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John Louis Masters

05/22/1938 - 10/27/2020

John Louis Masters of Iron, MN passed away October 27, 2020 at the age of 82.

John was born on May 22, 1938 in Minneapolis, MN to Leo and Aileen (Johnson) Masters. John grew up in Spicer, MN and served his country in the U.S. Army from 1955-1957. On October 23, 1959 he was united in marriage to Martha Mead in Spicer, MN. Three children were born to this union. John, Martha and their family moved to the Iron Range in 1966 and made their home in Iron. John worked as a line attendant at U.S. Steel-Minntac and at numerous maintenance positions throughout the years.

John enjoyed the outdoors, camping, fishing, sitting around the fire and telling stories. No one could tell a story like John! Above all, John loved his family. He truly enjoyed having the family together, whether it was for a weekend of camping and fishing, a reunion, a birthday, a holiday gathering or just taking a walk in the woods. He has left us with many wonderful memories.

He is preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Sherman Masters.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Martha; his children, Joanie (Donny) Latvaaho, Tim (Judean) Masters and John (Lisa) Masters; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and one great-great grandson; his sisters, Shirley (Elmer) Mead and Linda (LeLand) Lundberg; numerous nieces and nephews, and many friends.

A gathering for family and friends will be held on Sunday, November 1, 2020 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Range Funeral Home in Virginia, MN. The family asks that those in attendance wear a face mask and practice social distancing. Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Virginia. To sign the online guest book or send condolences visit www.rangefuneralhomes.com.

3 thoughts on “John Louis Masters”

  1. David, and Bonnie Mead says:

    He will be missed.

  2. Jeff Vanbaalen says:

    Our deepest condolences on your loss. Jeff and Bev Vanbaalen

  3. Kevin Zinter says:

    So sorry for your loss John was the type of person that saved me from having to clean up after I had to much fun one time I will never forget that most would have made me suffer but not him he just wasn’t built that way Hope your path to healing is short

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Family Gathering Sunday 11/01/2020 at 2:00 - 3:00 PM
Range Funeral Homes, 16th Street North, Virginia, MN, USA