Richard (Dick) William Mason went home to be with the Lord on Thursday December 30, 2021, at the age of 83. Dick was born April 10, 1938, in Oswego, Illinois. Dick graduated from Rich High School, in Park Forest, Illinois (Class of 1956) and from the University of Illinois with a BS in Business Administration.
Dick is preceded in death by his parents Margaret and Arnold Mason.
Dick is survived by Kay, his wife of 59 years, his sons, David and John Mason, and their families.
Dick spent the early years of his career with IBM in Chicago. At the age of 27 he came to faith in Christ. This shaped his choices for career and family for the rest of his life. He was honored to work in senior leadership roles for Zondervan, Herman Miller, Our Daily Bread (formerly Radio Bible Class), and Focus on the Family in Colorado Springs. Dick viewed each phase of professional growth as a fresh opportunity to serve the Lord.
Dick and Kay shared a marriage filled with love, commitment and laughter. Their marriage modeled Godly love for their children and grandchildren. Nothing made Dick prouder than his grandchildren, James and Ben (sons of David and Krista) and William, Jack, Jane and Sarah (children of John and Kathryn). They gave him the name he loved best, ‘Papa’.
Dick spent his life reading and studying God’s word. His love of God was deep and abiding. He had a true passion for sharing Christ with everyone he met, and especially on the golf course! Of his many endeavors in life, none mattered more than sharing the transforming message of the gospel.
His loved ones are comforted to imagine the indescribable joy Dick felt last Thursday as he fell into the embrace of his heavenly Father.
A private Celebration of Life with the family will be held later this year when the sunshine and warmth return. Dick loved the ministry of Benjamin’s Hope, inspired by the life of his grandson, Ben. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating a Memory Gift to Benjamin’s Hope at www.benjaminshope.net.
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