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Melvin I. Mast

March 17, 1930 ~ June 12, 2022 (age 92)

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Melvin I. Mast, 92, of Middlebury, died peacefully surrounded by his family at 4:20 pm on Sunday, June 12 at his residence. He was born on March 17, 1930, in Middlebury, to Ira and Fannie (Bontrager) Mast. On June 18, 1950, he married Esther S. Troyer, she died June 13, 2019. Surviving are son, Lester Laverne (Nancy) Mast of Sun City, AZ; two daughters, Joan (Lavern) Beachy of Goshen, Carolyn (Allen Jerome Neely) Mast of Middlebury; four grandchildren, Dustin (Kim) Mast, Anthony Mast, Traci (John) Shupert, Sheri (DJ Washington) Beachy; two step grandchildren, Troy (Erica) Weaver, Corey (Bobbi) Weaver; six great-grandchildren, Connor, Parker and Cadence Mast, Kailee and Khloe Beachy, Joshua Shupert; five brothers, John (Jean) Mast of Sarasota, FL, Elmer Mast of Middlebury, Leroy (Fannie) Mast of Mountain View, AR, Milo (Nancy) Mast of Goshen, Levi "Lee" (Arlene) Mast of Nappanee. He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, and four brothers, Alvin, Dan, William "Bill", and Ora Mast. Mel was co-owner of D&M Construction from 1965-2002 and was the former Director of CAM Insurance. He supervised the building of many local churches and buildings in the area, including Menno-Hof in Shipshewana. He was a member of Mt. Joy Mennonite Church and Gideons International. Mel and Esther spent 13 years in mission work in Mississippi. He enjoyed volunteering with MDS, doing wood working projects, and playing card games. Visitation will be from 1:00 to 7:00 pm on Thursday, June 16 at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, 1003 South Main Street, Middlebury. There will also be one hour of visitation prior to the 10:00 am funeral service on Friday, June 17 at Mt. Joy Mennonite Church, 200 North 23rd Street, Goshen. Services will be conducted by Pastors Ben Shirk and Pastor Nelson Yoder. Burial will be in Miller 8 Square Cemetery, Goshen. Memorials may be given to Gideons International and Mt. Joy Mennonite Church. 

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
June 16, 2022

1:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Miller-Stewart Funeral Home
1003 South Main Street
Middlebury, IN 46540

Visitation
Friday
June 17, 2022

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Mount Joy Mennonite Church
200 North 23rd Street
Goshen, IN 46528

Funeral Service
Friday
June 17, 2022

10:00 AM
Mount Joy Mennonite Church
200 North 23rd Street
Goshen, IN 46528

Interment following funeral service
Friday
June 17, 2022

Miller 8 Square Cemetery
14153 CR 126
Middlebury, IN 46540

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