Glenn E. Mast


Glenn E. Mast, 97, Elkhart, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, of natural causes at Elkhart Hospice House.
He was born in Elkhart Jan. 22, 1921, the son of the late Ira C. and Flossie (Steiner) Mast. He graduated from Elkhart High School in 1939. In 1946, he graduated from North Central College in Naperville, Illinois, after having served in the Transportation Corps of the United States Army as a first lieutenant 1943-1946.
In 1944, Glenn married Charlotte R. Goetz of Naperville. She proceeded him in death in 2007.
He is survived by three daughters, Patrice (William) Tozer, Parker, Colorado, Laura (David) Bailey, Middlebury, and Julia Mast, Goshen; six grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and sister Louise (Karl) Noltemeier, Rockford, Illinois.
He had a career in the construction industry, having served as president of Ira C. Mast and Son Construction from 1976 until his retirement in 1983.
Glenn was very active in his community with Kiwanis, YMCA, Bashor Homes and the United Methodist Church of Elkhart, where he attended his entire life. He enjoyed singing in his church choir for more than 40 years and went abroad with the choir several times.
He also enjoyed fishing, card playing and sports, favoring football and baseball. Traveling and taking family photos were among his hobbies.
Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, with a memorial service at 10 a.m. at Hubbard Hill Retirement Community, 28070 C.R. 24, Elkhart, IN 46517.
A graveside service with military honors will follow at Prairie Street Cemetery, Elkhart.
Memorial contributions may be made to Center for Hospice Care, 22579 Old U.S. 20, Elkhart IN 46516.
Arrangements are with Hartzler-Gutermuth-Inman Funeral Home, Elkhart. Online condolences may be left at
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