Francis “Buzz” Henry Mason Ideal

Francis “Buzz” Henry Mason, 89, of Ideal, died Thursday, July 12, in Prairie View Healthcare Community in Woonsocket.

A memorial service was held July 14 at the Ideal Presbyterian Church. Arrangements were by Mason Funeral Home in Winner.

Francis “Buzz” Henry Mason was born September 29, 1928, in Tripp County. He was the son of William “Hank” Henry Mason and Ival (Lenker) Mason. He graduated from Colome High School.

In 1946, Buzz joined the U.S. Army. He served in the Panama Canal Zone until he separated from the Army in 1949. Buzz was immensely proud of his honorable military service.

Buzz married Janice McMacken in Tripp County in 1952. Over the years Buzz worked as a farmer, mechanic, feed salesman, master plumber and manager of the Davison County Rural Water System. While living in Ideal, he was active in the Ideal Presbyterian Church and Ideal School. Buzz was also involved in the VFW, American Legion and the Shriners.

He is survived by his current wife, Ellen Ann; sons, Danny and Francis A. Mason; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Buzz was preceded in death by his parents, Hank and Ival Mason; brothers, Bill and Ted; sisters, Wanda and Clarice; first wife, Janice; and second wife, Phyllis.

Comments are closed.

  • Weather

    Woonsocket
    January 22, 2021, 12:55 am
    Cloudy
    16°F
    real feel: 10°F
    humidity: 76%
    wind speed: 7 mph N
    wind gusts: 13 mph
     
  • Upcoming Events

    January 2021
    Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
    December 27, 2020 December 28, 2020 December 29, 2020 December 30, 2020 December 31, 2020 January 1, 2021 January 2, 2021
    January 3, 2021 January 4, 2021 January 5, 2021 January 6, 2021 January 7, 2021 January 8, 2021 January 9, 2021
    January 10, 2021 January 11, 2021 January 12, 2021 January 13, 2021 January 14, 2021 January 15, 2021 January 16, 2021
    January 17, 2021 January 18, 2021 January 19, 2021 January 20, 2021 January 21, 2021 January 22, 2021 January 23, 2021
    January 24, 2021 January 25, 2021 January 26, 2021 January 27, 2021 January 28, 2021 January 29, 2021 January 30, 2021
    January 31, 2021 February 1, 2021 February 2, 2021 February 3, 2021 February 4, 2021 February 5, 2021 February 6, 2021
  • Recent Posts

  • Contact Us

    Ph/Fax: 605.796.4221
    Email: swj4221@icloud.com

    PO BOX 218
    Woonsocket, SD 57385
  • Archives