LeRoy M. Mast, 82, Ligonier, passed away at 12:35 p.m., Monday, Dec. 25, 2017, at Avalon Village in Ligonier.
He was born April 2, 1935, to Moses and Goldie (Miller) Mast in LaGrange. In 1955 he married Virginia “Mickey” L. Hughart.
Mast was a lifetime area resident and worked for 39 years at the Ligonier Rubber Company as well as for a few years at Challenge Door. He also worked for ALCO for a few years along with training, owning and racing sulky horses. Wood working, watching old western films, fishing and gardening were a few of his many favorite past times.
Mast is survived by his son, Michael (Emma) Mast, Ligonier; two daughters: Sue (Dennis) Rose, Ligonier; Sherri (Ray) Jescki, Three Rivers, Mich.; sisters: Lillian (Randy) Oaks, Elkhart; Irma Yakim, Milford; Evelyn (Karl) Tendell, Tyler, Texas; brother, Alvin Mast, Florida; seven grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, 11 great-great grandchildren, along with 50 nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife Virginia “Mickey” Mast; sisters: Voila Homes, Ella Warren, Edith Avery, Mary DeFreese; brothers: Tobey Mast, Perry Mast, Eli Mast, Allen Mast and Lloyd Mast.
There will be a funeral service held at noon Saturday, Dec. 30, at Yeager Funeral Home, 1589 Lincolnway South Ligonier, IN 46767 with Pastor Gary Ford officiating. Burial will be in Oak Park Cemetery in Ligonier.
There will be a time of visitation from 1-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Yeager Funeral Home on Friday, Dec. 29.
Yeager Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.