Charles Gilbert Mast of Goodyear, AZ died Wednesday, April 4, 2018 in Surprise, AZ. He was born, November 22, 1939 in Milwaukee, WI to George Mast and Elnore Wolf. Chuck was Chief Engineer at American Welding & Engineering in Cudahy, WI for 38 years.
Chuck was very active. He belonged to the Milwaukee Athletic Club and would play racquetball or handball with three coworkers 2-3 times a week after work. He would go to the YMCA to play full court basketball with young college students 3-4 a week until the age of 55. He also loved to play golf.
Chuck had his second major stroke sixteen years ago. He was in St. Luke’s Hospital in Milwaukee, WI from July 9th to September 2nd. The lasting effects from the stroke caused Chuck to use a walker in the house and a wheelchair when he went out. Despite these hardships, Chuck found a way to live with grace, humor and without anger at the circumstances which forever impacted his life. Everyone that knew him was touched by his kindness and caring spirit.
Chuck, and his main squeeze, Lois Bonn, moved to PebbleCreek in Goodyear, AZ fourteen years ago. He is survived by his partner, Lois Bonn; daughter, Lori Musial; son, Steve Mast (Jane); granddaughters, Sarah Skrodiszewski, Anna Hunter, Katie Mast, and Julia Mast; and great-grandson, Jordan. He was preceded in death by his father, George Mast; mother, Elnore Wolf; brother, Richard Mast; and sister, Shirley Scott.
Family and friends will hold a celebration of Chuck’s Life at 10:00 am on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at The Becker Ritter Funeral Home, 14075 W. North Avenue, Brookfield, WI 53005. Visitation will start at 9 AM until the celebration of life at 10 AM, followed by burial at Highland Memorial Park Cemetery, 14875 W. Greenfield Ave., New Berlin, WI 53151 and a luncheon.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests that donations be made to either Phoenix Children’s Hospital, http://www.phoenixchildrens.org/ways-to-help/donate or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, https://www.stjude.org/.