Danny “Dan” L. Mason, age 65, passed away unexpectedly, Sunday, April 12, 2009, at Wheaton Franciscan - All Saints Medical Center. Dan was born in California on August 6, 1943, son of the late Jack W. and Nellie (Nee: Fitts) Mason. Danny grew up in Robinson, IL, and was a resident of Racine since 1985.
Dan served in the United States Army. He graduated from UW-Parkside and went on to receive his MBA from Keller School of Management. On May 3, 1986, in Madison, WI he was united in marriage to Debra M. Capener. Dan owned and operated Pillar to Post Home Inspections, retiring in 2007. Previous to that, he held a number of social service jobs, the last as the manager of the Racine office of the Private Industry Council. He was a member and leader of the First Presbyterian Church and was instrumental with overseeing the recent church renovation. Dan loved to read, was an avid golfer and loved nature. Above all, he treasured time spent with his family. He will be deeply missed.
Survivors include his wife, Debra; his three children, Christopher, Emma and Leann; brother and sisters, Ed (Colleen) Mason of Robinson, IL, Mona Wait of Flat Rock, IL, Becky (Brent) Blackard of Gaitlenberg, TN; aunt and uncle, Orville and Maree Gamble of Madison, MS; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, James Capener of DeForest, WI, Sara Anderson of Bullhead City, AZ; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Larry Mason.
Funeral services will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, 716 College Ave., on Thursday, April 16, 2009, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Ben Johnston-Krase officiating. Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the funeral home on Wednesday from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. and Thursday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the First Presbyterian Church Building Fund have been suggested.
Maresh-Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home
803 Main St., Racine 262-634-7888