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Edwin Mason obit

February 28, 2010
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin, Fort Myers Beach Observer

Edwin Mason, 86, passed peacefully into God's hands surrounded by his wife

and daughters on Feb. 10, 2010. He was born on Oct.17, 1923, in

Elgin, IL to Susie and Raymond Mason.

He graduated from Dundee High School in Dundee, IL and proudly served in

World War II in the United States Marine Corps; he is a humble Purple

Heart recipient. Ed and Ellie raised their family in Algonquin, IL. Upon

retiring from Hoffer Plastics in South Elgin, he and Ellie moved to Fort

Myers Beach where they owned and operated The Mason Apartments for 15

years. During this time Edwin worked for Lee County Department of

Transportation and retired in 1988 as Toll Facilities Manager.

In his retirement, Edwin spent his time in woodworking. His last

accomplishment was an oak dining room table for their home. Edwin also

made furniture pieces for St. Peter Lutheran Church where he and Ellie were members for over 30 years and he served as president of church council and was respected and loved by all.

Edwin is survived by his wife of 62 years, Ellie; his two daughters,

Marcia (Randy) Geiser of Burnsville, N.C. and Cheri (Dr William) Boyer of

Fort Myers Beach; his grandsons, Dr. Treavor Hall (Mackenzie) Boyer of

Gainesville, Ryan Mason (Stephanie) Boyer of Fort Myers and Graham Mason

Geiser of Boone, N.C.; and one great grandson, Mason Michael Boyer, born

Feb. 11, 2010, to Ryan and Stephanie Boyer and a number of nieces,

nephews and friends.

Edwin is preceded in death by his six older siblings, Marge Keeley,

Lorraine Reeder, Edna Jepson, Roy Mason, Donald Mason and Judson Mason.

Edwin will always be remembered by family and friends for his sweet smile

and optimistic outlook.

A service in celebration of Edwin's life will be held on Feb. 26, at 9:30 a.m. in St Peter Lutheran Church at 3751 Estero Blvd. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the church or Hope Hospice at 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908. Friends may sign the guest book for the family at



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