Goshen News, Goshen, IN

Obituaries

November 23, 2012

Daniel I. Mast

GOSHEN — Daniel I. Mast, 87, of Goshen, formerly of Middlebury, died on Friday, Nov. 23, at IU Health Goshen Hospital from complications of a heart attack suffered three weeks ago.  

He was born on June 14, 1925, in LaGrange County, to Ira W. and Fannie (Bontrager) Mast.  On Oct. 15, 1946, in Elkhart County he married Anna Yoder; she survives.

Survivors in addition to his wife are four daughters, Rose Mary (Robert) Claasen of Lawrence, Kan., Judy (Leroy) Hunsberger, Anita Acord and Cherylan (Scot) Shearer all of Goshen; a son, Dannie W. (Loretta) Mast of Middlebury; eight grandchildren; two step-grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, five step-great-grandchildren; eight brothers, Bill (Doris) Mast of Howe, Ora (Edna Mae) Mast of Mt. View, Ariz., Mel (Esther) Mast of Middlebury, John (Jean) Mast of Sarasota, Fla., Elmer Mast of Middlebury, Leroy (Fannie) Mast of Mt. View, Ariz., Milo (Nancy) Mast and Lee (Arlene) Mast both of Goshen.

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

He was a carpenter and had been co-owner with his brother, Mel Mast, of D&M Construction for 25 years, retiring in 1990. He was a charter member of the Crystal Valley Exchange Club, had been a member of Moore Park Mennonite Church for 10 years, Bonneyville Mennonite for five years and was currently a member of Pleasant View Mennonite Church.  He was active in the Men’s Bible study fellowship and assisted with the Bible memory at Camp Amigo.

He enjoyed working with his hands, playing games, visiting with his friends, spending time with his grandchildren and had played both slow- and fast-pitch softball. He and his wife had spent several winters in Sarasota, Fla., where he loved playing shuffle board.

Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 27, at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, 1003 S. Main St., Middlebury. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 28, at Pleasant View Mennonite Church, Goshen. Services will be conducted by Ron Diener and Deacon Norman Maust. The family will hold a private burial in Grace Lawn Cemetery, Middlebury.

Memorials can be given to the Heifer Project or International Bible Memory Camp. Online condolences can be sent at millerstewartfuneralhome.com.

 

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