Mason Lagstrom

  • "i think about you mason every day.and your wife and..."
    - uncle Alvin Lagstrom
  • "When I look back at where I 've been in my life and who..."
    - Matthew Veale
  • "Such a wonderful cousin ,father,son & brother.Mason,we love..."
    - Shannon Lagstrom
  • "I was a Service football cheerleader and I remember Mason..."
    - Amy Matthews
  • "I was blessed to have Mason as my brother-in-law. He set..."
    - JoBeth Adams

On Sept. 8, 2010, Mason Peter Lagstrom, 32, died in his sleep at home in Anchorage from a heart attack.

A celebration of his life will be today at Chapel of the Cross, Church of the Nazarene, 12230 Hillside Drive. The viewing begins at 11 a.m. and a memorial service at noon. The Rev. Don McCullough and Pastor Jennifer Linnell will officiate. Burial will be afterward at Angelus Memorial Park. Everyone is invited after the burial for a time of fellowship at Chapel of the Cross.

Mason was born June 13, 1978, in Spokane, Wash., to Gary and Laura Lagstrom.

He graduated from Service High School in 1997 and Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho, in 2001. He married the love of his life, Angelle Norris, on June 2, 2001, at Chapel of the Cross.

His family wrote: "Mason was a gift from God. He had an infectious smile, was hard-working, humble, honest, loving, kind-hearted, and a wonderfully dedicated husband and father. Mason's generosity and kind heart were an inspiration to all who knew him. He lived his life with integrity which was based on his love for the Lord. There are no words to describe the void he has left in our lives. We do know, according to God's perfect Word, we will be reunited again in Heaven."

Mason worked at Spenard Recreation Center, then for five years at Best Buy for the Geek Squad. His favorite pastimes were spending time with Angelle, their boys, family and friends; going dipnetting and four-wheeling; and embracing new technology at work.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Angelle; sons, Elijah (3) and twins Silas and Isaac (14 months); parents, Gary and Laura; siblings and spouses, Gary Jr. and Michelle Lagstrom of Knoxville, Tenn., Neil and Cindy Lagstrom of Anchorage, and Letitia and Joel Brisson of Anchorage; nieces and nephews, Skylar Lagstrom, Jessica and Matthew Lagstrom, Josiah, Lelaina and Jonah Brisson, and Aurora Norris; and in-laws: Glenn and Toni Norris, Jason and Rae Norris and JoBeth and Seth Adams.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made at, which provides ways to help Angelle and the boys.

Published in Anchorage Daily News from Sept. 14 to Sept. 15, 2010