John Allen Mast
John Allen Mast. (Courtesy photo)
John Allen Mast, beloved father, son and brother, went to be with Jesus on Feb. 5, 2021. He was born in Meadville, Penn., on Nov. 5, 1980, to Robert and Sarah Mast.
John is survived by his parents, five brothers and three sisters: Maureen, Paul, (Lorrie) David, (JoAnn) Samuel, (Esther) Betty, (Howard) Steve, (Celesta) Katie, Mike, (Marilyn). He was preceded in death by a sister, Linda, and a brother, Matthew (Leona). John left behind two children: Ashira Chantelle, 9, and Zayne Callum, 7.
John lived in Meadville, Penn., until 1994. When he was 13 years old, his family moved to Libby. He worked in construction and as a welder there until he moved to Williston, N.D., in 2012, where he worked as a delivery driver for Praxair Welding Supply.
When he lived in Montana, he also spent about 12 years as a firefighter on the volunteer fire department, six of which were spent as a captain.
John loved having tea parties with Ashira and taking both Ashira and Zayne fishing. He loved traveling and exploring with his family. They made many trips exploring North Dakota and Montana. He also loved photography and took many photographs of their travels.
Although a man of few words, when he spoke it made an impact. He made many friends on his way and always inspired people to reach higher.
He was taken from us far too soon, and even though our hearts are broken, we rest in knowing he is at peace. John was a hero, a warrior, and most of all, a loving father.
Calling hours will be Feb. 10 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Schnackenberg Funeral Home in Libby. A memorial service will be held Feb. 11 at 10 a.m. at Libby Assembly of God, 105 Collins Ave. in Libby.
A private family burial will be in Emmett, Idaho, at a later time.
“For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the GoFundMe “John’s Life Speaks.”
Condolences and memories can be shared at www.schnackenbergfh.com.