Obituary Detail


Andrew J. Gast - 29
1/9/1983 - 10/12/2012

Hanley-Turner-Eighner Funeral Home, Earlville - Andrew J. Gast, 29, of Leland, Illinois passed away Friday, October 12, 2012. He was born January 9, 1983 in Ottawa, IL the son of Kenneth and Pam (Campbell) Gast. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Earlville, IL. He graduated from Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy in Aurora, IL in 2001. He was a graduate of Ferris State University in Big Rapids, MI in 2006. He owned and operated A.G. Repair in Leland and was engaged in farming with his father and grandfather.

He is survived by his parents, Kenneth and Pam Gast of Earlville, IL; one sister Corrine (Dan) Clausel of Newark, IL; one niece Sadie and one nephew Wyatt; his grandparents, Robert and Patricia Gast of Earlville, IL and Jerry and Daryl Campbell of Antigo, WI, and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Memorial services will be held at 12:00 noon on Monday, October 15, 2012 at Immanuel Lutheran Church 415 S. East Street Earlville, IL 60518, with Reverend Tammy Anderson officiating. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m., Monday, October 15, 2012 at the church until the time of services at noon. Arrangements are entrusted to Hanley-Turner-Eighner Funeral Home in Earlville, IL. For more information or to sign the online guest book go to www.EighnerFuneralHomes.com


Hanley-Turner-Eighner Funeral Home
407 S. Ottawa St.
Earlville, IL 60518
(815) 246-6491

Visitation:
Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m., Monday, October 15, 2012 at the church until the time of services at noon.

Memorial Service:
Memorial services will be held at 12:00 noon on Monday, October 15, 2012 at Immanuel Lutheran Church 415 S. East Street Earlville, IL 60518, with Reverend Tammy Anderson officiating.

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Visitor Comments
Ken, Pam and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of loss.
Rusty Pratt
10/12/2012 6:08 PM
 
Gast Family and Friends - Andy (Drew as he repeatedly told us to call him) was a dear friend in high school, and a warm shoulder in recent years. I'm so sorry for your loss, and hope you find some comfort in knowing how beloved your boy was. His laugh, his sense of right, and his unforgettable smile will be missed by all who knew him. With love and grace, Steph Johnson
Steph Johnson
10/13/2012 1:30 AM
 
Ken, Pam, and Family - Our deepest sympathies for your loss. May God bless and comfort your family during this sad time. Ken and Barb
Ken and Barb Underwood
10/13/2012 8:45 AM
 
Ken, Pam and family. our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Cindy Seaton Plagman
10/13/2012 8:48 AM
 
Ken, Pam & Family - So sorry to hear, you all are in my thoughts and prayers.
Denise Vincent Carter
10/13/2012 8:57 AM
 
Pam Kenny and family So sorry to hear about ANDY all our family thoughts are with you . We know words hard to say at this time love and prayers from all the B otts >s familys
Wanda Planthaber
10/13/2012 9:24 AM
 
Dear Bob, Pat, Ken, Pam, & Corrine: You have our deepest sympathies. What a SAD loss for you all to endure. Our thoughts and prayers are with you ALL and Andy's entire family and all his friends. From Cynthia Gast Kreiser and family
Cynthia Gast Kreiser
10/13/2012 11:37 AM
 
Bob, Pat, Ken, Pam and Corrine our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of loss. May God comfort you in your time sorrow.
Diane, Gary, Stacy, and Garrett Lampe
10/13/2012 12:33 PM
 
My thoughts and Prayers are with all of you. Andy was such a great person and will be missed by all. His smile was Priceless and will never be forgotten.....
Jennifer Mathesius-Johnson
10/13/2012 1:15 PM
 
I SURE WILL MISS MY LITTEL BUDDY,HE WAS A GREAT GUY,CANT BELIVE THIS HAS HAPPEND,,YOU WILL BE MISSED ANDY..GOD BLESS YOU BUDDY
LEFTY
10/13/2012 1:51 PM
 
Ken and Pam, there aren't any words that I can say to ease your sorrow right now, but know that you and your family are in my prayers.
Mike Heiston
10/13/2012 2:25 PM
 
