December 30, 1945 - January 10, 2016


John Mastey, age 70 years and 11 days of Foley, died Sunday January 10, 2016 at his home with his family by his side.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 AM Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Gilman. The Rev. Gregory Mastey will officiate. Burial will be in the Parish Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 PM Tuesday at SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Gilman and after 9:30 AM Wednesday at church. The Fr. Pierz Assembly of the 4th Degree Knights of Columbus will stand Honor Guard from 5 to 8 PM, Knights of Columbus Rosary will be at 6:30 followed by Parish Prayers at 7:30 PM Tuesday evening at church. Service with Dignity provided by Foley Funeral Home.

John Mastey was born December 30, 1945 in St. Cloud, MN to John and Agnes (Knapek) Mastey. He married Elizabeth (Betty) Borash on August 5, 1967 in North Prairie, MN. He attended Sauk Rapids High School and graduated in 1963. John farmed, worked for Burlington Northern Railroad for 21 years and Farm Bureau Insurance for 19 years. John was a member of SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Gilman where he was an usher and Eucharistic Minister. He was also a Member of the Knights of Columbus Gilman Council, 9261, Fr. Pierz 4th Degree, and Past State Deputy of MN. He served on the Foley School Board for 21 years and was a member of the Moose Lodge, Crosier Apostolate, Foley Lion and Catholic United. John enjoyed bird watching, fishing, playing cards, trips to the casino, attending auctions, and being with the grandchildren. John will be remembered for handing out candy and Rosaries to everyone.

He is survived by his wife, Betty, Foley; sons and daughter; Jeffrey (Dawn), Foley; Fr. Gregory, Holdingford; Michael (Lisa), Belgrade; Patrick (April), St. Cloud; Stephen, St. Paul; Melissa (Michael) Krcil, Victoria; and the "adopted" Jared Budin family, also survived by; 9 grandchildren and siblings; Florian (Rhonda), Sartell; Connie (Leroy) Schriefels, Sauk Rapids; Ronald (Kathy), Sauk Rapids; sisters-in-law; Marilyn, St. Cloud; Esther, Sauk Rapids and many brother and sister-in-laws, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Agnes and brothers; Jerome, Aloise and Sylvester and brothers-in-law, Jerome Borash and Gary Street. The family would like to thank all of those that helped in caring for John in the past years. Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.