Mason, Robert

Written by David Green.

Robert Mason, 86, of Cardinal Drive, Archbold, Ohio, died May 9, 2007, at Fairlawn Haven in Archbold.

He was born April 19, 1921, in Waldron, Mich., the son of Robert and Famie (Coman) Mason. He married Donna (Hephner) Williams Dec. 12, 1967, in Jackson, Mich., and she survives.

Robert was formerly from Waldron where he served as mayor for nine years, postmaster for 37 years, and was a member of the Waldron Church of Christ. He served in the U.S. Navy for four years during World War II and two years in the Korean War. He retired from the Navy Dec. 16, 1981. He was a member of the Elks, the Moose Lodge, the American Legion, Chief Petty Officers Association, Fleet Reserve, and the National League of Postmasters.

Besides his wife, Robert is survived by a daughter, Kathleen Ann Mason of Jackson; a stepdaughter, Dorothy Sue (and Joe) Kizer of Waldron; a stepson, Robert Lee (and Sharon) Williams of Adrian; three grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; four step-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; a sister, Shirley (and Jim) Schmucker of Waldron; and two brothers, Wendell (and Joan) Mason of Traverse City and John “Jack” (and LaDonna) Mason of Jackson.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister, Helen Williams.

Following Robert's request, there will be no funeral or visitation. He will be buried in Waldron Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci.

Memorial contributions may be made to Fairlawn Haven Nursing Home in Archbold or the Waldron Library.

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