Grace M. Bast

Grace M. Bast, nee Walls, of West Bend, formerly of Milwau-kee, took Jesusí hand and went home on Sunday, March 11, 2007, after 84 years of life, surrounded by her loving family at Kathy Hospice, town of Polk.

Grace was born on Oct. 28, 1922, the daughter of Charles and Grace Walls, in Delaware.

Her family later moved to Milwaukee, where she graduated from Lincoln High School in 1940.

On July 26, 1941, she married Orval C. Bast in Milwaukee.

During World War II, Orval served with the U.S. Army while Grace worked for Falk Corp.

After the war, the couple resided in Milwaukee and raised a family of their own.

Grace enjoyed devoting her love, time and energy to raising her beautiful family.

After her children were grown, she became a dedicated employee as a bookkeeper for a lumber company.

Grace was a member at Our Saviorís Lutheran Church in West Bend, and was active in the vast majority of the church groups and volunteer activities.

In her free time, she loved golfing, baking, taking walks and enjoying the outdoors; and especially loved the serenity and peace she was provided during her time spent at the lake.

Grace will be forever loved and remembered by her son and daughter-in-law, Greg and Lori Bast of Tampa, Fla.; her grandchildren, Kelly (Sean) McMillan, John (Kim) Bast and Doug (Christine) Bast, all of Tampa; seven great-grandchildren; her sisters-in-law, Mary (Bernie) Delaney, Mae Walls and Betty Jo Walls; and her former daughter-in-law, Patti Bast.

She will also be missed by many nieces, nephews, other very special relatives and dear friends.

Grace was reunited in heaven with her parents; her beloved husband, Orval, who passed on July 2, 2005; her son, Tim Bast; and brothers and sisters.

A funeral service to celebrate Graceís life will be held on Friday, March 16, at noon at Our Saviorís Lutheran Church, 1044 S. Silver-brook Drive, West Bend, with Pastor Oscar Kraft officiating.

Visitation with family and friends will be held at the chruch only on Friday, March from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at noon.

Interment will take place in Pinelawn Memorial Park.

The family would like to offer their thanks in advance for memorials that are given to the charity of oneís choice.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family

The family would like to extend love and sincerest thanks to Faye and Jim Maersch for their endless love and support; the potluck group for over 50 years of love and friendship; Nora and Carley from the Coachmen Restaurant; and Debbie Herther for offering her beautiful helping hands.