May 22, 2024

William “Bill” Harold LeMaster

William H. LeMaster, age 82, passed away on April 19, 2024, in Edinburg, TX. He was born June 10, 1941, in Council Bluffs, IA to Clifford and Melissa LeMaster.

Bill joined the US Airforce after high school and served 4 years, including time served in Korea. After moving to Lincoln, NE, he worked as a guard at the Nebraska penitentiary and later sold insurance. He married Joyce Meyer on May 27, 1977. They discovered a love of RVing, joined the Rolling Turtles RV club of Lincoln and went on many memorable trips with them. During this time, he bought and restored classic cars; 1957 Chevys and Camaros were his favorites. He worked as a meat cutter until his retirement. This is when he and Joyce began RVing to the Rio Grande Valley in Texas for the winter months and spent summers at Lake of The Ozarks in Missouri. In 2020, they moved permanently to Texas Trails RV Resort in Pharr, Texas. Bill kept busy with golf, wood carving, playing Texas Hold’em, playing Bridge, constructing an RC track at the resort, and running his 3 RC cars. He and Joyce also loved going on cruises, the last of which they went on 4 weeks before he died. He loved football, especially his Chicago Bears and the Nebraska Huskers.

Bill was a kind, caring gentleman, and a friend to all. He loved his stepchildren as his own and was always there for them. As the grandchildren came along, he extended his love to them. Bill is survived by his wife, Joyce; step-children, Rick (Jone) Meyer, Sherry (Dave) McCullough, Cindy (Patrick) Bell, and Michael Meyer; step-grandchildren, Erin (Shane) Wolfe, Richard J. (Clara) Meyer, Carrie Bennett, Katie Bennett, Jamie (Andrew) Richardson, Ashley Bennett, Shane (Samantha Ryan) Bell, and Zachary (Megan) Meyer; step-great-grandchildren, Skyler and Jamison Wolfe, Dylan, Junior, and Cayden Meyer, Jasmine and Britney Kirwan, Niccolas Cabielas, Lakota and Lilly Bennett, Jacob Richardson, and Harper Grace Bell; and step-great-great-grandchildren, Jaxon Tunnick, Emberly Bures, and Aaylinn Winkle.

A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, June 1, 2024, at Wyuka Funeral Home, 3600 “O” Street, Lincoln, NE 68510.

Memorials may be donated to Capital Humane Society, 6500 S. 70th Street, Lincoln, NE 68516, or online HERE.


  1. Bill will be missed as a friend and a Bridge partner.

  2. Bill was a great friend who will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with Joyce and the entire family.

    • I will certainly miss my dear friend, Bill!!! He was always a bright spot in my day & always had a smile & hug!! He was a fun bridge player & many other activities. He will be missed by all!!

  3. I was so sad to hear of Bill’s passing. My sincere condolences to Joyce and all of Bill’s friends and loved ones.

  4. Our hearts are saddened of the passing of our dear friend, Bill. We have so many cherished memories we have made over the years.
    We miss you. Here’s a Diet Coke to you! Prayers to the family and Joyce.

  5. I will miss Bill’s easy smile, and am saddened by his passing. He was my favorite bridge partner, and a great friend. May wonderful memories surround Joyce and the family.

  6. We played cards with a group with Bill and Joyce for 8 years. Now our Friday nights will never be the same. Bill was one of the kindest persons I have ever known. Always ready to help and have fun. He will be so missed by Tom and me. One last hug and kiss Bill. ❤️

  7. Oh Bill, you will always live in our hearts! Your love for Joyce, your family and a kindness shown to all the rest of is an example of what we should all aspire to. Be at peace you dear and tender soul! Love, Tess and David Logan

    Deepest sympathy dearest Joyce. We love you.

    • His passing was absolutely a loss to all of TT trails
      He was a very dear friend of ours, always enjoying a good game of bridge or an afternoon on the golf course.
      And of course, not forgetting our stops after golf at Walk-On’s enjoying an order fried pickles.
      Sweet memories of a man who we dearly loved,,,
      He will be truly missed by all.

  8. Bill was a wonderful father. Very loving and kind. We will miss his sweet smile and hugs. Love you Billiam!

  9. Joyce and family, I know Bill will be missed by all and pray for all of you.
    I lost Karen 3 years ago and know it leaves a huge hole for you.
    Praying for you and all of your family.
    Love Jim Harford


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