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Masterson, Doris I. Age 75, of Brown Deer, died Feb. 9, 2012, at Community Memorial Hospital. Born Feb. 2, 1937, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, daughter of Reginald and Vera (Stewart) Touro. She worked as a 5th grade teacher for many years at Stephen Elementary School in Mequon until retirement. Doris married Joseph "Joe" Masterson at Kenwood Presbyterian in Cedar Rapids on Aug. 8, 1981. Throughout the years, she loved camping, spending quality time with her family near woods and water. Many enjoyable days were spent at Kohler-Andrae State Park, or at their annual anniversary destination of Door County. Doris had a love of butterflies, finding interesting ways to incorporate them into her years of teaching, as well as in more recent activities with her grandkids. Education continued to be very important to her throughout her life. Above all, she was a caretaker who enjoyed looking after her family and extended family. Doris will be deeply missed by her husband, Joe of Brown Deer; 2 children: Jeff (Sally) Owen of Germantown and Michelle Ramirez of Plano, TX; 2 grandchildren Sophia and Lorenzo Ramirez; sister, Darlene Schrimper of Cedar Rapids; and 2 brothers Don (Becky) Touro of Goodlettsville, TN and Ken (Linda) Touro of Cedar Rapids. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews; her "almost" kids, Rich and Amy Ramirez; and other special people that truly impacted her life. Preceded in death by parents, and former husband, Donald L. Owen. Memorial service 4PM Wed., Feb. 15, 2012, at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 1350 Hwy 175, Hubertus, WI, with Rev. Jay Thorson officiating. Visitation 2PM until the time of service at the church. Final resting place will be at Wisconsin Memorial Park, Brookfield. Memorials in her name may be made to Friends of Kohler-Andrae State Park or to Milwaukee Messiah Community Chorus and Orchestra. Online Condolences may be left at: Schneider-Michaelis Funeral Home (920) 674-3960
Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel from Feb. 12 to Feb. 13, 2012
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