Lifelong area resident, Bud Masterson, 65, died, following an illness, at his residence on French St., in Tyner, at 12 p.m. on Thursday, January 16, 2003. Born in Warsaw, Ind., on December 20, 1937, Bud was the son of Dillard, Sr. and Bessie Pearish Masterson. He attended Plymouth High School. He served in Germany as a member of the United States Army from 1956 to 1959. On September 21, 1968, in Plymouth, Bud and Judi Hoeffer were married. He had been a truck driver for the Marshall County Highway Department for 20 years, retiring in 2000. An avid stock car racing fan, he raced for several years at the Plymouth Speedway. He was a collector of antique farm tractors, and enjoyed mechanical work on cars. A fisherman, he enjoyed the outdoors and spending time with his family, especially hiss grandchildren. Bud was, indeed, a proud grandpa. He attended the Tyner United Methodist Church. Bud is survived by Judi, his wife of 34 years, Tyner, and by their seven children: three daughters and four sons. The daughters are: Amanda (Stephen) Thompson; Michelle (Jerry) Lamb, all of Tyner and Melinda (Mike) Shook, Plymouth. His sons are: Steve (Londa) and Jeff (Nancy) Masterson, all of Tyner and Gary and Doug Masterson, both of Plymouth. Thirteen grandchildren and one great-grandson, together with three sisters and a brother survive as well. His sisters are Sue(Jim) Parker, South Bend; Jean (Guy) Flosenzier and Joanne (Jack) Monteleone, all of Plymouth. His brother is Larry Masterson, also of Plymouth. Bud was preceded in death by his parents. Friends may visit with the family from 3 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, January 19, 2003, at the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth. Funeral services for Bud will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, January 20, 2003, in the funeral home. The Rev. David Inskeep will officiate. Burial will be in Tyner Cemetery, Tyner, Ind. Memorial gifts in Bud’s memory may be made to the Marshall County Hospice.