In memory of

Tom Mason

December 23, 1956 - May 29, 2021
From: Sac City, IA
Tom Mason

Tom Mason

Born: December 23, 1956
Died: May 29, 2021
Age: 64
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   Devoted husband, father and friend to many, Tom Mason, age 64, of Sac City, IA passed away suddenly on Saturday, May 29, 2021, at Loring Hospital in Sac City. Thomas Glenn Mason was born on December 23, 1956, the only child to parents James and Ruth (Zimmerman) Mason in Sac City. He was delivered by Dr. C.D. Gibson, the father of his future wife. He grew up in Sac City where he attended grade school and graduated from Sac Community High School with the class of 1975. Tom continued his education at DMACC in Ankeny, IA where he studied Mechanical Drafting. Sadly, in his early twenties, Tom was diagnosed with stage 4 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, but he was not about to let that hold him back. After being treated with chemotherapy and radiation, he went into full remission. This is a testament to the strength of Tom’s brave spirit and tenacity.
   On May 14, 1983, Tom was united in marriage to the love of his life, Sally Jo Gibson at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Sac City. This union was blessed with two sons, Taylor and Zach.
   He and Sally raised their family in Sac City where Tom worked as a computer-aided design (CAD) draftsman for several businesses including Otto & Culver, M-E-R engineering, and Kuehl & Payer engineering. He valued his career, but anyone who knew Tom could easily see that out of all the things he enjoyed in life, spending time with his family was at the top of his list. The boys were his pride and joy. Tom dedicated himself to supporting their interests and hobbies, most notably their sports. He rarely missed a game or event. Tom even volunteered to coach the boys’ teams in elementary school just so he could spend extra time sharing in the fun of the activities they so loved.
   Tom’s hobbies were many. He took great pride in cooking, canning and even growing his own vegetables in his garden.
   Tom was a master angler and was fond of all things outdoors; biking, golfing, hunting deer, turkey, pheasant, and the occasional neighborhood cat (BB gun only). He was an early member of the Sauk Archery Club and past member of the Sportsman’s Pond. He also shared his boys’ love of sports and was an avid Oakland Raiders and Iowa Hawkeyes fan. Some of Tom’s most treasured memories were made watching the Iowa Hawkeyes play at Kinnick Stadium. In addition to football, Tom also liked to keep up with track and field and watch the wild birds at the feeders. He was a quick-witted prankster and delighted in teasing the ones nearest and dearest to him. He would never turn down a chance to play Trivial Pursuit and loved playing (and winning at) cards, mainly poker. Spending time with his family always came first. Tom never missed a Zimmerman Thanksgiving or a 4th of July picnic.
   Tom’s love of life and adventurous spirit were contagious, and he will be dearly missed by those who knew and loved him. Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Sally Jo Mason of Sac City, IA; sons Taylor James Mason of Sioux Falls, SD and Zachary Thomas Mason of Sioux Falls, SD; sisters-in-law Peggy (John) Alder of Westminster, CO, Teresa Kukolja of Palm Springs, CA, Joanne (Rich) Wells of Rapid City, SD, Marilyn Longman of Sac City, IA, and Julie (Jeff) Beaudoin of Omaha, NE; brother-in-law Jim (Mary) Dowling of Lake View, IA; his trusted dog companions, Max and Gage; many other extended family members and friends.
   Tom was preceded in death by his parents Jim and Ruth Mason, in-laws Doc and Mary Jean Gibson, and nephew Darin Longman.
Tribute Video
SERVICES
10:00 a.m., Saturday 
June 5, 2021
St. Mary's Catholic Church
Sac City, Iowa
OFFICIATING
Deacon Butch Stone
VISITATION
5:00 - 8:00 p.m., Friday
June 4, 2021
St. Mary's Catholic Church
Sac City, Iowa
INTERMENT
Oakland Cemetery
Sac City, Iowa

