Michael Ast


Michael Vincent Ast, 67, of Monett, Mo., passed away Monday, May 18, 2021, after a short illness. He was born on June 2, 1953.

Mike was the son of the late Francis and Margaret (Hermes) Ast. He was preceded in death by his wife, Wanda (Witt) Ast, and his brother, Stan Ast.

He graduated from Cheney High School in 1972. Mike worked for more than 40 years at Friend Tire in Monett.

Mike enjoyed bowling, NASCAR races and fishing, but most of his time he spent with his grandkids.

Mike is survived by his daughters, Laticia (Simon) Tottingham of Seneca Mo., Cassie (Craig) Potts of Springfield, Mo., MacKenzie Ast of Springfield, Mo., and Whitney Ast of Monett; nine grandchildren; brothers, Vernon and Dave Ast of Monett, Melvin (Gwen) Ast of Wellington, Ron Ast of Kingman, and Glenn (Sarah) Ast of Avon, Colo.; sisters, Judy Mertes of Wichita, and Linda (Mike) McFerrin of Fort Collins, Colo; and numerous nieces and nephews.

There will be a private graveside service in Monett, Mo., on May 23, 2021.