February 7, 2019 at 11:30am

William Dennis Bast ObituaryMemorial for William Dennis “Denny” Bast ’61

Ashland, IL—William Dennis Bast, 79, of Ashland, passed away at 5:51 a.m. on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at his residence.

Denny was born May 5, 1939 in Jacksonville, the son of William Edgar and Constance Danenberger Bast. He married Margaret "Marge" Reid on September 29, 1962 in Ashland.

Denny graduated from Ashland High School in 1957 and later attended Millikin University. He worked for 40 years at the State Journal-Register as a printer and also helped his father with the Ashland Sentinel Newspaper, which the Bast family had done for 109 years. Denny was a great basketball player and enjoyed bowling and golfing. His greatest joy was spending time with family, especially his grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Marge Bast of Ashland; son, Raymond Bast of Ashland; daughter, Ethelyn Bast of Ashland; seven grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren, two of which are on the way; and sister, Diane Hedlund of Chicago. 

Cremation will be accorded by Lincoln Land Cremation Society prior to ceremonies.

Private family ceremonies were held.

Please visit lincolnlandcs.com to offer your condolences.

Published in Print in The State Journal-Register from Dec. 15 to Dec. 16, 2018


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