Edwin Mason, 86, passed peacefully into God's hands surrounded by his wife
and daughters on Feb. 10, 2010. He was born on Oct.17, 1923, in
Elgin, IL to Susie and Raymond Mason.
He graduated from Dundee High School in Dundee, IL and proudly served in
World War II in the United States Marine Corps; he is a humble Purple
Heart recipient. Ed and Ellie raised their family in Algonquin, IL. Upon
retiring from Hoffer Plastics in South Elgin, he and Ellie moved to Fort
Myers Beach where they owned and operated The Mason Apartments for 15
years. During this time Edwin worked for Lee County Department of
Transportation and retired in 1988 as Toll Facilities Manager.
In his retirement, Edwin spent his time in woodworking. His last
accomplishment was an oak dining room table for their home. Edwin also
made furniture pieces for St. Peter Lutheran Church where he and Ellie were members for over 30 years and he served as president of church council and was respected and loved by all.
Edwin is survived by his wife of 62 years, Ellie; his two daughters,
Marcia (Randy) Geiser of Burnsville, N.C. and Cheri (Dr William) Boyer of
Fort Myers Beach; his grandsons, Dr. Treavor Hall (Mackenzie) Boyer of
Gainesville, Ryan Mason (Stephanie) Boyer of Fort Myers and Graham Mason
Geiser of Boone, N.C.; and one great grandson, Mason Michael Boyer, born
Feb. 11, 2010, to Ryan and Stephanie Boyer and a number of nieces,
nephews and friends.
Edwin is preceded in death by his six older siblings, Marge Keeley,
Lorraine Reeder, Edna Jepson, Roy Mason, Donald Mason and Judson Mason.
Edwin will always be remembered by family and friends for his sweet smile
and optimistic outlook.
A service in celebration of Edwin's life will be held on Feb. 26, at 9:30 a.m. in St Peter Lutheran Church at 3751 Estero Blvd. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the church or Hope Hospice at 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908. Friends may sign the guest book for the family at www.horizoncremation.com.