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Irene Catherine Mast

Irene Catherine Mast

Irene Catherine Mast, age 99, of Quincy, died on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 in her home. She was born on April 14, 1921 in Quincy, the daughter of Joseph and Kathryn (Shaffer) Wiemelt. Irene attended St. Rose Grade School, Quincy High School and Gem City Business College. She married Richard D. Mast on April 18, 1942 in St. John Catholic Church. He preceded her in death on February 12, 1988. Irene was a homemaker.

Irene was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church where she had served as a eucharistic minister and a long time member of St. John Catholic Church. She was a member of the St. Vincent Home Auxiliary, the Legion of Mary. She also made more than 38,000 rosaries to be sent to the missions.

She is survived by:
THREE CHILDREN: Richard Mast and his wife Alice of Normal, IL; John P. Mast of Quincy and Gerald R. Mast and his wife Lynn also of Quincy.
SIX GRANDCHILDREN: Jason Mast, Joshua Mast, Nicholas Mast and his wife Kim, Jerry Mast and his wife Evanne; Ryan Mast and Bob Mast and his wife Keri.
EIGHT GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN: Emma Mast, Ethan Mast, Mason Mast, Olivia Mast, Jordyn Mast, Blane Mast, Avri Mast, and Reagan Mast.
Sister-in-law: Bengta Wiemelt
Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.

In addition to her husband, she is also preceded in death by her siblings: Louis J. Wiemelt, Joseph Wiemelt, Florence Shinn, Josephine Weisenburger, Catherine Kuhlmeier.

Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, there will be a private Mass of Christian Burial for Irene. Interment will take place at Calvary Cemetery. The family wishes to thank all their friends and family for their love and support during this time. Please be with us in prayer. Please feel free to send a card or note to the family directly or through the funeral home. IN lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Blessing Foundation for Hospice or to Masses in Irene's memory at St. Francis Catholic Church. The Duker & Haugh Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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From:
Lori Siegworth ith
Pecatonica, IL
Comments:
So sorry for your loss ! Cherish your memories !
From:
Debra and Terry Hickey
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Sorry for your loss . Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
From:
Mark Wiewel
Quincy, IL
Comments:
I am very sorry for your loss.
From:
Paul K.Geers
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Dear Mast family,
It seems I just spoke to Irene a month ago, and we chatted about how her family bought groceries from our family store and her year's as a kid at St. Rose and her best sister Jo.whom I knew a long time. She had a great memory, what a card she was, I'll miss her.
Paul
From:
Greg and Jody Frese
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Jerry and Lynn, we are so sorry for your lost. Sending prayers your way.
From:
Susan and David Redman
Bloomington, IL
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Mast Family,
May your memories bring comfort during this time of loss. Prayers continue. Susan and David Redman
From:
Brad Wollbrink
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Deepest condolences and sympathies go out to John and his family . God Bless.
From:
Steve & Lynette Russell
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Sorry for your loss Jerry, Lynn and family. Sending sympathy at this difficult time along with our prayers.