Goshen News, Goshen, IN


June 29, 2013

Ellis Dale Mast

Feb. 14, 1940-June 28, 2013

GOSHEN — Ellis Dale Mast, 73, passed away Friday morning at Elkhart General Hospital after suffering a heart attack June 22.

He was born Feb. 14, 1940 in Holmes County, Ohio, to Paul and Beulah (Miller) Mast.

He married Ann Smucker June 19, 1965, in West Liberty, Ohio.

She survives along with two daughters, Michele (Mike) Stutzman, Sarasota, Fla., and Angela (Joel) Miller, Middlebury; five grandchildren, Bryce, Dustin and Mariah Miller and Jackson and Jessica Stutzman; and two sisters, Carolyn (Harold) Schultz, Kansas City, Mo., and Julia (Colin) Mishler, Berlin, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, John.

A 1962 graduate of Goshen College, Mr. Mast taught at Adriel School, West Liberty, for a couple of years. He taught physical education in the Westview School Corporation from 1965 until his retirement in 1999.

A member of Clinton Frame Mennonite Church, he was very involved with Amigo Centre, serving on the board and helping with fundraising. He was also a longtime member of Maplecrest Country Club.

Friends may call from 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Clinton Frame Mennonite Church, C.R. 35, Goshen, where a memorial service will take place Monday at 6:30 p.m. Pastor Terry Diener and Danny Yoder will officiate.

A private family burial will precede the memorial service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Amigo Centre Scholarship Fund for St. Joe Week or to the Brotherhood Fund at Clinton Frame Mennonite Church.

Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Online condolences may be shared at www.yoderculpfuneralhome.com.


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