|Birth: ||Apr. 25, 1908|
Chiang Mai, Thailand
|Death: ||Aug. 18, 1985|
Dr. Claude Theodore Mason, was born April 25, 1908, in Chiengmai, Thailand, and died of a sudden heart attack on August 18, 1985, at Brodstone Hospital in Superior, Nebraska.
His parents were Dr. Claude W. Mason and Anna Maria Andersson, of Omaha, who were medical missionaries in Thailand (then Siam) and southern China. His father was a graduate of Nebraska Medical College and his mother, a native of Sweden, took her nursing training at Immanuel Hospital in Omaha.
The family returned to Omaha in 1920, when he was 12. He graduated from Omaha Central High School in 1926, and from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine in 1932. After graduation he practiced with his father in Omaha.
On April 18, 1934, in St. Paul, Minnesota, he married Lois Idell Rummell. After serving as a medical officer in the Civil Conservation Camps in Minnesota and South Dakota, they moved to Superior in 1936.
During his 30 years practice in Superior, he and Mrs. Mason, an R.N., saw many changes in medical facilities and services. Home deliveries were common in the early years and Dr. Mason regularly made many house calls. In 1949, he built a medical clinic that was quite modern for the times, which helped to improve medical care in the area.
Dr. Mason was always very supportive in areas of hospital improvements and physician recruitment. They spent the years 1966 to 1972 in Manhattan, Kansas, where he was a physician at Kansas State University Student Health Center. Since retirement, they have lived in Superior and spent considerable time traveling and visiting relatives. In 1982, he was honored for 50 years of service by the Nebraska Medical Association.
He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers Paul in 1969 and James in 1984.
Survivors are his wife Lois, Superior; son Richard and his wife Gloria Mason of Gretna, Nebraska, daughter Margaret and husband Jerald Hurtz of Omaha, Nebraska, son Thomas R. and his wife Marlyn Mason of Superior, Nebraska; two sisters, Mrs. Vantine (Dorothea) James of Nebraska City, Nebraska, and Mrs. Reinhold (Anna Maria) Kohtz of Scottsdale, Arizona; one brother, John Mason of Camarillo, California; 10 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren, other relatives and many, many friends.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 21, 1985, at 10:00 a.m. from the Megrue-Price Funeral Home Chapel in Superior, Nebraska, with Rev. John P. Besore III officiating. Music was provided by Gene Bruening, soloist, singing "The Lord's Prayer" and "How Great Thou Art" with Carlita Price as organist and accompanist. Casketbearers were: Dr. Dennis Hatch, Dr. T.D. Blecha, Dr. Judith Butler, Mark Diehl, Joe Schaaf and Don Kronberg. Honorary pallbearers were: Bob Denny, Albert Mullet, Fred Troudt and Leonard Ebsen. Burial was in the Evergreen Cemetery. Megrue-Price Funeral Home of Superior, Nebraska, was in charge of the arrangements.
The Nelson Gazette, Thursday, August 29, 1985; pg. 12.
Claude W. Mason (1879 - 1945)
Anna Martin Mason (____ - 1940)
Lois Idell Rummel Mason (1911 - 1985)*
Thomas Robert Mason (1943 - 2001)*
James Anders Mason (1907 - 1984)*
Claude Theodore Mason (1908 - 1985)
Dorothea James (1910 - 1998)*
Paul W. Mason (1911 - 1969)*
Anna M. Mason Kohtz (1921 - 1998)*
Plot: Sec. 11, Lot. 13
Created by: Leo James
Record added: Jun 11, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27482338