John R. Masaros
July 27, 1930 - March 12, 2016
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724 E. South River Street
Appleton, WI 54915
Monday 3/21, 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
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First Congregational U.C.C.
724 E. South River Street
Appleton, WI 54915
Monday 3/21, 1:30 pm
Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map

John R. Masaros, age 85, passed away on Saturday, March 12, 2016.  John was born in Combined Locks to the late John D. and Veronica Masaros. After graduating from Kimberly High School, he worked at the Combined Locks Paper Mill before serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.  He graduated from UW Oshkosh, married, and began his career with the…

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Cathy and Art Wille left a message on March 22, 2016:
Dear Betty, We were so sorry to hear of John's death. He was always so pleasant and kind to us, with a big smile on his face. May he experience the peace of God in eternal life. Please accept our sympathy, and our prayers for your peace and comfort.
Mary Stehula left a message on March 21, 2016:
Betty and family, my sincere sympathies to you all. John was a very special guy, you can be so proud of him. He is in a better place.
Lou Berglund left a message on March 20, 2016:
Thoughts and prayers are with you Betty.
Becky VandeVoort left a message on March 19, 2016:
Remember John from when he walked THE BEAT...You could always see his smile as he came a walking...What a nice man he was...He always took the time to stop and say hello to everyone......My prayers to you and your family. RIP 184
Becky Vande Voort left a message on March 19, 2016:
Remember John from when he walked THE BEAT...You could always see his smile as he came a walking...What a nice man he was...He always took the time to stop and say hello to everyone......My prayers to you and your family.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Terri nilson left a message on March 19, 2016:
John will Always be remembered as 184! It was always a pleasure working in dispatch and having John on the street!!! His visits to the communications center would always make my day!! Heaven has another amazing angel!! 184
James B. Davis left a message on March 18, 2016:
John was always respectful, in a quiet humble way, yet was able to accomplish much more than most in his years with the Appleton police. I got to know John when working part time as a Deputy Sheriff, and our meetings usually produced positive outcomes with the many unruly adolescents we encountered. I also had the pleasure of knowing John and Betty at church, where both were loved and respected. We will miss the work that John did, and will not forget the path he made for us all.
Marlin and Karen Reeck left a message on March 18, 2016:
John was a great person to work with. He could always be counted on to back you up, when you needed help. John was well liked by the Merchants on College Ave.
John and Barb Nelson left a message on March 17, 2016:
Betty and family, I'm proud to have worked with John. He was a great guy and always found the good in people. We are all richer for having known and worked with him. Our prayers are with you.
Ron McIntire left a message on March 16, 2016:
Ron McIntire Created March 16, 2016 John and I started the same year back in 1963 and through the years I would tell he enjoyed being a Police Officer and meeting people. John enjoyed walking the day beats, especially on Collage Ave where he was at home with people and his big smile.Jane and family I offer my sincere condolences.
Ed and Debbie Danoski left a message on March 16, 2016:
Dear Betty, Ed and I are in AZ and found out about John thru Beth at the PD. We are sending our thoughts and prayers to you. Ed said John was the most dedicated Beat Walker there ever was! You are very special to us Betty. Ed and Debbie Danoski
Pat Geenen left a message on March 16, 2016:
I have great memories of working with John. His laugh was infectious and a chat with him always brightened my day.
Dan & Donna Feucht left a message on March 16, 2016:
Both Donna and I enjoyed working with John. You and yours are in our thoughts and prayer.
Tom Janda left a message on March 16, 2016:
What a great guy! He never seemed to have a bad day. Can anyone remember him without a smile on his face? A real "old school" cop with all the good things that means.
Reid Holdorf left a message on March 16, 2016:
John was a gentle soul. He practiced Community Oriented Policing before it even had that moniker. I'm proud to be able to say I worked with him.
Donald Kramer left a message on March 16, 2016:
John will be sadly missed. I too, remember John, always with a smile and a greeting. No one who worked with John will forget his voice on the radio. God Bless you John. Prayers to you and your family.
Sgt. Mark Moderson - Appleton PD left a message on March 15, 2016:
John was a police officer when I was a community service officer at APD. I still recall the sound of him calling out his badge number "184." He was a very nice man, and he always seemed to have a positive attitude. My sincere condolences to his family.
Robert Kavanaugh left a message on March 15, 2016:
John could always light up a room. He never had a bad day. John was the forerunner for community policing.
Julie Bahr left a message on March 15, 2016:
My sincere condolences to you and your family. I can still hear John on the radio saying 184, 10-4! So sad another good one is gone.
Randy Cook left a message on March 15, 2016:
I, too, can still hear John on the radio. John will be remembered as a nice guy.... Just a genuine nice guy. He will be missed.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Ray and Jean Reimann left a message on March 15, 2016:
Betty and family; Jean and I send our sincere condolences. Each time anyone thinks of John, you have to smile. His character was one of always being a helper and he would give you the shirt off his back at any time. Many positive memories of our work years together at APD.
Terry Carroll left a message on March 15, 2016:
I can hear his voice. We are saddened by your families loss. He was a very kind man.
Pat & Bob Hanes left a message on March 15, 2016:
Thinking of you, Betty and your family. John was a wonderful man and now has his place with our dear Lord. So many wonderful memories of John and that is what we all remember! Bob too enjoyed the talks they had...he has mentioned it often. Love and prayers, Pat...Bob too
Sgt. Dave Lund - Appleton PD left a message on March 15, 2016:
John was one of the first APD officers I met upon being hired. John was retiring the day I was sworn in. Many fun stories about John have been shared over the years. He will be missed.
Beth Jasiak left a message on March 15, 2016:
Betty, We will all miss our dear friend, John...no doubt, he has lots of treasures awaiting him in heaven! What a gentle, kind and happy man - who brightened many a day!
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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