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Ralph William "Biz" Mast

Ralph William "Biz" Mast

Ralph William "Biz" Mast, age 92, of Quincy, died on Saturday, October 27, 2018 in Blessing Hospital. He was born on July 29, 1926 in Quincy the son of Ralph T. and Viola "Toots" B. (Price) Mast. Biz married Virginia M. Sharp on April 3, 1948 in Quincy. She preceded him in death on May 11, 1997. He later married Madelyn (Wall) Snow on October 31, 1999. She survives.

Biz graduated from Quincy Senior High. He served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII.
He was a carpenter and stationary fireman. Biz was employed by Kaempen Co-Bauhaus-Zwick and Illinois Veterans Home.

Biz was a member of the Church of St. Peter. He was very proud to have taken the Great River Honor Flight and he belonged to the American Legion Post #37, and to Disabled American Veterans. He was a member of the Quincy Kennel Club, Big River Carvers, National Wood Carvers Association, Boy Scouts of America Troop # 5 at the Church of St. Peter.

Survivors include his wife and children: Charles T. Mast and Jeffrey D. Mast; step children: Barb (Rick) Ohnemus, Linda (Leo) Langston, Jan (Duane) Ross, John Snow, Cathy (Charles) Mast.
Many grandchildren, step grandchildren great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren also survive.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Virginia, one brother, Thomas L. Mast, one son, Paul G. Mast and one grandson, William "Willie"Sprinkle.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. in the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home and at 10:00 a.m. in the Church of St. Peter.
Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery with military honors.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to the Great River Honor Flight or to the Boy Scouts of America.

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From:
Lee liehr
Del rio, TX
Comments:
MY CONDOLENCES! TO THE FAMILY. R.I.P. BIZ. YOU WILL BE GREATLY MISSED...
From:
Diane Weber and Joyce Hoklas
Ramsey, MN
Comments:
So Sorry to learn about Biz's death, we enjoyed their company so many times as their Arizona Family (neighbors) Joyce Hoklas was their neighbor and I her daughter enjoyed many nights playing cards. Along with Evelyn Smisek also an Arizona neighbor.
You are and will be missed, rest in peace. Love the Arizona Families.
From:
Barbara Holford Jurgens
Towanda, IL
Comments:
So sorry for your loss! We miss Bizz & Madelyn in AZ. They were such good friends of Gene & Irma Holford in Quincy & Silveridge. Bizz was in Mom's QHS class. Almost one year ago they came to Dad's funeral in Quincy. Prayers for all of you.
From:
Randy Powers
Quincy, IL
Comments:
So sorry to hear of Biz's passing. He will be missed by many. Always had a story to tell. Thankful for his watchful eye on Mom (next door) after my Dad's passing. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
From:
Roger King
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Our condolences on the loss of another Quincyan from the Silveridge Family. Biz was a great guy and a good friend who loved to tell jokes and stories. He always had a big smile on his face.. He will be greatly missed.
From:
John and Christi Green
Canton, MO
Comments:
Our condolences to the family. Biz was one of the nicest men. He will be greatly missed.
From:
Paul K.Geers
St. Louis, MO
Comments:
Thank you Biz,
For the good work you did for us at St. Rose 10 yrs ago.
God is rewarding you
From:
Theresa Till
Springfield, IL
Comments:
Biz was a long time friend of my father, Bernie Schonhoff. They were scout masters and church friends for years at St. Peters. We were thrilled to find out that Biz and his wife were regularly visiting Dad at Good Samaritan in later years. What a day brightener for Dad. Biz, thanks for being s wonderful friend to Dad. Rest in peace.