Lyle Eugene Gast, age 83, of St. Bonifacius passed away peacefully Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012, at the Golden LivingCenter in Delano.
Lyle was born Feb. 3, 1928 in Watertown.
After receiving an Honorable Discharge from the US Navy, Lyle was married to Marilyn Fredericks April 25, 1950.
They lived in Maple Plain for many years, where they raised their family. In 1996, Lyle and Marilyn moved to Foxhome, MN. In 2010, Lyle moved back to St. Bonifacius, and lived with his son and daughter-in-law, Gordon and Katie Gast.
Lyle spent most of his working life as a truck driver, first for Clark Company, then Tonka Toys. He did farming on the side, raising beef cattle and crops at the family farm in Independence, until moving to Foxhome.
Lyle is survived by his children, Barbara (Gordon) Orso, Sheree (Albert “Jr.”) Lyrek, Linda (Patrick) Brickley, Gordon (Katie) Gast; grandchildren, Kaytee (Richard) Schmidt, Merri Walz and friend John, Bryan Gast, Mikeal and Matthew Brickley; nine great grandchildren; sisters, Velma (Robert) Wolff, and Arlette Wolff and friend Bobby; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Lyle was preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn; parents, Ferdinand “Fred” and Lillian (Hahn) Gast; sister, Glenna, and her husband, Henry Arnold; infant brother, Gordon; in-laws, James and Rena Fredericks; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Funeral services took place Saturday, Jan. 21 at the Iten Funeral Chapel in Delano. Interment with military honors was in the Foxhome Cemetery in Foxhome.
The Iten Funeral Home in Delano assisted the family with arrangements.