Thomas D. LeMaster, age 78, of rural Revere, MO, died on Friday, December 18, 2015 in St. Francisville.
Thomas was born December 11, 1937 in Keokuk, IA, a son of William Ralph and Frances Katherine Wilkens LeMaster.
He married Virginia Sackman and they were the parents of two daughters, Tammy and Terry. He later married Kathy Kramer Fowler.
Survivors include his wife, Kathy, of the home; two daughters, Tammy McDaniel (Tony) Ramsey of Kahoka, MO, and Terry (Dave) Howell of Canton, MO; four step-daughters: Joyce Fowler (Larry Shaffer) of St. Francisville, MO, Debra Fowler of Burlington, IA, Janet (Randy) Cantonwine of Donnellson, IA and Angela (Carl) McKannan of Alexandria, MO; five grandchildren: Matthew (Emily) McDaniel of Kahoka, MO, Mandy (Andrew) Gessling of Columbia, MO, Shane McDaniel of Wayland, MO, Marcus (Abby) McDaniel of Kahoka, MO, and Shawn (Amy) Howell of Alexandria, MO; five step grandchildren: Shawn and Mark Penechar of Kansas City, MO, Greg Penechar of St. Francisville, MO, Ian Eaves (Cara Ruble) of Fort Madison, IA and Tyler Callison of Alexandria, MO; five great grandchildren: Mason McDaniel, Gabriel Gessling, Ariabella McDaniel, and Grady and Parker Howell; one step great grandchild, Grace Eaves; brothers and sisters: William (Mary) LeMaster of Pensacola, FL, Mary Toops, Harold (Roseanne) LeMaster, all of St. Francisville, MO, Gary (Mary) LeMaster of Alexandria, MO, Janis Davis of Burlington, IA and Kenneth (Jan) LeMaster of Revere, MO; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Michael (Sherry) Kramer of AZ, Jeffrey (Dorothy) Kramer of Wever, IA, Ralph Kramer of ID, Mark (Julie) Kramer of West Point, IA, Christine Walter of Burlington, IA, Neil Kramer of Fort Madison, IA and Marguerite LeMaster of Keokuk, IA; as well as several nieces and nephews; and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings: Don LeMaster, Velma Dickwisch, Leona Rampley, Barb Holtkamp, and Zella LeMaster; son-in-law, Randy McDaniel; step-son, Steven Gardner; brothers-in-law George Toops and David Davis; and other loved and cherished family members.
Tom was raised in Keokuk until he was ten years old and his family moved to Missouri. He entered the U. S. Navy in August of 1955 and served there until November of 1958.
He was a retired employee of Metzlers in Keokuk. Following his retirement, he worked twelve more years at Goldie’s Sawmill.
He loved to hunt for mushroom and roots. He also enjoyed fishing, playing horseshoes with family and friends and watching westerns.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at 1 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka with Pastor Tom Lemons officiating. Special music was “In the Garden” and “I Did it My Way”.
Pallbearers were Matthew McDaniel, Marcus McDaniel, Tom Toops, Mark Toops, Jim LeMaster, and Shawn Howell.
Burial and military rites followed in the Sand Cemetery.
Visitation was held at Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka after 9 a.m. Tuesday with family receiving friends from noon until time of services.
Memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to Kathy LeMaster.