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-Barbara D. Mast-

Barbara D. Mast, 73, of Muscatine, passed away on April 29, 2012 at Trinity Hospital of Muscatine.  Cremation rites have been accorded by the Family Cares Services Life Transition and Cremation Center located within Muscatine Memorial Park Cemetery.  The Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services is assisting the family with arrangements.  A memorial fund has been established at the funeral home in Barbara’s name.  Sympathy notes may be left for the family at www.lewisfuneralhomes.com

Barbara Del Mae Ernst was born on October 25, 1938 in Iowa City, Iowa, the daughter of John D. and Grace Marie (Silberhorn) Ernst.  On September 25, 1953 Barbara was united in marriage to Jim Lesnet in Muscatine.  Following their divorce, she later married Manley Doyle in Muscatine and later divorced.  On January 7, 1979, she was united in marriage to Joe Mast and later divorced.  Barbara was manager of three restaurants, one at Grandview Corners, Ainsworth Corners and Nauvoo.  She later worked as the pilot car for over-dimensional transportation vehicles.  She enjoyed doing crafts, needlework and up until the last couple years she enjoyed meeting new friends while being the support vehicle for her daughter and son-in-law on RAGBRAI.

Barbara will be deeply missed by her children, Brenda Kay Stewart and husband, Don of Tipton, Gregory Scott Lesnet and wife, Anne of Muscatine, Jim Carroll Lesnet of Topeka, KS and Alan Eugene Doyle of Cedar Rapids and one grandson, Ian Tavner Lesnet of Amsterdam.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Everett Ernst and John Ernst and one sister, Beatrice Young.

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