Dennis Lynn Masters 59, passed away on Tuesday, January 21, 2020, at the Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo, Iowa. Dennis was born December 18, 1960 to Rodney and Marilyn Masters in Winterset, Iowa.
He graduated from Chariton High School in 1979 and from Mid-America Nazarene University, with BA in business in 1983. After Dennis graduated college, he continued his education the rest of his life by taking classes and reading.
On June 27, 1998, he was united in marriage to Marilyn Sue Bolt in Mission, Kansas. Dennis and his wife lived in Kansas and Tennessee. He worked for the IRS for twenty-two years as an accountant. He was a member of the Faith Lutheran Church, Thompson Station, Tennessee.
Dennis loved to travel with his wife and experience different cultures. He welcomed diversity and has lifelong friendships across the globe. His interests spanned from their everyday life to their history and government. He loved politics.
Dennis stressed the importance of an education to his nieces and nephews. He would send books to them with hidden messages. The messages would instruct them to call him at certain points in the books. Not only would he know if they had actually read the book, but he would reward them for doing so.
In the second grade, he wrote a story about how he couldn’t hear the news because his sisters wouldn’t be quiet. When he was about the age of 12, He wrote a letter to the editor, unbeknownst to his parents, until after it was read on TV. It was in reply to someone that had been complaining about their neighbors. He wrote “ in order to have a good neighbor, you have to be one.”
For the uncommon holidays such as St. Patrick Day he celebrated by hosting dinner parties. Dennis like to spend time with family. He especially enjoyed visiting his grandparents, aunts and uncles. He enjoyed sending cards, letters and making phone calls.
Dennis had a great love for his wife, family and his pets, George the cat, Angel the dog. He has always took time for his family and friends as they were very important to him.
He is survived by wife Marilyn S. Masters of Purdy,Missouri, parents Rodney and Marilyn Masters of Chariton, Iowa, sisters Jana Overholtzer of Russell, Iowa, Valerie (David) Dunn of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Dee (Brian) Snodgrass of Knoxville, Iowa, grandmother Ferne Masters of Chariton, Iowa, sister-in-law Cheryl Mickey of Topeka, KS and brother-in-law Don (Susie) Bolt of Jennings KS, and nieces and nephews.
Dennis was preceded in death by his grandfather, Burdette Masters, grandparents, Junior and Ethel Prough, brothers-in-law Don Overholtzer, Richard Stull , In-laws, Jewell and Rosalyn Bolt, sisters-in-law Barb Stull, Karen Bolt, nephew Kyle Weidner and great-nephew Mason Richard.
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