MAGDALENA “MATTIE” (MAST) SCHLABACH, 84 of Sullivan, IL entered into rest at 4:55 p.m. Saturday, November 21, 2015 at her residence rural Sullivan, IL.
Funeral services will be held at 9:00 A.M. Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at the Willard Schlabach residence, in the pallet shop, 1306 CR 1850 N., Sullivan, IL. Bishop William Otto will officiate. Burial will be in the Gingerich Cemetery rural Sullivan, IL. Visitation will be any time prior to the funeral in the pallet shop. Edwards Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Mattie was born August 9, 1931 in Moultrie County, IL. She was a daughter of John J. and Katie (Kauffman) Mast. She married Lewis F. Schlabach March 12, 1953. He passed away February 7, 2014.
Survivors include five children, Glen Dale Schlabach and his wife Irene of Arthur, IL, Mary Katherine Schlabach of Sullivan, IL, Linda Kay Herschberger of Arthur, IL, Willard Laverne Schlabach and his wife Alma Jane of Sullivan, IL and Nancy Arlene Gingerich and her husband Ruben of Tuscola, IL; twenty grandchildren, twenty-two great-grandchildren.
Mattie was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis F. Schlabach, her parents, 2 brothers Fred Mast and Jonas Mast; 4 sisters Mrs. Jacob Mary Otto, Mrs. Chris Sovilla Schrock, Mrs. Menno Anna Stutzman and Mrs. Elmer Nancy Otto and one grandson-in-law Reuben Rocke.
Mattie owned and operated Schlabach’s Strawberry’s in rural Sullivan, IL for thirty years. Mattie was a member of the Old Order Amish Faith.
Facts Born: August 9, 1931