In memory of

James Mason

June 19, 1927 - January 16, 2019
From: Sac City, IA
James Mason

James Mason

Born: June 19, 1927
Died: January 16, 2019
Age: 91
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 James V. Mason, age 91 of Sac City, IA, passed away on Wednesday, January 16, 2019, at Park View Rehabilitation Center in Sac City.
  Jim was born on June 19, 1927, in Lake View, IA, to parents Cleo Guy Mason and Francis (Corsaut) Mason. When Jim was four years old, they moved to Sac City. He graduated from Sac Community High School in 1946. After high school, Jim enlisted in the Navy where he served for five years. After being honorably discharged, he went to work for Hamont Construction where he worked as a carpenter and cabinet maker. 
  On June 20, 1953, Jim married Ruth Zimmerman in Storm Lake, IA. Jim and Ruth enjoyed 65 years of marriage. They were blessed with one son, Tom in 1956. 
  After working for Hamont Construction, Jim took a job managing the Dixon Lumber Yard in Sac City.  He held that position for several years.  Jim eventually became the Sac County Assessor where he was employed until his retirement in 1991.
   Jim served on the Sac City Council, the Planning and Zoning Commission, and was the Chairman of the Board of Adjustments. He was a member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.  He was also a member of the Sac City Fire Department for over 40 years, since joining in 1964. Jim was an active member of the First Christian Church in Sac City.
   He loved family gatherings and especially enjoyed spending time with his grandsons. Fishing, woodworking, and gardening were among some of his favorite pastimes. Jim will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved him.
   He was preceded in death by his parents,  Cleo and Francis Mason; two brothers: Cliffton Mason and Joe Mason; and three sisters: Sally Malm, Mildred Williamson, and Gertrude Simpson.
   Jim is survived by his wife, Ruth Mason of Sac City, IA; son Tom (Sally Jo) Mason of Sac City, IA; two grandsons: Taylor Mason of Sioux Falls, SD, and Zachary Mason of Des Moines, IA.  He is also survived by many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.

SERVICES
Memorial Service
11:00 a.m., Monday
January 21, 2019
First Christian Church
Sac City, Iowa
OFFICIATING
Reverend Mark MacWhorter
VISITATION
One Hour Prior to Service
10:00-11:00 a.m., Monday
January 21, 2019
First Christian Church
Sac City, Iowa
INTERMENT
Oakland Cemetery
Sac City, Iowa

Condolences

Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 1:49 PM
“Uncle Jim was an awesome man....my condolences to Aunt Ruth and family.....many prayers to you all.”
- Joyce (Zimmerman) Van Hook
Monday, January 21, 2019 at 3:30 PM
“To Ruth, Tom, Salley Jo and Family
My deepest condolences. Jim was agreat friend and neighbor. Treasure the wonderful memories!”
- Harold Faurbairn
Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 7:47 AM
“To the Mason Family,
Praying for your strength as you go through the weeks ahead. May you find comfort in the memories you shared.”
- Connie Radke
Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 4:16 PM
“Jim (as well as Ruth, Tom, and Sally Jo) were great friends and neighbors to our family.
God's eternal blessings are with you.
Larry and Sandy
- Larry Reding
Friday, January 18, 2019 at 7:10 PM
“Marty and I extended our deepest sympathies to his dear, Ruth, Tom, Sally Jo, Taylor and Zach! He will be so greatly missed. Our love and hugs to each of you! Just thinking of each of you. God bless!
- Martin & Sharon (Zimmerman) Pearson
Friday, January 18, 2019 at 6:42 PM
“Sorry for your loss. Jim was a nice guy and a pleasure to be around..”
- Gary Murley
Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 2:41 PM
“Our deepest symphony to Ruth and family for your loss of Jim.”
- Kelly and Betty Laursen
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