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Lakeland mourns passing of former trustee

Lakeland College was recently informed that former Trustee John DeMaster passed away in December. He was 95 and had been living in Florida.

DeMaster served as a Lakeland trustee from 1977-82 and was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters in 1982. A Sheboygan native, he worked in the banking industry for 35 years, retiring as chairman of First Interstate Corporation of Wisconsin, a multi-bank holding company. He was a Certified Public Accountant and a veteran of World War II.

DeMaster and his wife, Muriel, who preceded him in death, provided for Lakeland in their estate.

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