Dale A. Mason, 58, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 23,
2011 at GibsonGeneralHospital in Princeton.
He was born Oct. 4, 1952 in Princeton and resided here his entire life.
He retired in 2011 after teaching fourth and
fifth grades at Lowell and Brumfield schools in Princeton for 37 years, where his students fondly called him “Mr. D”. He was
also an ordained minister. He was a member of the First Presbyterian
Church in Princeton where he was a deacon and elder. He received
the lifetime achievement award from the Indiana State Teacher’s Association,
the outstanding teacher award from the Princeton Jaycee’s, he was voted the
best of the best-teacher in the Princeton Daily Clarion and he also loved
gardening and traveling.
Dale is survived by his wife of 34
years, Susan Mason of Princeton; two children, Will and Kate Mason both of
Princeton; mother, Maxine Mason of Princeton; a sister, Marsha (Art) Richardson
of Princeton; a niece, Jill (Jeff) Gross; a nephew, Dean (Heather) Sermersheim; great niece and nephew, Abigail and Mason
Gross; father-in-law, Bill Fisher of Princeton; brother-in-law, John (Sally)
Fisher of Portland, Ore.; and also many dear friends.
He was preceded in death by his father,
Jim Mason in 1998.
Funeral services will be at Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011 at First Presbyterian Church, 204 S. Hart St. in Princeton. Burial will be at DeckerCemetery, rural Patoka.
Visitation will be from Saturday at Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton and again from Sunday at the church.