Harold Franklin LeMaster, 81, of Alexandria, Mo., died Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Ill.
He was born July 6, 1940, in Keokuk, the son of William Ralph and Francis Kathern Wilkens LeMaster.
Harold graduated from Revere High School with the class of 1958. He attended Southeastern Community College in Keokuk.
On Dec. 31, 1958, Harold was united in marriage with Jessie Roseann Dennison in Keokuk. She survives.
Harold had been employed at Sheller Globe in Keokuk for 10 years, and then worked at Stone Container in Keokuk until his retirement in 2000.
He was a member of the St. Francisville United Methodist Church.
Harold enjoyed boating and skiing on the river. He loved to ski and was a very good one-footed skier. He was an avid Kansas City Chief fan and never missed a game on TV or the radio. He was also a fan of the St. Louis Cardinals. Harold loved to go on family vacations to Branson, taking his boat and spending time on the lake. It was time spent with family that Harold treasured most.
He is also survived by his son Jim (Kerry) LeMaster of Keokuk; two grandchildren, Logan (Portia Smeltser) LeMaster and A.J. LeMaster; two great-grandchildren, Jewel Hopp and Wyatt Wagner, and one due on Oct. 20, Stori Roze LeMaster. Other survivors include three brothers, Ken (Janice) LeMaster of Revere, Mo., Gary LeMaster of Alexandria, and William (Mary) LeMaster of Pensacola, Fla.; two sisters, Mary Toops of Alexandria and Janis Davis of Burlington; two sisters-in-law, Pat Elder of St. Francisville, Mo., and Kathy LeMaster of Wayland, Mo.; many nieces and nephews; and close friends, Adelina LeMaster Segovia and Cindy LeMaster.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his in-laws, Russell and Gladys Reed; one daughter Dana LeMaster; two brothers, Donald LaMaster and his wife Margerite, and Tom LeMaster; three sisters, Barbara Holtkamp, Leona Rampley and husband Gene, and Velma Dickwisch and husband Jack.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Vigen Memorial Home in Kahoka, Mo., with the Rev. Shawn McAfee officiating. Burial will be in the Sand Cemetery in St. Francisville.
Visitation will be held after 1 p.m. Monday at Vigen Memorial Home in Kahoka, with the family meeting with friends from 5-7 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the St. Francisville United Methodist Church.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.vigenmemorialhome.com.
Published by Daily Gate from Oct. 18 to Oct. 19, 2021.