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Friday December 30th, 2022
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Juanito Garcia Masulit

Juanito Garcia Masulit, age 91, of Vandalia, MO passed away at 11:14 pm Friday, December 23, 2022, at the Mexico Veterans Home. 

Funeral services will be held 11:00 am Friday, December 30, 2022, at the Waters Funeral Home. Pastor Brian Lehenbauer will officiate. 

Graveside services with full military honors will be held 2:30 pm Friday, December 30, 2022, at the Union Hill Cemetery in Holt Summit, MO. 

Visitation celebrating Juanito's life will be held at 10:00 am until the time of the service on Friday at the Waters Funeral Home. 

Juanito was born June 12, 1931, in Rizal Santa, Philippines, the son of Emigio and Matea B. Masulit.

He was united in marriage to Susan Hoffman on August 14, 1962, in Ferguson, MO. She survives him of the home.

Other survivors include a son John J. Masulit (Shannon) of Littleton, CO; daughters, Mila Ayers (Rod) of Curryville, MO and Dely Ellen Fischer (John) of Bonne Terre, MO; grandchildren, Megan Guyan (Brad), Austin Guyan (Tasha), Timothy Masulit (Me'rcedes), Ashley Ayers, Jennifer Ayers, Emily Savage (Tony), Ross Ayers (Maddy), John M. Masulit and Nicholas Masulit; great grandchildren, Kai, Maikah Nuncio, Alexzander, Grayson and one on the way, Hudson. 

In addition to his parents, Juanito was preceded in death by his brothers and one sister.

Juanito graduated from high school and college in the Philippines and went on to honorably serve in the United States Navy for twenty two years. He served during the Korean Conflict and Vietnam, and he was stationed on all seven continents. His last station before retirement was at the Pentagon. 

Upon retirement from the Navy, Juanito worked at the Mavrako Candy Company in Bonne Terre, MO and Iron Mountain Forge in Farmington, MO. 

In his free time, Mr. Masulit enjoyed gardening and raising vegetables. He loved sharing his produce with family and friends. He proudly said every year, "I have the biggest tomatoes!" Watching sports, especially the St. Louis Cardinals and the St. Louis Rams was another pastime that Juanito enjoyed. 

Juanito's biggest love was his family. He cherished every moment spent with them, especially his grandchildren whom he truly adored. 

Juanito was a member of the Vandalia VFW Post 2173, the Bowling Green VFW Post 5553 and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Vandalia.

Pallbearers will be John J. Masulit, Rod Ayers, Ross Ayers, John M. Masulit, Timothy Masulit, Austin Guyan and Nicholas Masulit. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Mexico Veterans Home Assistance League, in care of the Waters Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be made to the family and video tribute viewed on Jaunito's memorial page at www.watersfuneral.com

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So sorry for your loss, Susan and family. The video tribute was beautiful. What an incredible man and life he lived. May God give you peace and comfort.

Patty Stathem Jan 15 2023 12:46 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Juanito Masulit

The Settle Family Jan 5 2023 7:59 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Juanito Masulit

Bob and Sonya Jeffries Jan 1 2023 11:57 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Juanito Masulit

Clyde & Danette Weems Dec 29 2022 10:23 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Juanito Masulit

Betty Davis Dec 29 2022 7:52 PM

We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. What a wonderful military career he had. I know his best career was that of father and grandfather.

Jim & Ann Hiles Dec 28 2022 8:47 PM

Susan, Mila, Dely, John. I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. He was a good man and was loved by many. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

Randy Moak Dec 28 2022 7:38 PM

Ellen and John
So very sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers!!

Robyn Pigg Dec 28 2022 5:51 PM

Sincere sympathies to my sweet friend Susan and family. We always enjoyed visiting with John.

Ann Evans Dec 28 2022 12:11 PM

John was my friend. I will always remember him - wearing his patriotic cap - out working in his garden - delivering tomatoes - at the coffee shop - making his daily rounds. The photo below is the image of John which I will always remember.

Jim Cafer Dec 27 2022 11:41 AM

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