Jon S. Gast

June 7, 1939 — Sept. 24, 2020

Jon S. Gast, 81, of Rochester, formerly of Kewanna and Winamac, passed away at 12:09 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 24, 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 Nov. 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 to him by the staff there.

Survivors include his daughter Angela [Glen] Scott of Shipshewana; stepchildren: Randy Neidig of Bourbon, Coralynn Weller of Star City, Richard “Rick” [Belinda] Weller of La Porte, and Donald Weller of Georgia; granddaughter Zoe Scott; stepgrandchildren: Brent Wagoner, Chad Weller, Megan Gimlin, Doug Sutton, Kim Sutton and Donnie Weller; and 14 stepgreat-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by stepgranddaughter Melissa Weller and sister Roselyn Ann Paul.

Visitation was from 4-7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 29, at Rans Funeral Homes & Crematory, Metzger Chapel, 123 E. Main St., Kewanna. Services will be at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 30, at Rans Funeral Homes & Crematory, Metzger Chapel. 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

(Pulaski County Journal — Sept. 30, 2020)

Pulaski County Journal

114 W. Main Street
Winamac, IN 46996

Office Number: (574) 946-6628
Fax Number: (574) 946-7471

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