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Leo Mastel

May 14, 1947 - July 02, 2016

Funeral Mass - Friday

July 08, 2016
- 10:30am

Holy Cross Catholic Church, West Fargo

Visitation - Thursday

July 07, 2016
5:00pm - 7:00 with a prayer service to follow

Boulger Funeral Home


Boulger Funeral Home

Leo Mastel

May 14, 1947 - July 02, 2016


Leo J. Mastel, 69, West Fargo, ND passed away Saturday, July 2, 2016 surrounded by his wife, children and grandchildren at Sanford Palliative Care.

Leo Mastel was born on May 14, 1947 in Linton, ND to John and Elizabeth (Goldade) Mastel. He graduated from Strasburg Public High School in 1964. Leo worked for his dad on the family farm after high school. In 1971, he took over the farm and farmed until 2000.

On September 2, 1968, Leo married Caroline (Kiefer) at St. Aloysius church in rural Hague, ND. Leo met Carol when he visited her brother to play guitar together. Leo and Carol farmed in rural Hague for 29 years. They moved to West Fargo in 2002. Leo was currently working for Goldmark Properties as lead maintenance tech.

Leo made it his life’s mission to make everyone laugh. There was never a moment that he wasn’t cracking jokes. Leo enjoyed spending time with his wife Carol, listening to polka music, playing cards and watching old Western movies. He enjoyed watching all of his grandkids in the many activities, sports and events they participated in. They brought so much joy to him. He loved music and was part of a band called “The Nifty Three” back in the early 70s. Leo enjoyed helping others especially when it came to fixing things. He was a “jack of all trades”.

Leo is survived by his wife Caroline, West Fargo, ND; daughters Renee (Brad) Meyer Moorhead, MN, Rhonda (Jesse) Kramer, Kindred, ND; sons Ron (Lisa) Fargo, ND; Rod (Mary) West Fargo, ND; Rob (Cherie) Fargo, ND; Randy (Sabrina) Hickson, ND. 11 grandchildren; Tiara, Ryan, Autumn, Attison, Aydan, Constance, Nicholas, Jordyn, Morgan, Jamison and Jaelyn; brother John (Judy) Mastel and sisters Evelyn (Edwin) Jochim, and Irene Meier; brother-in-law Aloys Holzer.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Bernice.


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17 responses to “Leo J. Mastel”

  1. Mary Ekren says:

    Leo was a beautiful human being; patient, kind and a warm smile to share with everyone. Leo LOVED his family, always sharing stories anout the kids and grandkids.
    I am so grateful I had the opportunity to work with Leo the past 10 years. Leo was a very special person and I will miss him.
    Thanks for sharing Leo with us these years!

  2. Terry, Denise, & Bailey Eison says:

    Randy, Sabrina & kids, Keeping yall in our prayers.

  3. Larry and Belle Mastel says:

    My sincere condolances to Carol and family during this time of loss. My prayer that you might feel the prescence of the Lord for comfort in the coming days and months.

  4. Carrie Nieuwsma says:

    My sincere sympathy to the Mastel family on your loss. I have many happy memories of Leo as I grew up with Renee & Rhonda. You are in my thoughts & prayers. May he rest in peace.

  5. Amaury Alonso says:

    My deepest condolences to Leo’s family. He was certainly a very gifted man who loved his family, loosing a loved one will never be normal. Fortunately there is hope that we will see them again soon for God promises “he will wipe every tear from our eyes and death will be no more” Revelations 21:4 what beautiful hope for all of us who have lost a loved one. May the times shared with Leo and gods arms carry you through this difficult time.

  6. Steve Bosch says:

    We are very sorry for your loss Carol and Family. I remember going over to the crik to pick choke cherries on Sunday afternoons.Our Mothers would pick cherries the Dads would visit and us kids would try to stay out of trouble.Thinking of You in your time of Sorrow. Steve & Jill Bosch

  7. Susan Bahl says:

    Leo was one of the nicest individuals I have ever met. He always had a smile, never did I hear him complain and always had a positive outlook on everything. GOD has a special place in heaven for Leo and while he will be missed here on earth , his life continues in heaven.

  8. Gale Larson says:

    Leo was an excellent maintenance person at Stonebridge Apartments. Prompt, knowledgeable and he will surely be missed by those that still live there.
    Gale and Jerry Larson

  9. Larry and Treva Watnemo says:

    Although I did not know Leo personally, I worked with his son Ron and wife Carol for a number of years. Their strong character, values, and engaging personalities no doubt reflect the caring climate that Leo created in his home and with his family. To all of the Mastel family members, but especially Ron and Carol, I want to extend our condolences with the passing of Leo.

  10. Roberta Pytlik says:

    My thoughts are with you all at this difficult time. I hope your memories and loving family bring you comfort.

  11. Bill & Betty Mastel says:

    Carol & family, we are so sorry for your loss. Leo was a special nephew.
    Uncle Bill & Betty

  12. Lisa Heidrich says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. I remember Leo as such a kind man. I know how hard it is to lose someone you love and I hope you find strength in each other. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  13. Cheryl (Goldade) Nieuwsma says:

    Sorry to hear of your loss Carol and family. After watching the tribute video to Leo I could see how happy he was to be around Carol, his children and grandchildren. I recall times as a kid coming to Leo and Carol’s farm for company. Our parents would play cards and visit while us kids would run around and play. May your memories of Leo forever be in your hearts. Thoughts and prayers go out to you.

  14. Kathy & John Meier says:

    So sorry to hear of your great loss. Leo was such a good and fun person to be around. We had many good times together when you were still living on the farm. John, I and our kids loved those Sunday evening visits with your family. We missed your family when you moved to Fargo. Leo is and was a precious gift to each of you who loved him. He lives on in all of your hearts. Our Deepest Sympathy and Love to all of your dear family!

  15. Roselyn Mattern Persons says:

    I was so sorry to hear about Leo. I went to high school with him in Strasburg,ND. he was the nicest man. I always enjoyed him in some of my classes. My sympathies to Carol and the family. What a legacy he left behind. May he rest in peace!

  16. Nola McNeally says:

    Rob and Cherie and family. My sincere condolences for the loss of your father. I will keep you in my prayers.

  17. Charleen Greuel & Kari Greuel-Anderson says:

    Leo was a wonderful person through and through. Always eager to make everyone smile and never giving it a second though as he was working away. His humor was greatly appreciated as much as his caring ways were. He never complained about his work, he just worked day in and day out with that his smile of his. GoldMark was very lucky to have you work for them and I think they knew that too.
    Leo you were one of a kind and we are so so sorry to just be hearing about your passing. Our sincere prayers and thoughts go with you. Just know you can still watch over the family all the kiddo’s from above as they now have the best guardian Angel. Rest is peace our friend you will be missed.

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