LAKEVIEW — Bill J. McMaster, 88, of Lakeview, passed away Friday morning, Aug. 22, 2014, at Fair Haven Shelby County Home, Sidney, Ohio.
Bill was born on July 21, 1926, in Sidney to the late Fern Everett and Carolyn Kathrine Matz McMaster. On Dec. 31, 1953, he married the former Mary L. Decker in Sidney, Ohio, and she preceded him in death on Feb. 21, 2012. He was also preceded in death by four siblings, Everette McMaster, Kathryn Schmidt, Virginia Lindsey and Patricia Clayton.
He is survived by three children, Michael McMaster, of Sidney, Ohio, Jacqueline (Ron) Stump, of Belle Center, Ohio, and Donald (Carol) McMaster of Waynesfield, Ohio; two grandchildren, Amanda (Michael) Freyaldenhoven and Kaycie (Dale) Boyd; three great grandchildren, Michael Freyaldenhoven, Avery Boyd and Ronan Boyd; four siblings, Helen (Willis) Lehman, Tom (Anne) McMaster, Janet (Rusty) Taylor, and Elmer (Phyllis) McMaster; and four brothers/sisters-in-law, Nellie McMaster, Ed Schmidt, Wilber Lindsey, and Gene Clayton.
Bill was a Sergeant in the United States Army during World War II. He retired from Copeland in Sidney after 38 years. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, American Legion Post 217, and VFW Post 4239, all in Sidney, and Doyle R. Miller Amvets Post 39 in Lakeview. Bill enjoyed golfing, fishing, and bowling, and loved being with his family especially his grandchildren.
No public services are scheduled at this time. A private remembrance gathering will take place at a later date.
Condolences can be expressed at shoffstallfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are in the care of Shoffstall Funeral Home, Lakeview.