Charles L. Mase, 83, of Granite City, Ill., born June 4, 1932, in Wharton, N.J., passed away Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, at Anderson Hospital, Maryville, Ill.
Charles was a flight information specialist for the U.S. Air Force and proudly served his country in the Korean War.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles W. and Minnie E., nee Dunkin, Mase; and two sisters, Audrey Drake and Charlotte Oswald.
Surviving are his wife, Joan, nee Mase, Cann, whom he married May 6, 1958; his sons, Curt (Mary) Mase of Spanish Fort, Ala., Richard Mase of Navarre, Fla., Jeff Mase of Maryville, Ill., and Rodney (Michelle) Mase of Glen Carbon, Ill.; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Memorials are suggested to the Madison County Veterans Association.
Visitation: Friends may call on from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016, at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, Ill.
Funeral: In celebration of his life, services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016, at the funeral home with Pastor Kevin Hancock officiating. Burial will follow with full military rites at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo.
IRWIN CHAPEL, Granite City, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Jan. 5, 2016