THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Jerome K. Nast
Issue Date: January 6, 2022
Jerome K. "Duffy" Nast, 83, of Marinette, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021 at his home, with family at his side after a brief battle with cancer.
Born May 24, 1938 in Marinette, to William and Anna Nast, except for his military enlistment, he spent his life in Marinette and graduated from Marinette High School in 1956. From 1957 to 1961 he served in the United States Navy and was an engine man aboard a ship class LST vessel. After service, he worked at The Ansul Company from 1962 in the Dry Chemical Division and retired in 2000 as a Quality Control Inspector. He married the former Donna Jenkins of Marinette on May 1, 1965 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church.
For over 40 years he was an active member of the Emergency Rescue Squad from its earliest days as the Ansul Rescue Squad. An instructor at NWTC in Marinette, he taught CPR and first responder/EMT training, was a longtime member of the Marinette American Legion Post 39, a Past Commander and Adjutant and also was a member of DAV chapter 42, the National LST Association and Past-President of the Wisconsin LST Association.
Known for his love of gardening, his yard was his pride and joy but he also enjoyed fishing and was known for a good conversation and his willingness to help others. He was a lifelong member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Donna; two children, Lisa (Robert) Magnin of Appleton and David (Trisha) Nast of Sturgeon Bay; three grandchildren; two sisters, Joan Hass and Judy Huffman and many nieces and nephews.
Including his parents and grandparents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Katie Nast; father and mother-in-law, Frank and Agnes Jenkins; five brothers, William, Curtis "Barney", Donald, James and Richard; three sisters, Carol, Corrine and Lorna and many in-laws; nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, Jan. 8 at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Marinette from 9 a.m. until time of the service at 11 a.m., with Pastor Charles Crass officiating. Military Rites will be conducted at the Church. Hansen Onion Martell Funeral Home of Marinette is assisting the family.