A Funeral Mass for John D. Gharst, age 76 of Pella, will be held on Saturday, July 28th at 11:00 am at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Pella. Inurnment will be later in Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver, Colorado. Visitation will follow the services on Saturday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given for the Hospice of Pella Comfort House or the University of Colorado Foundation, Rene Gonzales Melanoma Research Fund. Van Dyk-Duven Funeral Home in Pella is in charge of arrangements.