Condolences

Monday, August 16, 2021 at 9:30 AM
“To a great tennis partner. So many nights we played until the lights went out, and I'll always remember the laughter and all the crazy trash talk. Such a great time and great memories of a great guy.”
- Larry Sorensen
Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at 3:39 PM
“So sorry for your loss, Tom & I had the same birthday only a year apart. Tom was always well liked, and we did worked together at K & P, but I was in Algona ”
- Mark Wolf
Monday, June 7, 2021 at 11:32 AM
“I watched the video and it said it all. You can tell his family was very important to him. I watched Sally and Tom fall in love, get married and raise a family. He will be missed but will live forever in your heart and memories. My thoughts are with you all. ”
- Deb Shull
Monday, June 7, 2021 at 11:32 AM
“My deepest sympathy for your sudden loss. It's heartbreaking that he didn't have more time to spend with you, Sally. Hugs and prayers to you and your sons. ”
- Jane Hokanson Hawks
Monday, June 7, 2021 at 11:32 AM
“Our thoughts and prayers to all of you. Tom touched many lives in our world. ”
- David and Cindy Wuebker
Monday, June 7, 2021 at 11:32 AM
“I'm so sorry for your loss Sally. You and your family are in my prayers. Tom was the fun cousin we had. He taught us how to play football. We always had fun at the family reunions.”
- Joyce (Zimmerman) Callesto
Friday, June 4, 2021 at 11:50 AM
“I worked with Tom for 20 years at Kuehl & Payer. He was a good coworker and an excellent draftsman. I spent many coffee breaks and noon hours trying to beat him in basketball but never did. He was good to work with and was always willing to help me with my projects. My deepest sympathies to all of you. ”
- Jeff Krueger
Friday, June 4, 2021 at 11:49 AM
“Sally and boys I am so sorry about Tom. You are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
- Therese Frederick Schany
Friday, June 4, 2021 at 11:49 AM
“Prayers and condolences to Sally and the family. May the happy memories give you strength in your difficult time.”
- LANE COLLINS
Friday, June 4, 2021 at 11:49 AM
“Keeping all of you in thoughts and prayers”
- Cindy Williams
Friday, June 4, 2021 at 11:49 AM
“Sally So Sorry about the loss of your husband. Sending My Deepest Sympathy to you and your family. ”
- Rebecca Peters
Friday, June 4, 2021 at 11:49 AM
“Sally, so sorry to hear of your loss. Sending prayers to you and your entire family! ”
- John Frederick
Friday, June 4, 2021 at 11:49 AM
“Sally, so sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers for you and the boys. ”
- Alice Frederick Haht
Friday, June 4, 2021 at 11:49 AM
“Sally, our hearts break for you and your family. We are keeping you in our hearts and prayers. ”
- Sid & Linda Jones
Friday, June 4, 2021 at 11:49 AM
“Sally Jo and family, I cannot express how sorry I am for your loss. My prayers are with you.”
- Linda Brown
Friday, June 4, 2021 at 11:49 AM
“I am so sorry for your loss Sally. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.”
- Diane Duffy
Friday, June 4, 2021 at 11:49 AM
“Sally and family, You are in our thoughts and prayers. May memories comfort you. ”
- Kris & Janet (Rosacker) Ausborn
Friday, June 4, 2021 at 11:49 AM
“So sorry to hear of Tom's passing. We send our deepest condolences. ”
- Justin & Taylor Buschmann
Friday, June 4, 2021 at 11:49 AM
“Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
- Jan and Steve Pullen
Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at 10:22 AM
“So sorry to hear about Tom. You and the boys are in our prayers”
- Mike and Carol Nitzke
Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at 10:22 AM
“Sally and family, thoughts and prayers to you in this difficult time.”
- Julie Larsen Magnani
Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at 10:22 AM
“We feel so BLESSED to enjoyed years with Tom and Sally Mason! Tom has been through so much, yet he didn't complain! He was a quiet man...unless it was Iowa Hawkeye Sports! We were looking forward to many new adventures with them...esp bike riding! Sally, Taylor, Zach and family, friends...you are all in our thoughts and prayers during this time of your loss....hugs xo ”
