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Richard D. Mason

December 29, 1927 ~ September 8, 2020 (age 92)

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Richard D. Mason, 92, of Elkhart, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was born on December 29, 1927 in Albion, MI to the late James E. and Fanny S. (Swartzendruber) Mason.

Richard is survived by his daughter, Michele (Rick) Frey of Elkhart; eight grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; and brother, Laverne (Vivian) Mason of Bristol. He was preceded in death by his parents, daughters, Rebecca Mason and Laurie Hoover; son, James Mason; six brothers; and three sisters.

Visitation will take place on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 from noon to 1:00 p.m. with a service to follow at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Scott Matthews of River Oaks Community Church to officiate. Burial will follow services at Rice Cemetery with military honors to be performed. Please bring a mask and follow proper social distancing procedures for services. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may go to the Alzheimers Association, 50 E. 91st St. Ste 100, Indianapolis, IN 46209 or Goshen Home Care and Hospice, Attn: Goshen Health Foundation, 1701 South Main, Goshen, IN 46526.

Richard was a laid-back man who liked to keep it steady and “go with the flow.” He proudly served in the United States Army and was later stationed in the Navy Reserves. Richard worked at Federal Paper Board as a forklift and machine operator for over 30 years before retiring in 1988. He lived in Linden Mobile Home Park in Edwardsburg, MI for over 40 years and always enjoyed walking to the mailbox and visiting with neighbors. He loved camping with his family in Howe, IN at Twin Mills campground and loved to go to local races to watch the cars zoom around the racetrack. He also enjoyed raking leaves and burning them during the Fall.  Richard will be missed greatly by his loving family.

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September 15, 2020

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Billings Funeral Home
812 Baldwin Street
Elkhart, IN 46514

Funeral Service
September 15, 2020

1:00 PM
Billings Funeral Home
812 Baldwin Street
Elkhart, IN 46514

Burial with Military Honors Immediately following
September 15, 2020

Rice Cemetery
400 James St.
Elkhart, Indiana 46516

Please note
Please follow proper social distancing procedures and bring a face mask to be worn during services. Thank you.


Alzheimer's Association
50 E. 91st St. Ste 100, Indianapolis IN 46209-4830

Goshen Home Care & Hospice
1147 Professional Drive, Goshen IN 46526
Tel: 1-574-364-2700
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