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Obituary: Timothy H. "Tim" LaMaster, North Vernon


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Mr. Timothy H. “Tim” LaMaster, 71, of North Vernon, passed away Wednesday, May 14, 2014.

Born January 7, 1943, in Seymour, IN, he was the son of Walter and Virginia (Hedden) LaMaster. He married Jewell L. Sowers in 1999, in Gatlinburg, TN.

Tim was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church. He was a 1961 graduate of Seymour High School and retired after 42 years of service at Cummins Inc. where he worked in Purchasing. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of the VFW No. 1925 and American Legion No. 89. He enjoyed NASCAR and attending the Seymour Oktoberfest.

Besides his wife, he is survived by his children, Schaan LaMaster, Shannon (Gina) LaMaster, and Jolene (Josh) LaMaster Lynch; a stepson, Matthew Sowers; five grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; brothers, Mike (Sharon) LaMasters, Toby (Cheryl) LaMaster, and Jim (Sue) LaMaster; and sister, Melissa (Duane) Shelton.

He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant sister, and stepgranddaughter, Rachel Dukes.

A memorial service will be held at Voss Chapel in Seymour at 7 p.m. Friday, May 16, 2014, with the Rev. James Rodriguez officiating. Family and friends may from 5 p.m. until service time. Graveside services will be Saturday, May 17, at 10 a.m.

Mr. LaMaster will be buried at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, 325 Vehslage Road, Seymour, beside his first wife, Ruth Moenning LaMaster. Full military graveside rites will be conducted by VFW Post No. 1925, American Legion Post No. 89, Disabled Veterans No. 47, and Korean and Vietnam Veterans, all of Seymour.

Memorials may be written to the Alzheimer’s Association or Our Hospice of Greensburg.

All arrangements have been entrusted to Voss & Sons Funeral Service and Tri-County Crematory, Seymour, IN.

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