MAST, John 1828-1900
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Date: 10/16/2016 at 19:31:37
Obituary of Elder John Mast
He was born in Lebanan county, Pa., Nov. 9, 1828. Departed this life Sept. 13, 1900. Aged 71 years, 10 month, 4 days.
The subject of this notice united with the Reform church in Montgomery county, Ohio, under the pastorate of Rev. Geo. Long in which he was a faithful, earnest and consistent member until death. He was married to Miss Rebecca Albert, Feb. 28, 1852. This union was blessed with seven children, two of whom preceded him to the Glory World. In 1853 he moved from Montgomery county, Ohio, to Wells county, Indiana, near Buffington. While he remained in Indiana he was one of the pillars of the church. In 1881 he moved with his family to Grundy county, Iowa, where he remained until his death.
Father Mast was always ready to assist in every enterprise of the church that had for its object the Glory of God and the salvation of souls. He was chairman of the building committee in the erection of the St. Pauls church in Grundy county, Iowa. It can be truthfully said that Father Mast loved to see his church prosper, of which he was an earnest laborer.
He leaves to mourn his departure a wife and five children, three boys and two girls, and a host of friends. All the children were presnet at his death and at the funeral. The relatives from abroad were David Mast, a nephew from Maple Hill, Iowas, Miss Laura Mast, a niece from Bluffton, Ind.
Last spring Father Mast was taken sick, which sickness continued until he was called home by his Heavenly Father. Although life and home were sweet to him yet he expressed his fitness and willingness to go at the call of the Lord. His last words were "Jesus is mine and I am His.
The funeral services were held at the St. Paul's church Sept. 16, at 10 a.m., conducted by Rev. J. C. Beade, who took for his text the words "Let me die the death of the righteous." The attendance was very large. The floral offerings were many and beautiful.
--The Grundy Republican (Grundy Center, Iowa), 27 September 1900, pg 5
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