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Elsie M. Gast

November 14, 1920 - August 23, 2012

Elsie M. Gast, age 91 of Downers Grove, IL, formerly of Berwyn, IL, at rest Thursday, August 23, 2012 at her home. Born Nov. 14, 1920 in Chicago, IL the daughter of the late Carl and Agnes Schmidt.

Beloved wife of the late Charles, loving mother of Gale (Dennis) Bakalik, Joanne (Paul) Djuric, the late Diane and Gail Gast, cherished grandmother of Ian (Jillian) Djuric. Fond great-grandmother of Peter Charles Djuric. Dear aunt of several. Fond friend of Nadia, her caregiver.

Funeral Information

Visitation Monday, August 27, 2012 from 4:00 8:00 PM at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill Street, Naperville, IL 60540

Funeral Services on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at 10:00 AM in the Funeral Home.

Interment at Mt. Emblem Cemetery, Elmhurst, IL.

Donations Information

In lieu of flowers memorials to:
Loyola Hospice, 2160 S. First St., Maywood, IL 60153

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Elsie M. Gast


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