MICHAEL EUGENE MASTERS BOONE, NC FORMERLY OF SEATTLE AND VALPARAISO Mike died Saturday, July 10, 2010 at the age of 55. He was born November 8, 1954 in Valparaiso and was a graduate of Immanuel Lutheran School and Valparaiso High School. Before moving to Boone, Michael was an early childhood educator in Seattle. While living in Boone, Mike pursued his passion for music and was employed by Murphy's Restaurant. Mike is survived by his father and step-mother, William and Wendy Masters of Valparaiso; three sisters: Kim Balgeman and husband, William of Kankakee, IL; Soon Ja of Seattle, and Beth Bejnarowicz and husband, Daniel of Lake Zurich, IL; one brother, Dr. William G. Masters, III and wife Linda of Texas City, TX; step-father, John Robert Miskell of Kankakee; stepbrother, Steven Miskell and wife Pamela of Wilmington, IL; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Joan Husmann Masters Miskell. A memorial service was held July 31, 2010 in Boone, NC with Rev. Michael Raybould officiating. Interment in Immanuel Memorial Garden. Memorials may be made to Immanuel Lutheran School, 1700 Monticello Park Drive, Valparaiso, IN or the the Independent Cat Shelter, P.O. Box 735, Westville, IN 46391.
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Published in The Times on Aug. 15, 2010