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“Just say'n.... nice to know there is "real" family out there! who love you because you are "family"...nothing more. :) ”
1 of 39 | Posted by: Randi Kay Nolting (LaMasters)

“Tonya and girls I am so sorry to hear of Joe's passing. I had no idea. such a shock. Take care Love you 3 Janan ”
2 of 39 | Posted by: Janan - Osceola, IA - friend

“Dear Dennis & family - We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that you will be in our thoughts and prayers. With Sympathy, Ron...Read More »
3 of 39 | Posted by: Ron Russell and family - Atlantic, IA

“Dear Tonya, I wanted you and your families to know that I have been thinking of you this week. I am so very sorry for your loss. I know that...Read More »
4 of 39 | Posted by: Darcy Crawford - Creston, IA

“Suzie and Denny and Family I am sorry to hear of Joe's passing. May God heal and comfort you in this time of sorrow.. ”
5 of 39 | Posted by: Beverly Koenen - Creston, IA

“Curtis and family, You are loved and as I watched the video tribute I can see Joe had love for his family. I can see the likeness you share and the...Read More »
6 of 39 | Posted by: Laura Shafer - Stanton, IA

“I am thinking of all of you. Love Mary Walter ”
7 of 39 | Posted by: Mary Walter - Creston, IA

“Tonya and girls, just wanted to let you know we have been thinking of you during this difficult time. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. ...Read More »
8 of 39 | Posted by: Jenny Walton - Des Moines, IA

“Our Thoughts and Prayers are sent out to you all! There is just nothing worse, than losing a Child and out Thoughts and Prayers are sent out to you...Read More »
9 of 39 | Posted by: Ellen & Alan Jensen - Afton, IA

“So sorry. My prayers are with you. ”
10 of 39 | Posted by: Carolyn Dillenburg - Creston, IA

“Denny and Susie,I am so sorry for your loss. I don't think there could be anything worse than losing a child. Please know that I send my sincere...Read More »
11 of 39 | Posted by: Betty Garrett Van Gelder - Perry, IA

“I'm so sorry for your loss. You and your family are on my heart and in my prayers during this difficult time. ”
12 of 39 | Posted by: Paula Godwin - Creston, IA

“Tonya and girls and rest of family.. I'm sorry for this loss. I know there is no words I can say to fill the whole in those hearts. Time does heal...Read More »
13 of 39 | Posted by: kylie clayton and family - IA

“Dearest Susie, I know ther are no words that can ease your pain....just wanted to let you know that i have been thinking about you....sending tons...Read More »
14 of 39 | Posted by: Lori Hepp - Cromwell, IA

“My love and Heart goes out to my sister Tanya and her girls. May god ease your hearts at this time, and know that he is always there for you. ”
15 of 39 | Posted by: Tammy Jo Brown - Omaha, NE

“Dennis & Suzie, I'm saddened by the news of Joe's passing and would like so much to ease the pain you both must feel. My God's grace shine down and...Read More »
16 of 39 | Posted by: Rod Moulin - Johnston, IA

“My deepest sympathies go out to Tonya, girls and the rest of the family. As a community we grieve the loss of the man...son, husband,father,friend...Read More »
17 of 39 | Posted by: Dawn (Ray) McKinney - Creston, IA

“I was so sorry to hear about Joe. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time. Bless you. Karen Donner ”
18 of 39 | Posted by: Karen Donner - Apache Junction, AZ

“May the loving hands of our Heavenly Father be with the Brown and LaMaster families. Joe was so proud of his girls with their scholastic and athletic...Read More »
19 of 39 | Posted by: Myrna and Dean Thatcher - Creston, IA

“Suzie and Denny, Just want you to know that I am thinking of you and praying that God will give you the strength you need to help you through this...Read More »
20 of 39 | Posted by: Anne Vicker - Creston, IA

“So sad to hear about this. You are all in my thoughts and heart. ”
21 of 39 | Posted by: Tammy Walters Lowe

“Denny and Family, I am very sorry for your loss. Prayers are with you and your family. ”
22 of 39 | Posted by: Shari Hankins-Barnhart - IA

“First Softball game that Haylee played for me in Ottumwa, IA. Joe pulled down his sweatpants and then realized he was not wearing gym shorts that...Read More »
23 of 39 | Posted by: David Bemis, Coach Shock Softball - IA

“Dear Susie and family, I am deeply sadden to hear of your loss. Prayers are heading your way. Amber Vicker ”
24 of 39 | Posted by: Amber Vicker

“Tonya, Haylee, Kylee, and family, I have known Joe sence 1997 as we both worked together building log homes . 'Smokin Joe' and I had a good...Read More »
25 of 39 | Posted by: Andy Meyer - Orient, IA - Friend

“Dennie, Suzie and family, Don and I are so sorry to hear about your loss. Times like this it is so difficult to think of the right words to say. ...Read More »
26 of 39 | Posted by: Don and Sharon Irelan

