Micheal E. Mason
(January 29, 1937 – September 30, 2022)
Mike, age 85, passed away peacefully on September 30, 2022, at home with family in Wichita, Kansas. He was born January 29, 1937, the youngest of eight, in McAlester, OK to Matthew and Florence Mason. After his school years in McAlester, he met Marjorie Louise Howard on a blind date in May 1957. In December, while sitting in a corn field, Mike proposed and they married March 29, 1958, in Bartlesville, OK. They celebrated 64 wonderful anniversaries this year.
Mike is survived by his wife, Marjorie, son John (Debra) Mason and daughters Dawn (Rodney) Spaht, Penny (Larry) McElhiney, and Karen Larson, grandsons Michael and Matthew Mason, Nick, Nathan, and Drew Spaht, granddaughters Katie and Melissa McElhiney, Jessica Larson, great grandchildren Norah and Declan Spaht, Alex Hanson, Elliot McElhiney, Creed and Bryant Knox.
He retired from Nowak Construction, Goddard, KS, on February 13, 2014 as a Project Estimator, displaying knowledge in the construction world well above his humble background.
Mike did not know a stranger and would start a conversation with anyone willing to talk! He was known for his knowledge of many things. He loved learning. His favorite saying was “Seek God and seek knowledge!” He was constantly tinkering on something be it for himself, family, friends, or neighbors in need. He enjoyed fishing, boating, motorcycles, and racing of all things with wheels.
Mike loved visiting with his children and grandchildren. He said they brought so much joy yet brought him his thinning, gray hair!
Mike was a member of Patmos Lodge #97 in El Dorado, KS and was Master in 1999.
Mike was a saved Christian man, believing that he would one day be rid of the disease that took him and walk with his Savior.
Mike spent the last few weeks with the help of some wonderful and caring people from Good Shephard Hospice and Home Instead. We would like to thank them for the kindness and concern they showed him and the family. God sent some truly amazing people to us during this difficult time.
Mike requested that there be no service but a Celebration of Life instead, to be announced later. In lieu of flowers the family requests a memorial donation be sent to the American Parkinson Disease Association: