Marie E. Doak
Marie E. Doak, age 89 of Faith, died Saturday, February 23, 2013 at the Belle Fourche Healthcare Center.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 27th, 2013 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Faith, with Father Jim Hoerter officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Inurnment will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday at Black Hills National Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements are with Faith Area Memorial Chapel in Faith.
Marie Elizabeth Mastel was born November 27th, 1923 in Faith, South Dakota, the daughter of Tony and Hannah (Pillen) Mastel. Marie grew up on a family farm west of Faith and graduated from Faith High School in 1941. On June 16th, 1949 she was united in marriage to Wayne Doak at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Faith. To this union two sons were born: Pat and Don. Following their marriage, Marie and Wayne resided in Faith where Marie worked at Farmers State Bank. In the early 1960’s, she began working as a Postal Clerk for the US Postal Service in Faith. She worked there for more than 20 years, retiring in the late 1980’s.
Marie was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church and a long time member of the Faith Community Choir. She enjoyed flower gardening, and in her younger years she loved to dance with her loving husband. Marie will be missed greatly by her family and friends.
Marie is survived by her husband of 64 years, Wayne of Belle Fourche; sons, Pat of Huron, Don (Marie F.) of Gillette WY; 3 grandchildren, Jennifer Doak, Katie (Jason) Holmes, and Nathan Doak; 2 great grandsons, Braiden and Corbin; brother, Robert Mastel of Leoti KS; and sister, Arlene (Lyle) Beebe of Kemmer, WY.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Paul, Joe, and Bill Mastel; and sister, Kay Cooper.
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