“I have fond memories of spending time at Grandpa McKee's house and hanging out on the front porch with my sisters and Joe. We always had a great...Read More »
27 of 39 | Posted by: Chawnte' Sober - Ponca City, OK

“Thinking of Joes family at this time, especially Tonya, haylee and kylee. I cannot begin to understand the pain you are feeling now but my heart...Read More »
28 of 39 | Posted by: Mindy Shackelford - Creston, IA

“Denny & Susie- I am so sorry for your loss. I will be keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. Know your AEA family is here for you if you need us. ”
29 of 39 | Posted by: Valorie Caputo - Creston, IA

“We always had a great time when visiting. Joe and I are the same age. Joe loved to hang out outside. We were forever making up games in which he...Read More »
30 of 39 | Posted by: Cherish Wentroth - Ponca City, OK

“Our deepest sympathy to Joe's family. May our Lord hold you close and may you know He is there for you. God bless you all. ”
31 of 39 | Posted by: James Hayes Family - Creston, IA

“Lifting you in prayer as you go through this difficult time....Know that many people care and will be there for you as you move forward...May you...Read More »
32 of 39 | Posted by: Lynette Cose

“May God keep you in His arms during this difficult time. My thoughts will be with you! ”
33 of 39 | Posted by: Lana Bearden - Creston, IA

“Denny & Family, I am so sorry for your loss, such a tragedy!! May you find comfort with your friends and family during this terrible time. Your AEA...Read More »
34 of 39 | Posted by: Emily Selsor

“My sincere deepest heartfelt sympathies my prayers are with your family and may god grant you peace strength through this tragedy. ”
35 of 39 | Posted by: Gay Smith Auten - Lenox, IA

“Denny and family I am so sorry for your loss. Words can not begin to express my heartfelt sympathy for your loss. You are in our prayers. ”
36 of 39 | Posted by: Sherry Parrott - Afton, IA

“I didn't know Joe but i feel what has happened is a tragedy and want to send my sincere condolences. May he rest in peace where ever he is. ”
37 of 39 | Posted by: Kevin Swenson - Derby, KS

“I have no words, and sorry just doesn't seem to cut it . What a tragic loss! May God help heal your hearts and help you through this difficult time...Read More »
38 of 39 | Posted by: Amyjo Lohoff - Creston, IA

“Tonya, Haylee, Kilee, and Joe's extended family, I am so very, very sorry for your loss. The first time I heard about Joe LaMasters was over 20...Read More »
39 of 39 | Posted by: Peg Krambeck Eblen - Creston, IA

Joseph LaMasters, 42 of Creston, passed away on Monday, March 4, 2013 in rural Sumner County, Kansas.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday, March 11, 2013 at Powers Funeral Home, junction of highways 34 & 25 in Creston. Father Ken Halbur will officiate. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery at a later date.

Open visitation will be 2-6 p.m. Sunday, March 10, with family receiving friends from 4-6 p.m. at the Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Memorials are to be directed to his children Haylee Sue and Kylee Jo LaMasters. Online condolences may be given at

Joseph Lee "Joe" LaMasters was born June 4, 1970 in Creston, Ia., to Dennis Lee LaMasters and Pamela Suzanne "Susie" (McKee) LaMasters. Joe attended Creston Community Schools and graduated from Midland Park High School in Eldora, Ia. in 1988. After graduating, Joe lived all of his adult life in Creston working Construction. Joe had a deep love for his family. He spent many years coaching Youth Softball, a passion that he and his daughters both shared all together. Haylee and Kylee were his pride and joy. Joe was a member of the Holy Spirit Catholic Church.

Joe is survived by his spouse of 26 years Tonya Brown, daughters, Haylee Sue LaMasters and Kylee Jo LaMasters, all of Creston; his parents Denny and Susie LaMasters of Creston; one brother Curtis (wife Jessica) LaMasters, niece Kacy LaMasters, all of Omaha, Neb.; his sister Megan (husband Jarad) Decker, nephew Colton Decker, all of Creston; mother-in-law Jane E. Brown of Creston; sister-in-law Tammy Hansen of Omaha, Neb.; brother-in-law Tim (wife Darlene) Brown, nephew Trevor Brown, all of Glenwood, IA.; niece Allissa Brown of Omaha, Neb.; brother-in-law Todd (wife Joni) Brown, nephew Nick Brown, niece Shandi Brown, all of Creston; brother-in-law Chris (wife Annette) Brown, niece Megan Brown, nephew Ryan Brown, all of Creston; sister-in-law Shannon (husband Mannie) Shepherd, nephew Jesse Shepherd, niece Konnar Shepherd, all of Creston; brother-in-law Nathan Brown and niece Makenna Brown, both of Creston, and many aunts, uncles, cousins and other family members.

Joe was preceded in death by his grandparents Mike and Mae (Stanfield) LaMasters, LeRoy and Mary (Lomicka) McKee, his aunts Gloria (LaMasters) Palmitier and Sheryl (LaMasters) Schwartz, and his father-in-law Otis Burdette Brown.