Lester J. Mast, 91, Milford, went home to be with the Lord on Nov. 5, 2018, surrounded by his family. Mr. Mast was born March 2, 1927, in Nappanee to Jacob and Amanda (Miller) Mast. On Jan. 22, 1950, he married the love of his life, Eloise Bauman; she survives.
He was a dairy and hog farmer. He enjoyed traveling south for the winter, camping, fishing, rabbit hunting and playing euchre. He loved the Lord, his family and grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Eloise; four children: Larry (Debra) Mast of Milford, Michael (Terri) Mast of Goshen, Thomas (Jane) Mast of Auburn and Gary (Linda) Mast of Warsaw. Also surviving are eight grandchildren, Matthew, Scott, Stephanie, Angela, Abbie, Ashlie, Ryan and Jason, eight great-grandchildren, Logan, Desiree, Madilyn, Connor, Grantham, Jonathan, Brianna and Leighton, and two great-great grandchildren, Bomani and Deslin, and one brother Raymond (Marg) Mast of Kouts.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Gilbert and Robert Mast.
Visitation will be held from 3-7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 9, at Mishler Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Milford and one hour prior to the service on Saturday. A celebration of Lester’s life will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Mishler Funeral Home. Pastor Lee Compson will officiate the service; burial will follow at Milford Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in Lester’s honor may be given to the First Brethren Church of Milford.
Mishler Funeral Home and Cremation Center is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be extended at www.mishlerfhcc.com.