Earl Richard Mast, 83, of Mount Eaton, lost his battle with congestive heart failure and kidney disease on Tuesday, December 8, 2020.
He was born in Wakarusa, IN on July 13, 1937 to the late Bill and Alma (Schmucker) Mast and married Twila Lehman on August 23, 1958. She died on February 6, 2013. He then married Hazel Yoder on July 20, 2014 and she survives.
He is also survived by a sister, Clara (Owen) Swartzentruber of Wooster; children, Randy (Audrey) Mast of Dalton, Ron (Beth) Mast of Millersburg, Rean Mast of Mount Eaton, Royal (Sharon) Mast of Kidron, Retha (Dewey) Mast of Apple Creek, Rodney (Tonya) Mast of Dalton and Robyn (Gabe) Gilyard of Wilmot; step-children, Denise (Jerry) Christman and Shawna (Dave) Hummer, both of Apple Creek; grandchildren, Stacy Wellman, Sabrina (Hank) Schlabach, Val (Kevin) Leimeister, Cody (Shonda) Mast, Krystal (Bryce) Hewitt, Kraig (Kelsey) Mast, Kaprice Mast, Logan Mast, Courtney Birchler, Shayne Mast, Kesha Maughiman and Arrah Gilyard; step-grandchildren, Kendra and Brant Christman and Jared and Garet Hummer; great grandchildren; Shelly, Kyle, Blayne, Mycah, Corbin, Jocelyn, Hailey, Emily, Naomi, Troy, Remi, Daxton and Zoey; sisters-in-law, Carolyn Brinker and Mary Lehman; and a brother-in-law, Abe Yoder.
In addition to his parents and first wife; he was preceded in death by a grandson, Shea Mast; brother, Paul (Ruth) Mast; sisters-in-law, Rosie Yoder and Esther (Marvin) Kandel and a brother-in-law, Clayton Lehman.
Earl was a truck driver for Sugarcreek Cartage retiring following 45 years of service. He was a member of Longenecker Church.
He enjoyed traveling and spending time with his family. He will be remembered by many for making people laugh and his ornery grin.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 11:00 am at the Longenecker Evangelical Anabaptist Fellowship, 2200 Township Rd 606, Dundee, with Pastors Jeff Bargerstock and Matt Hamsher officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Friends may call on Friday from 5-8 PM at the church where masks will be mandatory and social distancing will occur. Spidell Funeral Home in Mount Eaton is handling the arrangements.
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