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Obituaries

April 29, 2013

Earl E. Mast

Earl E. Mast, 79, of Goshen, died at 10:45 a.m. on Monday, April 29, at his residence after an extended illness of Lou Gehrig’s disease.  

He was born on April 18, 1934, in Elkhart County, to Eli and Lydia Ann (Stutzman) Mast. On April 5, 1956, in Kosciusko County he married Fannie Mae Yoder. She survives.

Survivors in addition to his wife are two daughters, Janine (Ronnie) Berkheiser of Woodland and Anna Marie (Ron) Griffith of Union City, Ohio; two sons, Dennis (Martha) Mast of Goshen and Joe Allen (Jill) Mast of Elkhart; 10 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and three sisters, Anna Mae (Perry) Yoder and Barbara (Edwin) Yoder both of Nappanee, Lydia McDonald of Warsaw.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Frieda Miller and Mary Ann Gillespie.

He was a factory worker in the RV industry. He enjoyed horse racing for approximately 20 years and was a member or New Life Christian Center Church in Bristol. He could not speak because of his Lou Gehrig’s disease, but adapted well using his smile to communicate with people.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 2, at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, 1003 S. Main St., Middlebury. Family and friends may gather at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, May 3, for a graveside service at Clinton Union Cemetery, Goshen. A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 3, at New Life Christian Center Church, Bristol. Services will be conducted by Rev. Dwight Gosser.

Memorials may be given to New Life Christian Center or IU Health Goshen Home Care and Hospice. Online condolences may be sent at millerstewartfuneralhome.com.

 

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