DatesNovember 2, 1962 - November 7, 2014
Jeffrey Charles Masker passed away on November 7, 2014 at his home following a long illness.
Jeff was born in Yankton, SD on November 2nd, 1962 to Donald G. Masker and Dolores J. Wheelhouse Masker. His family moved to Mitchell when he was one, where he attended public schools until he graduated high school. He then joined the South Dakota National Guard.
Jeff’s travels included him living in Rapid City SD, Riverton WY, Aurora CO, Watertown NY, doing various factory, taxi and bus driving, construction and surveying jobs before settling down in Edgerton WI where he spent many years working for Mike and Deanna Hart at Newville Auto Salvage as a dismantler. As his health began to fail in 2012, he moved back to Mitchell.
His happiest times were spent fishing, hunting, rock climbing in the Black Hills and Oregon. Most of all, Jeff loved to have a good time and make people laugh. Jeff had a lively wit and was always at the center of any party. He also had a very generous soul. If he only had a dollar and someone else needed it, he would give it to them.
He was preceded in death by his father, Donald G. Masker, by a sister, Kay Ann Masker, and one brother, James Masker. Jeff is survived by his mother, Dolores Masker, his sister Lisa Schilling, Mitchell SD, who was his special care taker these last two years, and his sister Kathy (Michael) Marr, Plainfield, IL. He will be missed by his niece Jennifer Bailey, and nephews, Trenton Bailey, John Bailey, Ryan Schilling, and Garrett Schilling, and step nieces, Joanna Baker and Elizabeth Marr and his many, many friends
entry posted by Patrick Hart on 11-12-2014
I was a good friend of Jeff's when he lived in WI. We worked and partied together when he worked at Dorsey trailer and Newville Auto Salvage. I got to know his sister and met his parents and some of his friends in Mitchell. He was one of a kind. He will be missed. My heartfelt condolences.
entry posted by Cindy Krall on 11-12-2014
Deeply sorry for your loss. Jeff was a classmate of mine both at Longfellow and Mitchell High. His humor was only matched by his kindess. Prayers go out to you all.
entry posted by Richard Serr on 11-11-2014
Jeff was in my confirmation class ... I think he was only one in class who struggled to be on time to that class as much as I did... Since my Dad taught that class, I hope he is forgiving Jeff now any and all of our transgressions... Jeff had a heart if gold, I could always see how much his mom loved him, made it fun to ride out west of town in his Now infamous "Beetle". I will miss him and thanks for all good laughs Jeff brought... What the heck... Too young... Very sad news today...
entry posted by Monte Claussen on 11-11-2014
Sorry to hear about your loss. Jeff was a great guy and I have many good memories with him. My thoughts and prayers are with Jeff and his family.
entry posted by Mike Nohr on 11-11-2014
I am very sorry to hear of Jeff's passing. I lived a few houses away while we were growing up. Jeff had a great sense of humor and we spent many hours together as kids just doing what kids do... playing kid games, riding our bikes, going down to the river, fishing... My condolences to Jeff's family. Rest in peace, Jeff!
entry posted by Kelly Hills on 11-11-2014
Dee and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I have so many fond memories of our neighborhood, May you find peace during this very difficult time. All my love.
entry posted by Rose Minahan Davidson-MHS Classmate on 11-10-2014
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May his smile live on in your hearts and memories.
entry posted by Lynne Sejnoha on 11-10-2014
I enjoyed Jeff's sense of humor. He always brought the fun with a genuine smile. We shared the same birthday (and birth town). Prayers of comfort and peace to you.
entry posted by Nan Gebhart Dammer on 11-10-2014
Sympathy to Jeff's family...He really always did have a smile on his face...He was always kind...Peace to your family.
entry posted by Kay Ewing - MHS classmate on 11-10-2014
Please accept my heartfelt condolences. Jeff was a wonderful person. I will always remember him with a smile on his face. May your family find peace and comfort in your memories of him.