Floyd Gaster, 89, of Upper Sandusky, died at 10:20 a.m. Sunday, May 13, 2018, at Kingston Care Center in Sylvania, where he resided the past two years.
Born July 9, 1928, in Carey, he was the son of Maurice and Beatrice (Myers) Gaster. He married Donna L. Patterson on Dec. 18, 1948, in Carey. She preceded him in death on Dec. 26, 1999.
Surviving are six children, Lawrence (Debbie) Gaster of Toledo, George (Carla) Gaster of Ashland City, Tenn., Nancy (Larry) Roop of Shelby, Lynn (Roger Hite) Gaster of Mt. Vernon, Dennis (Lori) Gaster of Bowling Green and Michael Gaster of Upper Sandusky; 14 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were his parents; a son, Floyd Gaster; and a sister, Mary Yingling Moll.
Floyd was an engineer for Daybrook Ottawa for 25 years. He then opened a manufacturing facility for Maxon Industries in Monroe, Ga., and was plant manager for Peabody Galion in Marion, Galion and Mt. Vernon. He retired from Peabody Galion in the early 1990s and continued engineering consulting for many years following.
Floyd had an extreme talent for all things mechanical. He built a sports car, the “Special V-8,” go-karts and a hydraulically driven garden tractor. He loved gardening, photography, wine making, jigsaw puzzles and fine woodworking projects. He also played trumpet in a band when he was younger. Whatever his pursuit, he put 100 percent into everything he did. He had a passion for perfection.
A mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 16, at the Basilica of Our Lady of Consolation in Carey, with the Rev. Vince Petersen, OFM Conv., officiating. Burial was scheduled to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Carey.
Friends will be received from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 15, at Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home in Carey.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio and sent to Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, 225 W. Findlay Street, Carey, OH 43316.
Online condolences may be sent to www.stombaughbatton.com.