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Roger Mason
1942 - 2021
Cress Funeral & Cremation Service - Madison West
3610 Speedway Road
Madison, WI

Mason, Roger Byrn

MADISON - We are sad to announce that Roger Byrn Mason, age 79, passed peacefully on Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021, in Madison, Wis., surrounded by those he loved and those who loved him.

Born April 16, 1942, in Madison, Roger was a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather, son, son-in-law, uncle, and friend – he will be greatly missed by all. He is survived by his wife and best friend, Norma (Himsel) Mason, whom he first met while both were students at Madison West High School, married in 1964, and lived in wonderful partnership with for 57 years.

He is additionally survived by three children: daughter, Julie (Mason) Theis and son-in-law, Valentine Theis, of Shakopee, Minn., and grandchildren, Cora, Nicholas, Charles, and Henry; daughter, Jennifer (Mason) Dube and son-in-law, Aaron Dube of Louisville, Colo., and grandchildren, Mason and Helena; and son, Jonathan Mason and daughter-in-law, Whitney (Hart) Mason, of Colorado Springs, Colo., and grandchildren, Carolyn and Eiley. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Dorothy Mason; brother, Richard Mason; and brother-in-law, William Himsel.

After 25 years of supporting rural hospitals in Wisconsin, Roger retired from the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering in 2006.

As we celebrate his life – today and forever – his profound care for the wellbeing and happiness of Norma and his entire family serves as inspiration for all of us. He found joy in time spent at the family cabin on Summit Lake, at Badgers sporting events, on adventures far and near, and in his dogs (some more than others). He was an extraordinarily good man.

The entire Mason family extends thanks and gratitude to the caregivers at UW Health, UW Hospital and Capitol Lakes Health Center.

A celebration of a life well lived will be held at OLBRICH BOTANICAL GARDENS, 3330 Atwood Ave., Madison, on Monday, Dec. 27, at 10 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to a local charity of your choice.

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Cress Funeral & Cremation Services

3610 Speedway Road, Madison

(608) 238-3434

Published by on Nov. 21, 2021.
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Norma, I am so sorry for your loss. Many hugs to you and yours. Blessings to you all.
Lynne Toseff
November 26, 2021
Jon, I was so sorry to see your Facebook post. Thinking of you.
Leah Kondes
November 22, 2021
Dear Norma, I'm so sorry to read of your loss and am sending prayers to you and yours, praying that your sadness and grief will move through with ease and grace, replaced soon by a fullness of warm, comforting memories of all the love you and Roger shared. Please take especially good care if yourself during this trying time. Much love to you and yours, Mimi
Mimi Millen
November 22, 2021
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
The Staff of Cress Funeral & Cremation Service
November 21, 2021
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