JoHanna Bast
1935 - 2016
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JoHanna Bast

Jan. 11, 1935 - Dec. 3, 2016

SOUTH BEND - JoHanna O. Bast, 81, of Bloomington died Saturday, December 3, 2016 in Greenwood Village South, Greenwood. She was born January 11, 1935 in South Bend to Henry Brockenhamer and Elza Horvath Brockenhamer.

Survivors include her daughter, Gigi Beetz and her husband, Randy of Bloomington; a son, Michael Bast and his wife, Carla of Indianapolis; five grandchildren, Alisha Brown (Richard), Branden Beetz, Corey Beetz, Alexander Bast and Jessica Bast; two great-grandchild, Brogyn Brown and Elliot Reynolds; and shewas soon to have another great-grandchild, Bearret Brown. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Leonard J. Bast, Jr.

JoHanna was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Bloomington; she was a graduate of Clay High School in South Bend, an avid bowler but she made her family her top priority in life.

A Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for Friday, December 9, 2016 at 10:30 AM in St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 2222 E. Third St., with Father Thomas Kovatch officiating. Burial will follow in Valhalla Memory Gardens. Visitation is scheduled for Thursday, December 8, 2016 from 5:00 - 8:00 PM in Day & Deremiah-Frye Funeral Home, 4150 E Third St.

If friends so desire, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept 142, Memphis, TN 38101.

Online condolences may be left for the family at

Published in South Bend Tribune on Dec. 6, 2016.
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December 6, 2016
To the Bast Family: You have my deepest sympathy in the loss of your mother. I was a classmate of your father sitting next to him for 3 yrs at John Adams High the class of 51. It was a pleasure knowing him and again my condolences.
Richard Bedore
December 6, 2016
May God's loving kindness comfort you and help you through this sad time Psalms 29:11
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