Arne Japheth Bast, 32, of Milwaukee, WI, passed away on Sept 12, 2022, as a result of a pedestrian/automobile “hit and run” on Brady Street in Milwaukee.
Arne was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Gilbert and Elenore Bast, his maternal grandparents, Arne and Pearl Juntunen, both of Escanaba, MI, and his uncle Gilbert Bast of Green Bay, WI. He is survived by his parents, Jan and Cheryl Bast of Sanford, FL. Siblings: Aimee Bellingar (Steve) of Rochester, MN; Caleb (Carrie) Bast of Waukesha, WI; and Joshua (Jennifer) Bast of San Antonio, TX. Nieces and nephews: Taryn, Davin, Dana, and Janaea Bellingar; Seija, Ani, Elah, and Talia Bast; and Mara, Maddy, Sena, and Oren Bast. Uncles and Aunts: Jill Humphries, Bill (Jill) Bast, Ginger Bast, Tom (Cheryl) Bast, and Jeffrey (Deniese) Bast and numerous cousins.
Arne was born on October 5, 1989, following 3 siblings as the “caboose” to Jan and Cheryl Bast in Escanaba, MI. He attended elementary school in Camdenton, MO, middle school in Sanford, FL, and high school in Waukesha, WI. After several years of exploring the wider world, Arne returned to SE Wisconsin where he found his chosen family among the Brady Street community in Milwaukee. Never one to follow well-established lifeways, Arne embodied “the road less traveled.” He will be remembered by those he loved for his life-long spirit of adventure characterized by tenacity, fierce independence, and being fully present in each moment. Arne recognized and affirmed beauty wherever it could be found; nowhere was this more evident than as expressed through his love of nature, his art, and his relationships.
Family and friends will gather Sunday, September 25, 2022 at Heritage Funeral Homes, Suminski / Weiss Chapel 1901 N. Farwell Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53202 from 2:00 PM until time of the Memorial Service at 4:00 PM
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