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Laurie I. Gast

Laurie I. Gast

June 22, 1957 - Nov. 16, 2008

WILLMAR -- Laurie Ilene Gast, 51, of Willmar died Sunday at Bethesda Heritage Center in Willmar. She had suffered from cancer.

The service will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Willmar. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery in Willmar.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar and one hour prior to the service Thursday at the church.

She was born June 22, 1957, in Willmar to Elroy and Lavonne (Heining) Gast. She grew up in Willmar and graduated from Willmar High School in 1975. She then attended Willmar Vo-Tech, receiving a secretarial degree.

She was employed at First National Bank in Willmar for 21 years. She also worked as an independent Mary Kay beauty consultant. She spent the last six years as a secretary for Farm Service Elevator in Willmar.

She was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Willmar and was active in choir, Active Christian Teens and serving group.

She is survived by her fiancé: Curt DeGrote of Willmar; her parents of Willmar; and a sister: Iris (and Steve) Nieland of New London.