- Bobby & Minde Strief
Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at 10:22 AM
“My heart hurts for your family. Tom was the best golf partner I ever had for 10 years. May god guide your family during the next days. Words cannot express how much I enjoyed Tom's friendship.”
- Greg Miner
Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at 10:22 AM
“Hugs and prayers Sally and boys my heart breaks for you all!! Betty Luckow ”
- Betty Luckow
Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at 10:22 AM
“My deepest sympathy to you and your family Sally Jo. Hugs and prayers for you and your family. ”
- Diana Schulte
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 2:57 PM
“Sally and family I was so sorry to hear of Toms passing. Hope you can find peace and comfort in the coming days.”
- Don Sampson
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 12:02 PM
“Sally, and family, my sympathy and condolences to all of you as you grieve the loss of your Tom. God bless. ”
- Christopher Abbott
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 12:02 PM
“Sally, my deepest sympathies ”
- Tami Auen
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 9:41 AM
“ Sally Jo and family, So sorry to hear of your loss. May God comfort you at this time. ”
- Roxanne Druivenga
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 9:41 AM
“So sorry for your loss Sally and the boys, prayers be with you. ”
- Sue Kreft
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 9:41 AM
“Sally , sending our condolences to you and your family. Thoughts and prayers.”
- John & Teresa Adams
Monday, May 31, 2021 at 9:29 PM
“Sally, family and friends. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. Just waved at him in the yard the other day. Prayers”
- Kim Olson
Monday, May 31, 2021 at 9:29 PM
“Sally, sorry for your loss. Prayers to you and your family. ”
- Gary Murley
Monday, May 31, 2021 at 9:29 PM
“Sally Jo and family my heartfelt condolences to you and your family in the loss of your husband and father. May the blessing of the Lord be with you during this difficult time. Sincerely Mary McClure”
- Mary McClure
Monday, May 31, 2021 at 9:29 PM
“Sally I am so sorry for your loss. You will be in my prayers.”
- Suzanne Johnson
Monday, May 31, 2021 at 9:29 PM
“Sally and boys, I am so sad to hear of Tom's passing. Keeping all of you in my prayers.”
- Jane (Scharn) Nees
Monday, May 31, 2021 at 9:29 PM
“So sorry to hear of your loss. Thoughts and prayers to to you and your boys and the rest of your family. My deepest sympathy ”
- Shelly Simm (Hoft)
Monday, May 31, 2021 at 9:29 PM
“Sally and family - Sending condolences from New Zealand. Tom died on the same day as my mom. Grieving with you.”
- Joanie Donaldson
Monday, May 31, 2021 at 4:11 PM
“Sally and boys I was saddened to hear if Tom's passing. May your memories give you comfort.”
- Charlene Green
Monday, May 31, 2021 at 12:41 PM
“Sally, Taylor & Zach, I am so sorry to hear this.. Tom was a great guy!! Prayers to you & the rest of your family..”
- Laura Rugaard
Monday, May 31, 2021 at 12:29 PM
“Oh Sally and family, I am so sorry to hear this. My deepest condolences. Peace to Tom and you.”
- Kim Mason
Monday, May 31, 2021 at 9:44 AM
“So sorry to hear this. Tom helped me a lot when Mom passed. He will be missed. Go Hawks. Jerry Cole”
- Jerry Cole
Monday, May 31, 2021 at 9:44 AM
“So sorry to heard of Tom's passing”
- Carol Groen
Monday, May 31, 2021 at 9:44 AM
“I am so sorry to hear about your loss. May prayers of peace and comfort surround you. ”
- Virginia Hillmer
Monday, May 31, 2021 at 9:44 AM
“My sympathy and empathy to the entire Mason family and friends. My God's strength fill your hearts, minds, and homes with hope, peace, joy, and love. ”
- Pastor Missy Brown
Monday, May 31, 2021 at 9:44 AM
“We are sorry to hear of Tom's passing 🙏 we will certainly keep Tom in our prayers ”
- Gene & Bonnie Simpson
Monday, May 31, 2021 at 9:44 AM
“Our deepest sympathies. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. ”
- Jeff & Jo Ellerbrock
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