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.