Owen Masterson

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Owen G. Masterson, 94, of Belleville, IL, born February 25, 1926, in St. Louis, MO, died Wednesday, September 30, 2020, in Belleville, IL.

Mr. Masterson was an engineer at Ameren U.E. for 40 years before his retirement.  He received his BS Degree from Saint Louis University in 1951 and his MBA from the University of Illinois in 1978. Mr. Masterson was a member of the Illinois Society of Professional Engineers, the St. Louis Electrical Board of Trade, and the Dubore Society of Saint Louis University. He received a Mensa invitation and belonged to Pi Mu Epsilon, and the Honorary Math Fraternity.  Mr. Masterson was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Centreville, IL, and the Crosier Society at the church. He was also a former member of the Belleville Kiwanis and a current member of the Fairview Heights Kiwanis. Mr. Masterson was a World War II United States Navy veteran.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Ethel C., nee Pour, Masterson, whom he married on November 11, 1952, and who died on June 10, 2015; a grandson, in infancy; his parents, Edward and Frances, nee Kettman, Masterson; six sisters, Adrain, Evelyn, Serena, Gloria (Fred) Bertelsman, Alice Deterding, and Helen (Ed) Schumm; and a brother, Edward (Helen) Masterson.

Surviving are his five sons, Daryl (Lisa Kreher) Masterson of Georgia, Michael Masterson of O’Fallon, IL, Richard (Peggy) Masterson of O’Fallon, IL, Roger (Lynda) Masterson of Belleville, IL, and Jim Masterson of Memphis, TN;
two daughters, Judy (Dave) Mueth of Waterloo, IL, and Christine (Christopher) Burns of St. Peters, MO;
12 grandchildren;
five great-grandchildren;
a sister, Eveline Lee of Overland, MO;
and nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Belleville/Fairview Heights Kiwanis Club or to the charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

 Visitation:  Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, October 8, 2020, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.  Standard CDC guidelines, including masks and a limited number of visitors at any one time will be observed.

Funeral: A private family Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, October 9, 2020.

Burial with military honors will be at St. Augustine of Canterbury Cemetery, Hecker, IL.


7 Comments on Owen Masterson

John Lipka said : Guest Report Oct 06, 2020 at 9:57 AM

Sorry for your loss. Our Prayers are with you and yours.

  • St Louis
  • Missouri
Leonard Rhine said : Guest Report Oct 06, 2020 at 8:33 AM

So very sorry for your loss. May God bless and comfort you.

  • Ballwin
  • Mo
Cheryl Martin said : Guest Report Oct 06, 2020 at 8:10 AM

Joseph - So sorry to hear of the passing of your grandfather. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during this difficult time.

  • St. Louis
  • MO
Peter J McKenzie said : Guest Report Oct 05, 2020 at 6:37 AM

Rick Sending my condolences, really sorry for your loss, Pete

  • Mascoutah
  • Illinois
Mike and Pat Ramsey said : Guest Report Oct 04, 2020 at 10:13 PM

Our sympathy in the loss of your father. He was always an interesting and kind man who loved to share his many adventures. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  • Red Bud
  • Il
Karen Wright Newman said : Guest Report Oct 04, 2020 at 7:01 PM

I am so sorry to hear about Owen. He led a great long life. May all of you have great memories and tell your kids fantastic stories of life on Hillview.

  • Millstadt
  • IL
Timothy Krumm said : Guest Report Oct 04, 2020 at 5:28 PM

So sorry to read the news. The IC-Centerville originals dwindle away. He is with your mom, one of the Galloping Grandmas. What a pair of unforgetables. Went to Jazz Fest in New Orleans with my mom and Dorothy Gagen and had a ball. Sorry for your loss.

  • Collinsville
  • IL

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