Michael Lee Mason, 69, of Franklin, Iowa, passed away at 7:14 p.m., Thursday, April 25, 2013 at his home in Franklin, Iowa.
Born July 26, 1943 in Fort Madison, Iowa the son of Marjorie Irene Higbee. He was raised by Ed and Thelma (Higbee) Mason.
Survivors include one daughter Jessica Gerdes of Franklin, Iowa, two grandchildren, one half brother John (Reathel) Price of Saint Anne, Illinois and two half sisters Evelyn Whiteside Metcalf of Hannibal, Missouri and Patricia Whiteside of Palm Beach, Florida.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister Barb Harmeyer and one brother Butch.
Mike was an Army veteran, worked as a logger for many years. He enjoyed being in the woods, working and tinkering with his machines. He was a “jack of all trades”. He especially loved his dog “Newest Bestest Finest Most Respectable Dog”.
Friends may call after 1:00 p.m. on Monday, April 29, 2013 at the Schmitz-Lynk Funeral Home in Donnellson, Iowa.
A Gathering of Remembrance will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Monday, April 29, 2013 at the Schmitz-Lynk Funeral Home in Donnellson, Iowa.
A memorial has been established in his memory.
A special thanks to Earl Grelk for helping Mike during his final days.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.schmitzlynkfuneral homes.com. Schmitz-Lynk Funeral Home in Donnellson is assisting the family with arrangements.