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