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Mason E. House

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[August 14, 2014]  ADDISON, TX - Mason E. House, 88, of Addison, Texas, formerly of Lincoln, IL passed away August 6, 2014 at Baylor Regional Medical Center of Plano, Tx.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln.

Visitation: None

Service: Private family graveside services with military honors will be held at a later date

Funeral home: Fricke-Calvert-Schrader, Lincoln


Mason E House, 88, of Addison, Texas, formerly of Lincoln, passed away on August 6, 2014, at Baylor Regional Medical Center of Plano. He is survived by his wife Florence of 63 years, daughter Stephanie House of Addison Texas, son Randy and wife Debbie (Franklin) House of Plano, Texas, and daughter Kimberly House of Pensacola, Florida. Grandsons Parker House - Los Angeles, California, Harrison House - Houston, Texas, and Spencer House - University of Cincinnati, and granddaughters Sarah Grace and Mary Catherine Lykins - Pensacola, Florida and brother Tyler House - Wisconsin. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and loyal friend to many.

Mason was born August 19, 1925, to Frank T. and Hazel M. House in Lincoln, IL. After graduating from Lincoln High School as a junior, where he lettered in football, he enlisted in the Navy and attended the University of IL and Murray State University, playing football for Murray for one season while in the Naval Flight Training Program during WWII. He served in the South Pacific on the USS LSM 204 during WWII.

After the war, Mason graduated from Bradley University with a degree of horology, joining his father and uncle at House and Sons Jewelers in Lincoln. He married Florence Malerich on February 12, 1951. For the majority of his working career he was a realtor and developer of both Country Club Estates and Chautauqua Woods. He was very proud of these developments for the city of Lincoln. He was preceded in death by his parents and infant daughter; Jean Ann. Private family graveside services with military honors will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Lincoln or to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

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