Ora J. Mast
October 27, 1933 -- July 20, 2016
Ora J. Mast, 82, of Shipshewana, died at 4:20 am on Wednesday, July 20, at
Courtyard Of Goshen, where he had been staying since July 16, 2015. He was
born on October 27, 1933 in Topeka, to Jacob H. and Emma (Christner) Mast.
On October 15, 1953 in Howe he married Effie Schwartz; she survives.
Survivors in addition to his wife are a daughter, Mary (Larry) Borntrager of
Middlebury; six sons, David (Marlene) Mast of Shipshewana, Dennis Mast of
Middlebury, Stan Mast of White Pigeon, MI, Steven (Jana) Mast of Goshen,
Jerry (Marlynn) Mast of Topeka and Joel (Christy) Mast of Millersburg; 24
grandchildren, eight great grandchildren; a sister, Esther (LaMar) Miller of
Sturgis, MI. He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, Amos,
Henry, Ervin and Melvin Mast, two sisters, Anna Miller and Ella Miller, a
grandson, Jeremy Mast and two stillborn great grandchildren. Ora was
passionate about farming and had worked in local factories. He enjoyed
woodworking, especially cabinet building and was known for being able to
fix just about anything. He also enjoyed traveling. Visitation will be from
2:00 - 8:00 pm on Friday July 22, at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, 1003 South
Main Street Middlebury. The family will hold a private burial service prior to
the 3:00 pm memorial service on Saturday, July 23, at Townline Mennonite
Church, Shipshewana. Services will be conducted by Pastors Calvin
Borntrager and Menno Mullet. Burial will be in Townline Cemetery
Shipshewana. Memorials may be given to Townline Mennonite Church.
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