Charles Masterson, 84

Posted on April 22, 2013

Charles D. ‘Chuck’ Masterson, 84, died at 10 a.m. Friday, April 19, 2013 at his home near Wolf Lake.
He was born Sept. 27, 1928 at his home in Murray, Wells County, a son of Glenn D. and Ruby Lois McDonald Masterson.
His formative years were spent in Murray and he graduated from Lancaster Central High School. After completing his education, he worked on his grandfather’s farm, later as a custodian at the school and also drove a school bus.
On July 3, 1973, he was united in marriage to Harriet R. Cole Edwards and after a brief period spent in Bluffton, they moved to a farm in Noble Township, Noble County where they have since made their home. In addition to farming, he was employed as a custodian at the Wolf Lake Elementary School for many years and retired from the Boyd Machine Products Company.
He was a member of the Wolf Lake Baptist Church and a former member of the Lions Club and the American Bowling Congress. He coached pony league, teen-ball baseball and softball for many years.
Survivors include his wife, Harriet; children Michael L. (Pamela) Masterson, Powell, Wyo., Gary A. (Bonnie) Masterson, Wabash, Mark D. (Judy) Masterson, Beaver Creek, Ohio, David W. (Becky) Masterson, Berne and Barbara J. (Lynn) Bradtmueller, New Haven; step-children, Douglas A. (Jitrampa) Edwards, Fort Wayne and Valerie K. (Terry) Forker, Kimmell; 18 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a brother, James (Ann) Masterson, Siloam Springs, Ark.; and a sister, Mary L. (Stan) Amstutz, Fort Wayne.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Betty Louise Masterson.
Services will be held at 12 noon Wednesday in the Wolf Lake Baptist Church, 1133 S. Main St., Wolf Lake, with the Pastor Dan Carlson, officiating.  The burial will be in the Wolf Lake Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Smith and Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City, and for one hour before the service at the church.
For those who wish to give memorials, they may be made to the Wolf Lake, Baptist Church, Parkview Home Health and Hospice or the Murray Missionary Church.
Online condolences may be made at smithandsonsfuneralhome.com

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