Gast, Bert J.

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Bert J. Gast Soundex Code G230

Bert J. Gast, one of Bert C. Gast's children, joined the business in 1949, after he trained at the Barre School of Memorial Art. Bert J. brought his own brand of creative design to the memorial business. With his father’s business and sales experience, Bert J. was able to pursue and develop a new market for his creativity by shifting the focus to designing major memories for churches and cemeteries. His designs include the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center and the wildlife memorial at The Grove in Glenview.

The company is now owned by Bert's sons; Thomas, John, and James, the fifth generation.