Richard J Gast
Oct. 5, 1957 - Mar. 2, 2021
Hilbert, WI
Funeral Service:
Monday, Mar. 8, 2021
3:00 pm
St. Mary Catholic Church
108 S. 6th St.
Hilbert, WI 54129
Funeral Visitation:
Monday, Mar. 8, 2021
12:00 pm - 2:45 pm
St. Mary Catholic Church
108 S. 6th St.
Hilbert, WI 54129
Richard J Gast
Hilbert, WI

Richard (Dick) Gast, age 63, of Hilbert, passed away on March 2nd, 2021. He passed peacefully at his home with family by his side after his fight with cancer.

Dick was born Oct. 5th, 1957, in Chilton, son of the late Donald and Jeanne (Zuelzke) Gast. He married Amy Mathes on March 10th, 2000, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Dick proudly served in the National Guard for six years until 1981 when he was honorably discharged. He worked with his dad at Favorite Printing and eventually took over the business until his retirement. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Hilbert. Dick was a simple, kind hearted, easy going and giving man. He was the go-to guy for anything, a jack of all trades, helping many family and friends with projects. If he didn't know he would figure it out. He was always there for his girls with love, patience, support and advice when needed. He loved and was proud to be Papa to granddaughter Annabella. Dick enjoyed spending time up north at the "3D Shack". Many great times were had there with family and friends, especially neighbor Jack Verdegan and his family. He also made time to go out to the farm to play with his tractor.

Survivors include his wife: Amy; his children: Kimberlee Gast and her special friend, Justin, Sheila Vanderlinden and her special friend, Troy; a grandchild: Annabella Vanderlinden; siblings: Pat (Lori) Gast, Mike (Gail) Gast, Ron “Worm” (Betsy) Gast, Julie (Chuck) Feider, Kathy (Randy) Boesch, Dan (Lynn) Gast, Peggy (Curt) Denny; his in-laws:  Jim Mathes, Steve (Kim) Mathes, Dave Mathes & Brian (Laurie) Mathes; and his God-Children: Martina Gast & Brad Gast.  He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents: Don and Jeanne Gast, in-laws: Bob and Rita Mathes;  and niece: Michelle Mathes.

A funeral service will be at 3:00 pm on Monday, March 8, 2021, at St. Mary Catholic Church (108 S. 6th St.) in Hilbert with Rev. Michael Betley officiating.  Friends may call at the church from 12:00 pm until 2:45 pm on Monday, March 8, 2021.  Face masks are required. Those who wish to watch the service live, view flowers given, or watch a recording of the service can do so by clicking HERE

Dick’s family would like to thank the Calumet County Home Care and Hospice, especially Nicole & Holly, for all of the loving care that was given to Dick and his entire family.  
My deepest sympathy to the entire Gast family. Forever in my heart.

Carey Mackesy (Cousin) - Mar. 8, 2021

Let me start by giving my deepest condolences to Amy, Kimberly, Sheila and the entire Gast family. Dick was a very humble and good person. Some of the best times I have had were with Dick and Amy.
This one hurts and Dick will be will never be forgotten. Rest in peace my friend!

Jack Verdegan (Friend) - Mar. 5, 2021

Rich was a great guy.I would see him every day at Favorite Printing on 6th street My sympathy goes out to the family

Squeak Gremminger (Ups man for 25 years) - Mar. 5, 2021

Sympathy goes out to Dick's
family and friends. He always
had a smile on his face, even
after he was not feeling well.
He will be greatly missed.
Rest in peace, friend, until
we meet again.

Don and Connie Waldvogel (Friend and Customers) - Mar. 4, 2021

Julie, Chuck, and family, I am sorry to hear of your loss. Wishing you peace, comfort, and many great memories to keep with you.

Judy Woelfel (New Holstein) - Mar. 3, 2021

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