Lyle Eugene Gast age 83 of St. Bonifacius passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at the Golden Living Center in Delano, Minnesota. Lyle was born February 3, 1928 in Watertown, Minnesota.
After being Honorable Discharged from the U.S. Navy, Lyle was married to Marilyn Fredericks on April 25, 1950. They lived in Maple Plain for many years, where they raised their family. In 1996 Lyle and Marilyn moved to Foxhome, Minnesota. In 2010, Lyle moved 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 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. He 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; 9 great grandchildren; sisters Velma (Robert) Wolff and Arlette Wolff and friend Bobby; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, January 21, 2012 at 10 a.m. at the Iten Funeral Chapel in Delano, Minnesota. Interment with military honors was at 3 p.m. on Saturday, January 21, 2012 in the Foxhome Cemetery in Foxhome, Minnesota.