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.