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Emanuel J. Mast, 82, of Nappanee, died Sunday, Dec. 10, of natural causes. He was born Feb. 1, 1935, in Milford to John and Mary Ann (Borkholder) Mast.
He married Lydia Mae Stutzman Nov. 28, 1957. She preceded him in death Aug. 13, 2003.
Emanuel was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.
He is survived by his daughters, Vera Jean (Joe) Hochstetler, Nappanee, and Anna Fern (Dennis) Slabaugh, Bourbon; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; a brother, Marvin (Sylvia) Mast, Etna Green; sisters, Katie Burkholder and Barbra Miller, both of LaGrange, Mary Bontrager, Middlebury; and a sister-in-law, Fern Elliot, Florida.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lydia Mae; parents, John and Mary Ann Mast; brothers, Leroy, Willis, and Eli; sister, Gertie Mast; brother-in-laws, Eli Burkholder, John Bontrager and Dennis Miller; and a sister-in-law, Sandra Mast.
Family and friends may call after 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11, and all day Tuesday, Dec. 12, at the Joe Hochstetler residence, 9304 W. 1200 North, Nappanee.
Funeral services will begin at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13, also at the Joe Hochstetler residence. Home ministry of the Old Order Amish Church will officiate. Burial will be in Graber Cemetery.
Arrangements are with Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee.
Published on December 11, 2017
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