Eugene W. Quast, 64, of Altamont passed away peacefully at 12:14 a.m. Thursday (July 14, 2011) in the Evergreen Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Effingham surrounded by family.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday in the Brummerstedt Funeral Home, Stewardson with Pastor David Speers officiating. Visitation will be one hour before service time. Burial will follow in the Stewardson Cemetery with military rites. Memorials may be made to the to Disabled American Veterans, 405 Vulcan Drive, Effingham, IL 62401 or donor’s choice.

Eugene was born in Shelby County, Prairie Township on August 9, 1946 the son of Edward and Frieda (Mietzner) Quast.

He was a graduate of Beecher City High School, served two years in the US Army and retired from Johns Manville in Waukegan.

He married Marilyn Mueller on September 30, 1965 in Stewardson.

He is survived by his wife, Marilyn; son, Michael Quast of Johnsburg; grandchildren, Samantha and Cody Quast; sisters, Virginia (Roger) Anderson, Marie (Chester) Musson, Betty (Charlie) Decker and Donna Quast; brothers, Samuel (Lavonne) Quast and Edward (B.J.) Quast, Jr. and his little buddy “Lucky”.

He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.