Dale A. Mason, 58, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011 at Gibson General Hospital 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 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011 at First Presbyterian Church, 204 S. Hart St. in Princeton.  Burial will be at Decker Cemetery, rural Patoka. 

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Saturday at Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton and again from 1-2 p.m. Sunday at the church.