So dearly sorry for your loss. Andy was a friend of ours and we have many wonderful memories of him. No words can express how much he will be missed. All of our prayers are with you and your family in such a sad time. Daryl and Linda
Daryl and Linda Wrona
10/13/2012 3:36 PM
 
Our sincere condolences !!! Andy will be truly missed !
No Limit Diesel
10/13/2012 7:27 PM
 
I am truly praying for your family. A parent should not have to bury their child. I can only imagine what you are feelilng at this time. I remember Andrew from IMSA and he was a very happy person! He will be missed. Stay Strong and May God take over your hearts and minds to ease this pain. Sincerely, Ty Martin C/o '00
Tyris Martin
10/13/2012 7:53 PM
 
Ken Pam Corrine I'm terribly sorry for your loss you are all in my prayers
Casey Kelly
10/13/2012 8:39 PM
 
`Ken, Pam I am so sorry for your loss my thoughts an prayers are with you and your families, may God be with you during this difficult time.
Scott brewer
10/14/2012 10:45 AM
 
I did not know Andy very well. I only met him a couple of times. He was a friend of my daughter. I immediately liked him. He was that kind of person. My sincere sympathies to the entire family, especially to his parents. Go with God, Andy....
Jacqueline Quantz
10/14/2012 11:10 AM
 
So sorry so sad. Andy will be missed by so many, but his smile and laughter will stay with all of us forever
Jim and Cindy Knowlton
10/14/2012 1:44 PM
 
Dear Gast family, my condolences, and I'm so sorry for your loss. I remember how nice and cheerful Andrew was as a classmate at IMSA...he will be dearly missed by us.
Nan Sethakorn
10/14/2012 5:53 PM
 
Pam, Kenny & Corrine, So, so sorry for your loss; my heart aches for you. All of you are in my thoughts & prayers today & in the days to follow. My deepest, most sincere sympathy.
Jenny Zolper
10/14/2012 6:17 PM
 
Dear Pam and family, I was just devastated to hear about the loss of your precious son, Andy. May God comfort you as your grieve. I know that there are many friends and family who are praying for you. My deepest and most sincere sympathy.
Debbie Damron
10/14/2012 7:21 PM
 
Dear Pam and Ken, My deepest condolences for the loss of your son Andy. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this tragic time.
Beth Mangold
10/14/2012 7:54 PM
 
Gast family, Over the past years, I wondered what Andy ended up doing after graduating from IMSA. He was a wonderful student to have, when I think back to teaching at Earlville and think of Andy, a smile comes across my face...he always was smiling :). I am so sorry to hear a out his passing. May God comfort your family during this time and in the days to come.
Amy Bednar Goff
10/14/2012 8:59 PM
 
Gast Family- Drew was a great friend while I was at IMSA and into college. He would always know exactly what to say to put a smile on my face. I am so deeply sorry for your loss. I hope you can find some solace in knowing that he left a mark on a lot of people while he was on this earth, me being one of them. I'm glad I went to IMSA because going there I got to meet Drew (as we called him). Love and prayers go out to you.
Michelle Fitzpatrick
10/14/2012 10:51 PM
 
Dear Gast Family, we did not know Andy very well. We did have the privledge of living next door to him for the past year or two. He was a true neihbor and was there for us during a blizzard. I only wish we could have known him better,you could tell he was a good person after meeting him right away. Our love and prayers go out to your family at this sad time.
Chris and Debbie Janick
10/15/2012 7:38 AM
 
Gast Family- We want to send our Deepest Symaties. We did not know Drew very well but the time spent was always with smiles on our faces. He and my son had a great time togather (they shared the same Initials A J G) although my son is only nine Drew always treated him great and like a close friend. That made my son feel like such a grown-up. Drew willl be missed. We send our love and prayers to your family. Derek, Carie, Andrew & Chloe Germain
Derek, Carie, Andrew & Chloe Germain
10/15/2012 8:14 AM
 
Our deepest sympathies go out to Andy's family and friends. He will be missed by all of us. Brian, Leslie and Jacob Frederick.
Brian, Leslie and Jacob Frederick
10/15/2012 9:39 AM
 
