Carlene Kay Mastel

carlene mastel

April 26, 1945 ~ November 8, 2022

Born in: Bismarck, North Dakota
Resided in: Fargo, North Dakota

Carlene’s Funeral Mass can be viewed below starting at 1:30 PM:

Carlene Kay Mastel, 77, Fargo, N.D., died Tuesday, Nov. 8, in her home.

Carlene Kay Vogel-Mastel of Fargo, ND lost her courageous battle to pancreatic cancer at the age of 77 passing away on Tuesday, November 8, 2022. Carlene was a wife, mother and grandmother.

Carlene Mastel was born to Joseph Sr. and Minnie Vogel on April 26, 1945, in Bismarck, ND. Carlene was a 1963 graduate of Mandan High School. She attended Bismarck Junior College and Moorhead State College. She graduated from St. Alexius School of X-Ray Technology in 1966. She was later employed by St. Joseph’s Hospital in Dickinson, ND.

On October 7, 1967, Carlene married Duane “Dewey” Mastel. In 1968, they moved to West Fargo and became owners of Fargo Ford Tractor. Carlene also went to work for St. John’s Hospital in Fargo, ND. In 1982, while still working at St. John’s Hospital she began working part-time in real estate for Town & Country Realty.

Carlene always wanted to be close to the Minnesota lakes. She treasured their lake home on Big Floyd and spending winters in Arizona. She was a avid sports fan, loved water skiing, adored horses, dogs and never wanted to miss her grandkids sporting events.

Being married for 53 years, Duane and Carlene raised two children, Paul and Pamela. Carlene is survived by her two children, Paul Mastel and Pamela (Kenneth) Astrup: three grandchildren – Lindsey, Cailen and Anika along with two granddogs, Breezer and Jersey, all of Fargo and niece, Mavis Wall of San Francisco, California. Carlene is also survived by sister-in-laws, Delores Hulm of Strasburg, ND, Alvina (Willie) Voller of Mobridge, SD and Angie Mastel of Ellendale, ND; brother-in-laws; Willie (Virginia) Mastel of Dickinson, ND, Leo (Rita) Mastel of Strasburg, ND and Gene (Marlene) Mastel of Mandan, ND and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Duane, her parents Joseph Sr. and Minnie Vogel, her brother and sister-in-law Joseph Jr. and Janice Vogel.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Pray for Gray, Red River Valley Hospice or an animal organization special to you.

Visitation will start at 1:30 pm with a Rosary at 1:45 pm followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 2 pm., on Thursday, at Holy Cross Catholic Church in West Fargo, ND. Burial will be held at the North Dakota Veteran’s Cemetery in Mandan, ND on Wednesday, November 23, 2022 at 11:00AM.

Video Tribute:


Visitation - Thursday: November 17, 2022 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Holy Cross Catholic Church, West Fargo
2711 7th St E
West Fargo, ND 58078

(701) 282-7217

Rosary : November 17, 2022 1:45 pm

Holy Cross Catholic Church, West Fargo
2711 7th St E
West Fargo, ND 58078

(701) 282-7217

Funeral Mass - Thursday: November 17, 2022 2:00 pm

Holy Cross Catholic Church, West Fargo
2711 7th St E
West Fargo, ND 58078

(701) 282-7217

Burial: November 23, 2022 11:00 am

North Dakota Veteran's Cemetery Mandan ND
1825 46th St Mandan ND 58554

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  1. Pam and kids. I am so saddened by the death of your beloved Mom and Grandmother. She adored you more than you will ever know! She was so proud of all of you and all of your great accomplishments. You were a lucky family to be loved by Carley, she never hesitated to let everyone know how much she loved you. Pam you were her rock and her pride and joy. She talked about you with such high regard about what a great person you are, a great mother and a wonderful daughter. She said even seeing your house across the course was comforting to her. Her wit and knowledge and beautiful smile will definitely be missed. She was a great friend!

  2. My heart goes out to you for the loss of your much loved mom. I know your happy memories as well as your mother’s strength will help you through this difficult time. We’re keeping you and your family in our prayers.

  3. Pam, sorry to hear your mom passed away. We will miss seeing her at all the girl’s hockey games. She was a great hockey fan.
    Happy to know she will be reunited with your dad. Our prayers are with your family.

  4. My heartfelt sympathies and love go out to Pam, Ken, Lindsey, Cailen, and Anika for the lose of their beloved mother and grandmother. I also want to express my condolences to Paul. Carlene was such a wonderful person and friend. It’s always hard losing that last parent. Earlier this month I had talked to Carlene and as always she had nothing but kind words to share. Jan and I had so many good times together with Carlene and Duane and they were truly our best friends. I was also very honored to be Pam’s godfather and to experience what a loving daughter and mother she has become. Pam you were always there for your mother even at the end and when Carlene and I last talked she said she didn’t know what she would do without you.
    God bless you!

  5. There really aren’t words to say how saddened we are by your mom’s passing. She was a wonderful friend and responsible for the place we love so much on Big Floyd Lake. Pam, you were the most loving daughter, best friend and angel on earth for your mom. She loved you more than anything. We shared our love of dogs and grandkids! I will miss her but have fond memories to cherish.

  6. I am so sorry for your loss of your very special mother. She was an Inspirational lady. She was my go to realtor I would call her up and she would find just what was needed. More than that she was mom and my friend. She would come in to drop off her jewelry for their regular cleanings. I would then catch up on Dewy and all the grand kids.
    She will be missed by everyone who new her. She was a fine person. I was proud to call her my friend. May God bless you and all your family threw this hard time. Sincerely,

  7. Fred and I offer our sincere condolences to Pam & Paul and their families.
    Carlene was my first cousin and dearest friend. Although we lived miles apart distance did not separate us. We were best text pals. Her messages most always included Lindsey, Cailen, & Anika’s activities. She was so proud of their accomplishments. She frequently mentioned Pam & Ken and how helpful they were to her. My husband and I traveled to Mandan July 2018. Carlene drove to Mandan so we could spend a day together. We had a wonderful visit. Thoughtful Carlene made sure other cousins knew I was in town. I’ll miss Carlene now & forever. Edna Mae Kautzmann Zerza

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