

  15. Lily Stout says:

    My condolences to the whole family. I didn’t know him but I have heard only good , warm hearted stories of this Loved man.

  16. Curt and Michelle Pollex says:

    To the whole family and some that our like “MY” family!! I am SO sorry for the loss of your father, grandpa, Great grandpa and brother. It’s never easy loosing someone that was such a sweet, funny and kind man! I do believe that when you leave a special mark on so many lives and can always put a smile on someone’s face, they definitely were doing their job on this earth. He definitely did! He definitely passed down his personality to Dion and Dana!! And grandson, Ridge!! 😀 My dear sweet, Keagen (like a daughter to me) I am beyond sorry. I love y’all and please know you have all been in my thoughts and prayers! God called him home and he is at peace now with all his other loving family members. I am sure his great grandson, Wesley was ready for some good old Great Grandpa smiles and laughs! ❤️ Thinking of y’all and sending all our love! Biggest of hugs~😘

  17. Sharon Lobenstein says:

    Sending condolences from Oregon to Danny’s family.

  18. Laurie says:

    I never met a man that was as proud of his family as he was! As he always had smile on his face whenever I ran into him. He will be missed for sure. My heart goes out to his family.

  19. Bob and Becky Terpening says:

    Our sympathy goes out to Danny’s family. He was a great guy.
    Bob (CHS Class of 67) and Becky

  20. ViAnn Neufeld says:

    Bless you & your family at this difficult time. Danny was a great guy & was very proud of his military service. He loved the Army. Prayers. You are now at peace, no more pain.

  21. Pam Collins says:

    Thoughts and prayers with you and your families