Gerald Dean Mason, Sr.

Born: Mon., Jun. 24, 1940
Died: Fri., Dec. 18, 2009

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Gerald Dean Mason, Sr. was born on June 24, 1940, to William and Helen Kunst Mason in Kasota, Minnesota. He grew up in Eagle Lake, Minnesota, working at his family's auto shop. He was united in marriage to Joyce Lucille Gaines of Wells, Minnesota, on December 23, 1958, in Wells, Minnesota. They had six children together. He was employed at Wilson's Meat Packing Plant in Albert Lea, Minnesota from 1962 to 1976. Jerry was self-employed from 1976 to 2001 in the used car sales business. He then retired and spent his winters in Florence, Arizona. He is survived by his wife Joyce Mason, his six children: Laurie Scott Baer; Gerald , Jr. LuAnn Mason; Julie Matthew Platte; Peggy Michael Witt; Jeff Sondra Mason; Brian Stacy Mason; fifteen grandchildren: Brittany, Jenna and Emma Baer; Nicole and Jeremy Mason; Dustin, Cody, Elizabeth and Jacob Platte; Nathan, Emily and Katie Witt; Tyler and Riley Mason; Alice Lucille Mason; one great-grandchild Averie Kirby, brothers Joe Nancy Mason and Butch Mason, sisters Mary Bob Zuehlke and Sharon Irv Halstead, sisters-in-law Dalores Malcolm and Trina Malcolm-Churchill, brother-in-law Chuck Gaines, and many nieces and nephews. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, Helen and William Mason; his mother and father-in-law, Ada and Alvin Gaines; sister Ruth Ann Mason; sister Shirley Baynes; sister-in-law Mary Mason; brother-in-law Lloyd Gaines; granddaughter Danielle Grace Baer; grandson Drew Scott Baer; great granddaughter Claire Marie Kirby; nephew William Halstead; niece Kimberly Mason; niece Elizabeth Churchill.

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Margie & Frank Palmadessa
   Posted Mon December 21, 2009
Dear Peggy and family: Our deepest sympathy in the loss of your Father. May the memories you have of your Dad over the years bring you peace and comfort in the days ahead. Our thoughts and prayers are with your and your family during this difficult time.

John Mueller
   Posted Mon December 21, 2009
Jerry and Julie and the Mason Family,

Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss. I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers especially during this Christmas season.

Randy Rugroden
   Posted Mon December 21, 2009
Always enjoyed it when Gerald used to come to NAPA Auto Parts. He was always in a good mood and humorous. I am sorry for your loss.

Keith Oldenkamp
   Posted Mon December 21, 2009
I grew up down the road from JerrySeems so weird to refer to him as that, he was always Mr MasonI was friends with two of his boys, Jeff and Brian. My condolences to the whole family.

Keith Oldenkamp and family

Winnie Goette
   Posted Mon December 21, 2009
Joyce and family,

My prayers and thoughts are with all of you at this sad time. May you find comfort in the fond memories of your loved one.


Tiny Johnson
   Posted Tue December 22, 2009
May you rest in peace my old freind. Tiny Johnson

Darla Zell
   Posted Tue December 22, 2009
Joyce and Family--
God bless you and keep you in his comfort at this sad time of loss.
We will all miss Jerry's wonderful smile and jolly nature. With our sincerest condolences, Lonny and Darla Zell

Colleen & Brian Pike
   Posted Tue December 22, 2009
Peggy - I am so very sorry for your loss. I'm happy you were able to go and spend time with your Dad in the recent months. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless

Janet Swenson
   Posted Tue December 22, 2009
Joyce and family,
My sympathy to all of you on the loss of Jerry. He has had a hard fight these past years and you can be assured he is now at peace and breathing freely. God Bless all of you!

Sharon Halstead
   Posted Tue December 22, 2009
Joyce and family,
Jerry was a great brother and we loved him very much! He couldn't have asked for a better wife and children then you. The fact that he no longer will be suffering from his health is a comfort, but he will be missed alot!! Take Care, and God Bless all of you!
Love, Erv and Sharon

   Posted Tue December 22, 2009
Joyce and Family, We wanted to let you know how sad we are and wish so much that we could be there! Bob has a new chemo treatment which takes six hours and he has to take it three days in a row which means we can't fly out until Wed. afternoon. I'll call you Joyce once things settle for you. I know how hard this has been on all of you. I know Jerry is much more happy being there with Shirley,Mom and Dad and having coffee and shotting the bull. Take care and well talk to you soon. Love,and Blessings to all! Fritz & Bob

Jim & Debbie Mason
   Posted Wed December 23, 2009
Sorry that we could not be there today but our prayers and thoughts are with all of the family. Everyone have a safe drive home.

Trina Churchill
   Posted Thu December 24, 2009
Sis Joyce and Family,

Mere words can not express the love I have for each one of you, the loss you feel is great; I pray you are comforted by the many people praying on your behalf.

As Pastor said yesterday at the funeral, 51 years ago on December 23, Jerry Sr. had his earthly wedding banquet with Joyce; yesterday God had prepared his Heavenly wedding banquet. Jerry was greeted by so many family and friends at that banquet. Each one of them have total peace - no pains or troubles.

Hold on to the vision of your husband/dad/grandpa/great-grandpa Jerry in a body that works perfectly surrounded by our Heavenly Father's unconditional love and every friend and family member that has gone before him. I believe they are having quite the welcome home party!

God Loves You and So Do I!

Neil Lang
   Posted Sun December 27, 2009
Sincere Sympathy to the family of Gerry Mason. I worked with Gerry at Wilson & Co. for a few years in the 60's. He always had a wonderful "sense of humor" and was a great guy.
Neil Lang

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