Raymond J. Mast, 92, died peacefully on July 4, 2023. Ray was born July 17, 1930, in Nappanee to Jacob and Amanda (Miller) Mast. On October 10, 1953, he married Dorothy Reinhardt who preceded him in death. He then married Marjorie (Yoder) Good January 1, 1995; she survives.
Ray was a farmer, carpenter, building contractor, and school bus driver. He enjoyed working hard. He was a man of few words, but was always ready to help others by picking up a hammer and fixing what needed to be fixed. He was a long-term member of Hopewell Mennonite Church with his first wife Dorothy and a charter member of Open Door Fellowship with his second wife Marge.
Ray is survived by his three children: Donna (Steve) Haines of Indianapolis, Lon (Natalie) of South Bend, and Marg (Alan Ferguson) of Free Union, Virginia. Also surviving are his three grandchildren: Drew Mast of Indianapolis, Kelsey Mast of Lake Tahoe, Nevada, and Alex Mast of Austin, Texas; and one great grandchild, Delilah Mast of Austin, Texas. He is also survived by his second wife, Marge Yoder Good Mast; stepchildren: Marty (Ann) Good, Beth (Kevin) Gehrig; and numerous step grandchildren and great grandchildren. Ray was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Dorothy, and his three brothers: Lester (Milford), Robert (Nappanee) and Gilbert (Goshen); and stepson, Jeff Good.
Visitation and funeral will be held at Open Door Fellowship 636 S. Baums Bridge Rd., Kouts, IN 46347 on Saturday, July 8, 2023. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., with the funeral service beginning at 1:00 p.m. Burial service at the Hopewell Mennonite cemetery will be immediately after the funeral. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to VNA Hospice NWI. https://www.vnanwi.org/
Marg, I am so sorry for your loss. No words can say enough to ease the loss. -Kathy Welch-Martin
I’m so sorry for your loss. Mr. Mast was my bus driver for 5 years. He always let us have paper wad fights on the last day of school. Thinking of you all. -Deanna Krueger Birky
Our sympathy and prayers to family members and friends. Thinking of you…. Never met Ray but sounds like he had a busy rewarding life. And raised a beautiful family…..one of them being our sweet friend Marg. -Pat & George Wallis
Marge to you, Rays children, and your children we are sorry for your loss. -Gary and Gwen Miller
No mater how many years we have had with family or friends, they are greatly missed when they are gone!! Hugs and prayers for you Marge and your family. Florida friends from Ohio, -Marlene & Ron Nofziger
Eloise, wished she could have been at the viewing and funeral but her thoughts and prayers are extended to all the family members. -Deb and Larry Mast