Douglas Mason - March 06, 2013Douglas Cole Mason, 34, of Genoa City, Wisconsin, died Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at Fox Lake, Ill..
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, March 15, at the Higby-McQuiston Chapel in Aurora. Rev. Scott Johnson will officiate. Burial will be in the Aurora Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Higby-McQuiston Mortuary.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to be kept in trust for the children’s education fund. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
Douglas Cole Mason, the son of Kirk Douglas and Marti Ellen (Schwartz) Mason was born in Grand Island on March 15, 1978.
Marti and Doug moved to Lodgepole when Doug was two. He graduated from Lodgepole High School in 1996, where Doug participated in high school sports.
Doug was married to Chrissy Flohr on Oct. 9, 2004 at Ingleside, Ill. They have three sons: Cole Douglas, Austin Raymond and Ty Steven. Doug worked general construction. During his career he worked as a roofer, highway construction, home remodeling and was even trained as a crane operator.
Doug loved fishing, especially ice fishing on the lake with his boys. He enjoyed building things and was very good at woodworking and art. He also was very gifted at free hand drawing. Doug enjoyed watching NASCAR races.
He was preceded in death by his half-sister, Ashlee Mason-Grimes; maternal grandparents, Keith and Mildred Schwartz, step-maternal grandmother, Patricia Schwartz, paternal grandfather, Larry Mason; aunts, Destiny Frerichs and Kim Mason and a great-aunt, Sharon Berger.
Survivors include his mother Marti (Jeff) Nielsen of Aurora; father, Kirk (Krissy) Mason of Portland, Ore.; three children, Cole, Austin and Ty Mason; ex-wife, Chrissy all of Ill.; half-brother, Keith (Tabbi) Nielsen and their daughter, Amelia of Aurora; three-step sisters, Kristi Willits-Elliott and family, Renae Cowan and family and Angie Knerr and family, all of Oregon; grandmother, Lois Mason of Central City; step-grandmother, Beth Andreasen of Aurora and many uncles, aunts, cousins and friends in Nebraska and Illinois. Other relatives of Aurora include: maternal uncle, Mo (Jo) Gakemeier and two paternal great aunts, Mildred (Larry) Nadeau and Luanna (Bud) Wall.