Our deepest sympathies to your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Tim anc Carole Eich
10/15/2012 10:44 AM
 
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of grief.
Christine Hecathorn-Wittenauer
10/15/2012 10:54 AM
 
We are very sorry for your loss. You have our deepest sympathy and are in our thoughts and prayers.
Brandon & Kirsten Myers; Alex & Karly VanDorsten
10/15/2012 11:34 AM
 
Thoughts and prayers to your family during this difficult time.
Staci Sundberg
10/15/2012 11:35 AM
 
Pam, Ken and family - I am so terribly sorry to hear of your terrible loss. There is so little that anyone can do or say to ease your awful grief. Please know that many people are praying for you. May that knowledge bring you some small comfort. From reading the notes above and remembering the stories that Pam told about Andy, it is clear that he was a young man who touched many lives in a very special way. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Leslie Ziel
10/15/2012 12:37 PM
 
Dear Pam and family - my heart is broken for you all. My deepest sympathies to you all in your loss. I hope you find comfort in knowing that old friends and family are praying for you and thinking of you during this time.
Sue (Joyce) Grady
10/15/2012 2:12 PM
 
To the family, I never knew Andy but my heart ached when I heard he had died. A parent should never have to bury a child. I am so sorry for your loss!! It is a nightmare, but you will make it through. We've been there. Remember the good times! Find strength & support in your family & friends. I will keep your family in my thoughts and send positive thoughts your way.
Anonymous
10/15/2012 6:30 PM
 
To the Gast family- My deepest sympathies for your loss. Drew will forever be my first roommate and a dear friend from our first days at IMSA. I didn't know what to expect when I moved in, but Drew's ever present grin immediately put me at ease. We hit it off famously and immediately became inseparable friends. Between classes and sports we would spend entire days together. At night we would stay up late talking about school, families and life in general. I remember those conversations fondly and am thankful to have had him as a roommate. I hope Drew has found peace where he is now. He will be missed.
Dean Lales
10/16/2012 1:05 AM
 
I do not know your family but feel a great urge to send you my thoughts and prayers. I pray you will feel the comfort in the support around you. God is with you and and watching over your family. Take comfort in His love. I will continue to keep your family in my prayers.
Prayer friend
10/16/2012 8:58 AM
 
Bob, Pat, Ken, Pam and Corrine, My heart breaks for all of you...please know that I'm holding your family close in my thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you all and give you peace.
Jinann Larson
10/17/2012 8:44 AM
 
To the Gast Family- My thoughts and prayers go out to your family. I had the pleasure of getting to know Drew over the past couple years and will forever be grateful for the time that we spent together. I will never forget his big smile, sense of humor and endless stories. He could always make me laugh and was never shy to talk to anyone. It's pretty clear that he made a great impact on so many lives. I will truly miss him. I pray that he has found peace and happiness with God and that your family finds comfort until you see him again.
Beth Stocking
10/17/2012 11:04 PM
 
To the Gast Family- My thoughts and prayers go out to your family. I had the pleasure of getting to know Drew over the past couple years and will forever be grateful for the time that we spent together. I will never forget his big smile, sense of humor and endless stories. He could always make me laugh and was never shy to talk to anyone. It's pretty clear that he made a great impact on so many lives. I will truly miss him. I pray that he has found peace and happiness with God and that your family finds comfort until you see him again.
Beth Stocking
10/18/2012 7:14 PM
 
To the Gast Family- My deepest condolences to you. I only knew Andrew for a couple years (I was his uniform service rep). He was always a pleasure to talk with every week. I always looked forward to seeing him as he would always make me laugh and help my day go a little easier. I am so very sorry for your loss.
Chris
10/18/2012 10:30 PM
 
To the Gast Family- My deepest condolences to you. I only knew Andrew for a couple years (I was his uniform service rep). He was always a pleasure to talk with every week. I always looked forward to seeing him as he would always make me laugh and help my day go a little easier. I am so very sorry for your loss.
Chris
10/18/2012 10:33 PM
 

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