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.
Please share memories at www.cressfuneralservice.com.
Cress Funeral & Cremation Services
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