James W. Mason, 87, Wakarusa, died at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, at his home.
He was born Jan. 21, 1933, in Osceola, to Kenneth G. & Ruth G. (Moser) Mason. On Dec. 29, 1954, he married Nancy (Penrod) Mason.
Surviving are his wife: Nancy, Wakarusa; six children: Julia (Jim) Miller, Wyatt, Crystal Marvel, Bremen; James Philip (Sheri) Mason, Jimtown; Jo Ellen (Drex) Gall, Bremen; John Mason, Wakarusa; and Jane (Ron) Haas, Wakarusa; six grandchildren: Christina (Jeff) Paul, Chuck (Rebecca) Kinnison, Michael (Melissa) Mason, Heather Marvel, Austin Gall and Jessica Gall; eight great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; siblings: Mary Reed, South Bend; Roger (Stella) Mason, Elkhart; Warren Mason, Elkhart; Richard Mason, Osceola; Nancy Barrier, Savannah, Tenn.; and Nine Tom, Osceola.
Preceding him in death are his parents; brothers: Charles Mason and Gordon Mason; sisters: Betty Clipp, Ruth Carol LaBello and Norma Rapp; and a brother-in-law: Larry Penrod.
He was a lifetime farmer in Madison and Penn Townships right up until the end. Along with farming, he spent his days working in the RV industry for years, most recently at Travel Supreme. He was a member of the Madison Chapel Church. He loved his family, the Lord, farming and collecting antique tractors. He won many awards with his tractors and was a member of the Michiana Toy Collector Club. He enjoyed his fishing trips to Canada.
Private graveside services will be in Bremen Cemetery. Memorial donations may be directed to the Center for Hospice Care, Mishawaka.