Jon S. Gast, 81, of Rochester, formerly of Kewanna and Winamac, passed away at 12:09 p.m., Thursday, September 24, 2020 at Woodlawn Hospital in Rochester.
Born on June 7, 1939 in Logansport, he was the son of the late Karl (Stuart) and Imogene (Huddleston) Gast.
He was a 1957 Winamac High School graduate. Jon was also U.S. Army veteran.
On July 8, 1970 he married Barbara J. Carr. She preceded him in death on November 14, 2012.
He retired from the United States Postal Service where he was a longtime mail carrier in Logansport and prior to that in Kewanna.
Jon attended Kewanna United Methodist Church and he enjoyed writing, reading, bowling and playing softball in his younger years. He was also an avid Cubs fan. Jon was passionate about mushroom hunting and taking care of his pets, along with any stray or hurt animal that came along.
Jon truly was blessed to spend his later years at Wynnfield Crossing in Rochester, Indiana. He so enjoyed the camaraderie with fellow residents and the great care given him by the staff there.
Survivors include his daughter, Angela Scott (Glen) of Shipshewana, stepchildren, Randy Neidig of Bourbon, Coralynn Weller of Star City, Richard “Rick” Weller (Belinda) of LaPorte and Donald Weller of Georgia, and granddaughter, Zoe Scott. He is also survived by step grandchildren, Brent Wagoner, Chad Weller, Megan Gimlin, Doug Sutton, Kim Sutton, Donnie Weller and 14 step great grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by step granddaughter, Melissa Weller and sister, Roselyn Ann Paul.
Services will be at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at Rans Funeral Homes & Crematory, Metzger Chapel, 123 E. Main St., Kewanna.
Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at the funeral home.
Burial will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Bruce Lake.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Fulton County Animal Shelter.
Jon’s online guestbook is available and condolences can be shared at www.ransfuneralhomes.com.
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