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OBITUARY: Alan George Mast

Alan George Mast, 65, of Baileys Harbor, formerly of Platteville, died Saturday morning, Dec. 29, 2018 at home with his family by his side.

He was born March 6, 1953 in Milwaukee, the son of the late Glenn and Elizabeth (Hahn) Mast. Alan graduated from Lincoln High School, in the Class of 1971. He then went on to study industrial engineering at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, then Marquette University. On Jan. 4, 1975, Alan and Joanne Lowry were united in marriage in Madison. In April of 2018, he and Joanne moved to Door County full-time.

Alan owned and operated Mast Water Technology in Platteville for over 40 years and held a variety of roles at Hellenbrand Water in Waunakee for 19 years before he retired in April of 2018. He is a former member and chair of the outside advisory board to the University of Wisconsin Industrial & Systems Engineering Department, was the President of the Water Quality Association of Wisconsin (WQAW) twice, and this past fall, he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from WQAW for his impact and contribution to the industry. He was incredibly proud of this achievement as his father, the late Glenn L. Mast, was a recipient back in 1997, the first year that the award was ever presented.

 Alan had many achievements and recognitions throughout his lifetime, but his most treasured role was family man. He was incredibly proud of his wife, children, and grandchildren.

 Alan will live on forever in the hearts of his loving wife of 44 years, Joanne; two children, Tracy (Todd) Borchert of Verona and Travis (America “Meri”) Mast of Platteville; four grandchildren, Glenn, William, Audry and Elysia; sister, Cheryl (John) Zima of Brookfield; brother, Brian (Kathy) Mast of Hayward; as well as many loving friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and infant sister, Mary Mast.

 Alan’s life will be honored with a funeral service held at the Jacksonport United Methodist Church (Little White Church) at 11 am Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019 with Pastor David Leistra officiating. Alan will be laid to rest in the Lakeview Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 2-4 pm, Friday, Jan. 4, 2019 at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay. There will be no visitation prior to the funeral service on Saturday.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in Alan’s name to the Little White Church in Jacksonport.

Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay is assisting the Mast family with arrangements. Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Alan may be shared with his family through his tribute page at www.huehnsfuneralhome.com.

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