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Vyra M. Masters


Fri, Apr 11th, 2014
Posted in All Obituaries

Vyra M. Masters, age 99, of Canton, Minn., died Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at St. John’s Lutheran Home in Albert Lea, Minn.

Vyra Mae Dawley was born at the family home a few miles southwest of Burr Oak, Iowa on December 14, 1914 to Charles and Cordelia (Crane) Dawley.

The 11th of 12 children. She attended the Lost Nation and Coldwater Schools and was a member of the Burr Oak Clever Clover 4-H Club.

After graduating from 8th grade, she worked at home and cared for nephews and nieces when needed. On January 14, 1939 she was united in marriage to Victor Masters at the Methodist Church in Decorah, Iowa. They farmed near Canton, retiring in 1967 and moving into Canton. Vyra worked at Green Lea Manor in Mabel for 19 years, and then as a home healthcare aid for five years.

She traveled throughout the United States on tours, played cards, did crossword puzzles, quilted, and read the Bible daily. When she was young, she attended the Advent Christian Church in Burr Oak, and was a 61-year

member of Canton-Scotland Presbyterian Church.

Vyra is survived by son DarrelVyra is survived by son Darrell (Bette) Masters of Canton; daughters Darlene Casterton of Albert Lea, and Marian Masters (Darrel Zweifel) of Bullhead City, Ariz.; grandchildren Alan (Amy) Casterton, Angela (Craig) Padgett, Gary (Melissa Maloney) Masters, Terry (Michelle) Masters, Kelly (Cristi Schulte) Masters, and Jana (Brock Elton) Masters; great grandchildren Loren (Britt) Lynch, Natassja Elliott, Brockton (Cara) Casterton, Colton (Megan) Casterton, Tanner Casterton, Davis Casterton, Brian (Jill) Draayer, Dakota and Phoenix Shephard, Cara, Hannah, Justin, and Brian Masters, Collin and Cole Tweten, Abby, Blake, and Hayden Hansen; sisters-in-law Ellen Dawley and Betty Dawley; and many nephews and nieces.

Vyra was preceded in death by her husband Victor in 1979; grandson David Casterton; son-in-law Raymond Draayer; parents Charles and Cordelia Dawley; brothers Edwin (Leona) Dawley, Thomas Dawley, Clarence (Esther) Dawley, Harry (June & Agnes) Dawley, John (Edna) Dawley, Jesse (Cecelia)

Dawley, Roscoe Dawley, and Clifford Dawley; sisters Mabel (Lewis) Brandt, Grace (Justin Brown and Kenneth) Morgan, and Lottie (Ecil) Good; father-in-law and mother-in-law Guy and Edna (Morrison) Masters; brothers-in-law Lyle (Sena) Masters and Howard (Norma) Masters; sisters-in-law Nellie Masters, Vera (Clarence) Hovey, and .....
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M. Eugene Jones

Fri, Apr 11th, 2014
Posted in All Obituaries

M. Eugene (Gene) Jones, 85, died at his home farm near Lime Springs, Iowa on March 27, 2014 after several years of declining health. Memorial services were held March 30 at the Lime Springs Community Center with Dr. Donna Ihns and Pastor Melanie Gree ..... 
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Elaine Colleen Thompson Johnson

Fri, Apr 11th, 2014
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Elaine Colleen Thompson Johnson was born October 30, 1942 to Cleo and Edna (Haakenson) Thompson in Lanesboro, Minn. Elaine and her cousin Joan Thompson were both baptized together at Mabel Lutheran Church, Mabel, Minn. Elaine attended the O’Hara C ..... 
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Margaret E. Isenberg

Fri, Apr 11th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Margaret E. Isenberg died Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at the Spring Valley Care Center.  She was born Margaret Elizabeth Thompson, daughter of Elmer and Mary Jane (Adams) Thompson in Goldfield, Iowa on November 22, 1926. On August 30, 1947, Margaret ..... 
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Emma Janice (Simonson) Winch

Thu, Apr 10th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Obituaries

Emma Janice (Simonson) Winch memorial service is scheduled to be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 19th at Union Prairie Lutheran Church with Pastor Paul Thompson officiating. Inurnment immediately after service with luncheon to follow. Memorials to ..... 
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Carol E. Hamersma

Fri, Apr 4th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Carol Hamersma, age 66, of Spring Valley, Minn., died Tuesday April 1, 2014 at Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield, Minn. She was born April 14, 1947 in Spring Valley to Albert and Ella (Jensen) Musel. She was the youngest daughter of 12 siblin ..... 
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Jean Elizabeth (Keefe) Lynch

Thu, Apr 3rd, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Jean Elizabeth (Keefe) Lynch, 84, died on on March 30, 2014. Jean was born in Rochester on October 17, 1927 the fourth child to Edward and Mary (Healy) Keefe. She was raised on her family’s farm east of Chatfield, Minn. and educated at Chatfield ..... 
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Carol E. Hamersma

Thu, Apr 3rd, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Carol Hamersma, age 66, of Spring Valley, Minn. died Tuesday April 1, 2014 at Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield, Minn. She was born April 14, 1947 in Spring Valley to Albert and Ella (Jensen) Musel. She was the youngest daughter of 12 siblin ..... 
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Verdon Flattum

Wed, Apr 2nd, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Obituaries

Verdon Flattum was born on March 18, 1935 in Lanesboro, Minn. to Gynther and Lillian Flattum. He attended Lanesboro Schools where he played tenor sax and the clarinet graduating in 1952. He enrolled in the Army where he played in the Army Band. Verd ..... 
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