James R. Gast II July 16, 1952 - May 25, 2019

James R. Gast II

James R. Gast II, 66, Michigan City, Indiana, passed away Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 6:47 p.m. in his home.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, May 31, 2019 at Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel, 418 Washington St., Michigan City, Indiana. Private burial will take place in Calvary Cemetery, Portage, Indiana. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m., Thursday and from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday at the Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel.

He was born July 16, 1952, in Valparaiso, Indiana, to the late James R. and Betty (Lindstrom) Gast. On Aug. 23, 1986 in Porter, Indiana he married Doris Hall who survives in Michigan City, Indiana.

Also surviving are two daughters, Cassandra (David) Willis of Michigan City, Indiana and Jordanna (Michael) Garriott of Chesterton, Indiana; five sons, James R. (Emily) Gast, III of Portage, Indiana, Thurman (Ariel) Gast of Michigan City, Indiana, John Gast of Indianapolis, Indiana, Drew Gast of Michigan City, Indiana and Bryan Gast of Michigan City, Indiana; 11 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; sister, Karla (Todd) Bullis of Michigan City, Indiana; and four brothers, Steven (Mary) Gast of Valparaiso, Indiana, Karl (Shannon) Gast of Michigan City, Indiana, William (Monica) Gast of Medaryville, Indiana and Arthur Gast of Buchanan, Michigan.

James had worked as a truck driver and was a U.S. Army of Vietnam. He enjoyed hunting, camping and was involved with the Boy Scouts of America.

Contributions may be made to Boy Scouts of America - La Salle Council, 1340 S. Bend Ave., South Bend, IN 46617.

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