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Earnest K. “Earnie” Gast
Earnest K. “Earnie” GastMasonryEarnest K. “Earnie” Gast age 93 of Radnor died peacefully Saturday morning February 16, 2008 at the Marion General Hospital

He was born January 20, 1915 in Prospect to the late Verne B. and Jennie (Swaney) Gast, also predeceased by 1 sister: Esther Bell and nephew Eddie Mack

Earnie was a Graduate of Prospect High School class of 1933, was a retired farmer and had worked in the ASCS office in Delaware

He was a former long time member of the Prospect Zion United Church of Christ and served on it’s consistory for many yrs., he was a current member of the Prospect United Methodist Church, member of the Marion Lodge #70 F & A.M., member of the Prospect and Pleasant Senior Citizens, former Board member at the Prospect Farmers Exchange, former Boys 4-H Advisor in Prospect

Earnie enjoyed golfing, gardening, fishing and hunting, was an avid O.S.U. Buckeye fan and  along with his wife Dorothy he enjoyed traveling, they had visited all 50 states and 26 countries

On April 17, 1938 in Hartville he married Dorothy L. (Hoopman) and she survives, also surviving are 3 nieces: Judy (Glenn) Schultz of Richwood, Marsha Mack of Marion and Suzi (Bruce) Modlin of Omaha,Nebraska, 1 nephew: Gary (Barbara) Bell of Radnor

Sister in Law: Marie (Lowell) Mack of Marion

Funeral Services will be held Wednesday February 20, 2008 at 11:00 at the Prospect U.M. Church, Rev. David L. Hoffman will officiate, burial will be in the Radnor Cemetery, friends may call Tuesday from 4-7 pm at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood and from 10:00 am until the time of service on Wednesday at the Church, there will be Masonic Services Tuesday evening at 7:00 pm at the funeral home in Richwood

Memorial Gifts may be made to Project Faith at PO Box 6 Prospect, Ohio 43342 or The Central Ohio Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 740 Lakeview Plaza Blvd., Suite 225, Worthington, OH  43085

Remembrances and condolences may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballingerfuneralhome.com


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#1 from: Cheryl Oehler
Sun City, Arizona
coehler1@cox.net Mon, Feb 18, 2008 at 8:00 PM

Dear Dorothy,
We were all so sorry to hear of Earnie's passing. Please know you are in our daily thoughts and prayers.
Take good care of yourself.
Sincerely,
Lester Daugherty  Peggy and Tom Knickel
Pauline Oehler    Cheryl Oehler
Kim, David and Ian Hoffman



#2 from: Bruce Modlin
Omaha,Nebraska
brucestoc600@gmail.com Tue, Feb 19, 2008 at 11:13 AM

I always appreciated how easily I was accepted into the family. Earnie could make you feel at ease. Suzi and I had great winter vacations in Florida, golfing with Earnie and riding in his big Cadillacs.  I was impressed with his adventure spirit, the car trip he took to Alaska in the 50's before there were good roads - its these and many more memories that I carry and still believe that he was one of the coolest guys I ever met.



#3 from: Danialle Hill
G.L.Behrens #504 OES
Ladyamore_23@yahoo.com Tue, Feb 19, 2008 at 9:06 PM

To the Gast Family,
I am truly sorry to here of Earnie's passing. I want you all to know you are all in our thoughts and prayers. If you need anything please let our chapter know!
Sincerely, Danialle S. Hill Worthy Matron, GLB #504



#4 from: Pamela Wolfinger Montgomery
Garrettsville,Ohio
pam@config.com Wed, Feb 20, 2008 at 10:37 AM

Dear Dorothy,
  So sorry to hear about Earnie.  I remember you both so well from when I stayed at Uncle Jim's and Aunt Esther's during the summer.




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