Fred Mason
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Fred Mason , Age: 77
October 08, 1940 -- March 04, 2018

Fred Mason boarded the team bus for his final journey home to heaven on Sunday, March 4, 2018 at the age of 77. Services are scheduled for Saturday, March 10th at Holy Angels Catholic Church, 15440 Leavenworth Rd, Basehor, KS 66007. The visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m., with the Funeral Mass following at 10:30 a.m. Entombment in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Kansas City, KS. A reception will follow at 1:00 p.m. at Dub’s Dread Golf Course, 12601 Hollingsworth Rd, Kansas City, KS 66109. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Fred's life with his many family and friends. Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) http://www.lls.org/

Fred was born on October 8, 1940, in Kansas City, KS to Fred S. Mason and Muriel K. Mason. He was a competitive athlete through his school years, playing basketball and baseball. As a third baseman he played on the first undefeated Bishop Ward High School State Champion baseball team in 1958 and was often noted in the newspaper. After graduating from Ward High School in that same year, he began a 41 year career at Procter & Gamble and married his high school sweetheart, Nadine. Fred & Nadine were married for 56 years and together they raised three children.  

An avid family man, Fred was always attending a game, a match or other event of one of his four grandchildren. He was proud of their accomplishments. This of course was an extension of earlier years when coaching or attending the many sporting events of his three children. He never missed a game!

As a lifelong golfer, Fred was a member for many years at Dub’s Dread Golf Course, and he routinely logged over 250 rounds per year. Cold nor snow could keep him off the links. As KU season ticket holders for football and basketball for over 20 years, “rock-chalk” still reverberates in their home.

Fred did not like to stand still. He liked to fill his days from morning to night: day outings, dining out, listening to jazz music and dancing. Fred and Nadine were quite the dancers and were usually one of the last couples to leave the dance floor. Fred was also part owner of the famous “Dotte Yacht” on Wyandotte County Lake. He loved to join the other owners for summer holidays, “owners day” drinks, good music and cooking good food while cruising and singing on the lake. Fred might be most famous for his story telling, following in the footsteps of Grandpa Charlie Sailer. It did not matter how many times you had heard the story, he would say ‘I know you have heard this story before, but I am going to tell it to you again.’   

Fred is survived by his life-long companion and wife, Nadine; their three children and spouses, Arleen & Dave Cauchi, John & Cynthia Mason, and Scott & Debbie Mason; four grandchildren, Jack Cauchi, Taylor Mason, Nicklaus Mason and Andrew Mason; and two younger brothers, Gary Mason and James Mason (Uncle Buck).

Additional Service: Visitation
Location: Holy Angels Catholic Church
Address: 15440 Leavenworth Rd.
City: Basehor
State: Kansas
Zip Code: 66007
Date: March 10, 2018
Time: 9:00 am
Additional Information: No Additional Information Added
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Additional Service: Funeral Mass
Location: Holy Angels Catholic Church
Address: 15440 Leavenworth Rd.
City: Basehor
State: Kansas
Zip Code: 66007
Date: March 10, 2018
Time: 10:30 am
Additional Information: No Additional Information Added
Google Map: Click Here to see Location on Map.
Condolences

Susanne Cortez March 07, 2018

Friend to Brother Gary Kansas City , Missouri

I want to send my condolences to the family! My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. God Bless!


Susanne Cortez March 07, 2018

Friend to Brother Gary Kansas City , Missouri

I want to send my condolences to the family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. God Bless!


Judy Kolbeck March 07, 2018

Friend Tulsa , Oklahoma

Sending prayers to Nadine and the Mason Family. Fred was a wonderful family man. May his soul rest in peace.


Jim Martino March 08, 2018

Friend and golf buddy. Basehor , Kansas

My years of knowing Fred were few but I will remember this great guy for the rest of my years! Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Mason family! RIP Fred!


Judi Naylor March 08, 2018

I taught & coachef his children. Montpelier , Idaho

So very sorry for your loss. Fred was a wonderful man who loved his family. I always thought very highly of him and appreciated his support. Know that heaven has an awesome angel watching over each one of you.


Sheryl Dick March 08, 2018

Neighbor at Prairie Brook Villas Olathe , Kansas

Was very sorry to learn of Fred's passing, and his obituary in today's paper was a very heartfelt tribute to him. Steve and I would often run into Fred & Nadine at Pour's Coffee Shop or Scooter's on a Saturday morning. They were also a fun addition to villa social events & were terrific dancers! They will be missed in the neighborhood, and I am very sorry for your family's loss. Sheryl Dick


John and Tawne March 08, 2018

Friend of his son, John Overland Park , Kansas

We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.


Jim Banister March 08, 2018

Friend and Neighbor Kansas City , Kansas

Fred was a long-time friend, neighbor and golfing buddy. A finer man never existed. Go with your God, Fred.


Nicole Beaton March 08, 2018

none Gardner , Kansas

I didn't have the privilege to meet Fred, but I can only imagine the character and care that must have infused his life, which I witness in working with his son, Scott. I hope all of Fred's friends and family are surrounded by grace as they learn to to cope with the loss of such a loving man.


Jeff selby March 09, 2018

Friend - fellow golfer Olathe , Kansas

One of the nice guys I had ever met. Always admired his relationship with his brother Buck and two of his sons I have met. Loved watching these four playing golf together, a very tough team. I extend my deepest sympathy to his family and friends. Rest well Fred