Mary Ann Masterton, of Antigo, died Sunday, April 22, 2018, at home under the care of her family and LeRoyer Hospice. She was 92 years old. She was born on October 21, 1925, in Milwaukee, a daughter of Rusk and Marion (Duchac) Potter. She married Bruce Masterton on January 24, 1948, in Milwaukee. He preceded her in death on June 7, 1993.
She was a graduate of Washington High School in Milwaukee.
Mary Ann took pride and joy in raising her family. Her husband’s employment allowed the family to live throughout the United States and Germany before retiring to Antigo in 1982.
She was a prolific volunteer for many years with Lighthouse for the Blind, Scottish Rite Hospital, was a Sunday school teacher for over 50 years, taught English as a second language, made audio tapes for books for the blind, worked in soup kitchens, supported Friends of the Library, and was a Grandmother at North Elementary grade school in Antigo.
She loved to sew, making clothing for family for many years, was an avid reader, gardener, and letter writer.
Survivors include a daughter, Samantha “Sam” Masterton of Antigo; two sons, Rusk “Mac” (Ramona) Masterton, Charlotte, NC, John “Gus” (Marty) Masterton, Dallas, TX; daughter in law, Mary Claire Masterton of Austin, Texas; a sister, Frances Schneider, Antigo; four Grandchildren, Matthew Masterton, Dallas, Texas, Bren (Watty) Puryear, Dripping Springs, Texas, Bill Masterton, Austin, Texas, Bret (Yomaris) Masterton, Austin, Texas; three great-grandchildren, Lightsey and Landry Puryear, James “Jamie” Masterton.
In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by a son, James “Jamie” Masterton, two brothers, Bill and Kirk Potter.
Private family gathering will be held in the summer at Summit Lake.
A memorial fund is being established in Mary Ann’s name for the benefit of literacy in Antigo public schools. Memorials may be directed to Samantha Masterton 335 Fifth Ave. Antigo, WI 54409.