Barbara Mast

  • Born: October 20, 1940
  • Died: November 7, 2020
  • Location: Holland, Michigan

Yntema Funeral Home

251 S State St
Zeeland, MI 49464
Tel. (616) 772-2173

Tribute & Message From The Family

Barbara Mast, age 80 of Holland, passed away Saturday, November 7, 2020.

She is survived by her sons: Mike and Michelle Mast and the Reverend Dr. Mark and Jill Mast; her grandchildren: Tad Mast, Emily Mast and her fiancé Joey Pogue, PFC Michael Matrisciano, Courtney Mast, Alyssa Mast, and Kyle Mast; her brother Jay and Ruth Ann Datema; her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: John and Sue Mast, Elaine and Gary Van Koevering, and Mary and Bern Brower.

Barb was preceded in death by her husband, Pastor Harvey Mast in 2005 and her daughter, the Reverend Sandy Mast in 1994.

Barb was born and raised in Zeeland and attended Zeeland Public Schools. She married Harvey Mast in 1960 and lived in Florida for a few years. They moved back to West Michigan and Harvey began his work in ministry, they moved to Gahanna, OH and served at Good Samaritan Reformed Church.

Barb is a member of Calvary Reformed Church on 8th Street in Holland where she served as an elder and was involved with the seniors. Barb loved music, she played the piano at local nursing homes and going to concerts. She was also a member of HASP.

Private service will be held. Interment will be in Forest Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be given to the Mitochondria Foundation, donations may be given online to

Condolence & Memory Journal

I think of Barb often. She was so kind and we laughed often. Barb you are missed.

Posted by Shirley Cochran - Gahanna, OH - Friend   November 06, 2021

Mark, so sorry to here of your Mom's passing. You and your siblings were blessed with wonderful parents. Your Mother always was very supportive and kind to me. I will keep you and your family in my prayers

Posted by Ted Frissora - Friend   November 12, 2020

A loving and caring individual who made everyone feel special...Barbara is deeply missed.

Posted by Michael B. - Friend   November 11, 2020


Oh Barb, how you made me laugh. My heart is broken. Ann Camp

Posted by Ann Camp - Littleton, CO - Friend   November 11, 2020

I want to express my sympathy to Mark, Mike and the rest of the family. She was a special cousin. Her laugh and life were contagious to all who knew her and spent any time with her.. There is now a family reunion with Harv and Sandy and all those that have gone before her. One more person was hugged by the arms of Jesus. With all our love. Marcia Hartgerink Hill and Aunt Angie

Posted by Marcia Hill - Fremont, NE - Family   November 11, 2020

We want to express our sympathy to Barbara's family. Barb grew up with me when her family moved next door to us on Central Avenue in Zeeland in the 50's. We were close friends and attended grade school, Junior High and High School together. She was always full of fun and laughter. Rest in Peace Barb.

Posted by Sharon(Nyenbrink) & Ray De Jonge - Zeeland, MI - Friend   November 11, 2020

Barbara was a pillar within her community, her employer, her church and her family. Kind, caring and empathetic, she put others first at every turn. She will be missed, but her contributions over 80 years will be cherished and appreciated. Love, Eric Weltner

Posted by Eric Weltner - Friend   November 11, 2020

Our family had the pleasure of being neighbors and friends with your family. Your mom could light up the darkest room with her smile. She made my wedding dress. Dave and I share the family home on McCutcheon. So grateful to have known your family. God blessvt3J9

Posted by Judy Slattery - Gahanna, OH - Family Friend   November 11, 2020

Rest in peace, our beautiful friend! You lived life to the fullest, treated all with respect, and you inspired so many. You will be so deeply missed. Love you!

Posted by Shannon and Randy Kalmink - Zeeland, MI - Friend   November 10, 2020

My life is forever changed by having Barb as a part of it. She was an incredible friend, listener, mentor, spiritual advisor, hostess, jokester, nurse, fellow symphony-goer, and fill-in sister! I shall miss her more than words can express. Godspeed, Barb. I love you!

Posted by Jackie Lundberg - Columbus, OH   November 10, 2020

This was so sad to hear. Such a special and loving woman. Your beautiful smile will be missed. Prayers for Mike, Mark and all the family.

Posted by Lori A Steigerwald - Friend   November 10, 2020

Barb was such a joy to know. We were neighbors in Gahanna. So very sorry, just know that she leaves as a gift to her family and friends all the wonderful memories. Hugs to the family.

Posted by Shirley Cochran - Gahanna, OH - Friend   November 09, 2020

Barb was a delightful neighbor! We lived on different blocks but got to know one another thru neighborhood gatherings. So sorry to hear of her passing, but know she is united with loved ones now in heaven. Our deepest condolences.

Posted by Bill and Judy Van Appledorn - Holland, MI - Neighbor   November 09, 2020

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