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Shawn Sanders McMaster


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Shawn Sanders McMaster

Prospect - Shawn Sanders McMaster (59) of Prospect, KY, passed away January 5, 2019 in Louisville, KY.

Shawn was born on February 25, 1959 at Fort Riley, KS to Ronald R. and Nancy E. (Sanders) McMaster. He was married to Diane Stich McMaster on December 21, 1995 in Richmond, IN.

Shawn earned his MBA from Bellarmine University and was a graduate of West Point Military Academy Class of 1981. His early military career took him to assignments in Ft. Benning, Georgia, Jungle Warfare School in Panama, Ft. Harrison, Indiana, and Ft. Lewis, Washington. He attained the rank of Major.

Shawn's civilian career included executive positions in engineering and manufacturing in Kentucky, Wisconsin and Missouri. In every community where he lived, he was actively involved in giving back to others. He was a 25-year member of the American Legion, a member of the 40 and 8 Veterans Organization, a Kentucky Colonel, a foster family for Midwest Doberman Rescue, and is a member of St. Bernadette Catholic Parish.

Shawn is survived by his wife, Diane; daughters Shannon (Kate) McMaster and Colleen (Ryan) Volz and son R. Alexander McMaster. He was the proud grand-father of Finley and Isla Volz. He is also survived by his sisters Lynne (Jim) McGinnis, Chartley (Sean Byrne) Bondurant and brothers Roark (Carolyn) McMaster and Michael (Tammy) McMaster as well as nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents Ronald and Nancy McMaster.

The funeral will be celebrated at 12 PM on Saturday, January 12th, 2019 at Calvary Cemetery Chapel with Father Jeff of St. Bernadette Catholic Church of Prospect with burial at Calvary Cemetery.

Memorial may be made to Home of the Innocents 1100 East Market St, Louisville, KY 40206
Published in The Courier-Journal on Jan. 12, 2019
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