Velma Gast-Hutchison

February 6, 1951 – February 9, 2019

Velma Gast-Hutchison, 68, of Benton Harbor, MI passed away Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Spectrum Health Lakeland in St. Joseph.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held 1:00 P.M., Friday, February 15, 2019 at   Heritage Chapel & Cremation Services, 8747 US 31 Berrien Springs with Pastor Brian S. Rumer officiating.  Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Berrien Springs.  Friends are invited to visit with the family from 11:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M., Friday at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made to New Life Church. Those wishing to share a memory of Velma online may do so at

Velma was born February 6, 1951 in Benton Harbor, MI to Charles & Goldie (Thornton) McKie. She graduated from Benton Harbor High School. On June 14, 1969 she married Edward Lee Gast Sr., in Benton Harbor, he passed in 2005. She then married Donald Hutchison. Velma worked as a Sale Consultant for many years. In her spare time, she enjoyed spending time with her granddaughters and going to the casino.

Velma is survived by her husband Donald Hutchison; daughter Lisa Gast; sons Jason (Jodi) Gast and Edward Lee (Lori) Gast Jr.; granddaughters Lexie Gast and Anna Gast; brother Delbert McKie; and the Hutchison family.

Velma was preceded in death by her parents, first husband Edward Lee Gast Sr., and siblings David McKie, Charlotte Williamson and Deanna McKie.

Posted On: Monday, February 11, 2019 4:35 PM