American Veteran 08

Frederick Richard Mason

December 20, 1929 ~ June 17, 2020 (age 90)


Frederick R. Mason, 90, of Port Byron, passed away Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at Hope Creek Care, East Moline.

Cremation rites have been accorded.  There will be services at a later date.

Frederick Richard Mason was born December 20, 1929; the son of Fred T. and Ruby (Hadley) Mason.  Fred was a graduate of Atkinson High School.  He attended Illinois Bankers School in Carbondale.  Fred married Lillian White in Kewanee, Illinois, October 14, 1951.  Fred served in the US Army from 1951-1953, serving as a medic in the Korean War.  He was in the US Army Reserve retiring in 1977.  Fred farmed in the Atkinson area for 12 years and Leland for 2 years. He worked for the Leland National Bank from 1967-1974.  Fred was President of the Sugar Grove Bank from 1975-1995.  He was a member of the American Legion for over 50 years in Sugar Grove and Port Byron.  Fred was also a member of the Lions Club.

The family would like to express “we all were blessed with a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend.  We could not have asked for a better dad.  Our mother had Alzheimer’s the last seven years of her life.  He took care of her and we never once heard him complain.  He truly loved his family unconditionally.”

Those left to cherish his memory are his children, Kathleen (Carl) Burney, Silvis, Kenneth (Sandra) Mason, Leland, Dennis Mason, San Diego, and Kim (Dewinn) Hume, Port Byron,  his grandchildren, Tony Gaskin, Terri Just, Brooke Grzanich, Ryan, Joshua, and  Brandon Mason, Bridgette Russell, Brittany Stalling, Dustin, Jenna,and Logan Hume, 16 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Lillian Mason, son, Darrell Mason, brother, Donald Mason, and sister, June Mason.

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