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Petty Officer Third Class Wayne Richard Bast

Petty Officer Third Class Wayne Richard Bast was born on July 28, 1935 in Readlyn, IA and died October 29, 2015 in Des Moines, IA.

Wayne Richard Bast entered the United States Navy on January 27, 1955, in Des Moines, IA, served during the Korean War era and reached the rank of Petty Officer Third Class before being discharged on January 22, 1959 in San Diego, CA.

Wayne Richard Bast is buried at Saint John Lutheran Cemetery in Denver, Iowa and can be located at

Armed Forces Grave Registration

Release Date: October 29, 2078.



Wayne R. Bast, 80, of Ankeny, IA, went to be with the Lord on October 29, 2015, surrounded by his loving family, at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines, IA.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at St. John’s Maxfield Church in Denver, IA. The family will receive friends from 10:00 am until the hour of services.

Wayne is survived by his five children, Valerie (Jim) Rice of Des Moines, IA, Gregory (Jan) Bast of Goldfield, IA, Lynnette (Dave) Hastings of Ankeny, IA, Dynelle (David) Heinz of Lecanto, FL, and Lisa (Tony) Boes of Ankeny, IA; his brother, John (Judy) Bast of Mason City, IA; 16 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, LaVonne, and his parents.

“Wayne Bast.” Des Moines, Register, November 1, 2015. https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/desmoinesregister/obituary.aspx?n=wayne-bast&pid=176293188&fhid=18800.