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.