Mr. Lynn Eldon Mason

  • Born: October 10, 1940
  • Died: January 15, 2020
  • Location: Gull Lake (Hickory Corners), Michigan

Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care

105 Capital Ave NE
Battle Creek, MI 49017

Tel. (269) 962-5527

Tribute & Message From The Family

Mr. Lynn Eldon Mason of Gull Lake (Hickory Corners), MI

Lynn died peacefully Wednesday morning, January 15, 2020 at The Laurels of Galesburg with his daughter at his side.

Born in Kalamazoo to Thelma (Meyle) Mason and Robert L. Mason, Lynn was a lifelong resident of the Midland Park community at Gull Lake. He excelled in sports, first as the fastest running back Kellogg Agricultural School had ever seen, and after graduating in 1958, as a player for the semi-pro team in Battle Creek. A lifelong golfer, he also spent countless hours with friends and family sailing, skating and ice-boat racing on Gull Lake. He coached Rocket football, refereed local hockey games, taught his daughter how to swim and cross-country ski, and taught his nephews how to play poker. Lynn worked for many years as a carpenter and maintained the grounds at Maple Hills Golf Course. He cared for his parents until their deaths. A beloved fixture in the community, Lynn was known for his giving nature and irreverent sense of humor, which made him a favorite of the Laurels residents and staff. Undoubtedly his gentle spirit will travel the lakeside roadways as he did so often—by 10-speed bike.

Lynn was predeceased by an older sister, Sharon Mason, and an infant daughter. He is survived by a daughter, Stephanie Dunnick, husband, Eric, and granddaughters, Olivia, Alex and Jenny, of San Diego, CA. Also surviving are Lynn's younger sister, Janice (husband, Mike Waldorf) of Richland, MI, brother, Bob Mason (wife Vicki) of Augusta, MI, and six nieces and nephews.

The Memorial Service to celebrate Lynn's life will be held on Tuesday, January 21st at 11:00 a.m. in the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Richland Chapel, 9170 East D Avenue (M-89). Lynn's life celebration will continue with a time of fellowship, luncheon and visitation immediately following the memorial service at the The Dock at Bayview, 12504 East D Avenue, Richland, MI 49083. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Lynn's honor may be directed to the Alzheimer's Association or Kindred Hospice Care.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Stephanie, Bob, Vicki, Jan & family,

We are so sorry to hear of Lynn's passing. He was a one of a kind special friend, neighbor, and person that would do anything for anyone.
He had such a huge and kind heart when it came to help and teach our kids, and the many neighborhood kids, his many skilled sport activities.
There wasn't a day Lynn didn't greet us with a smile, even when we visited him at the Laurel's. Lynn was just one terrific man, that will truly be missed and never forgotten.
Please know all of you, are in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this loss.

Ron & Linda Cross

Posted by Ron & Linda Cross - Augusta, MI - neighbor   January 26, 2020

Dear Stephanie, Jan, Bob, Vickie & family...
Lynn's passing came as a surprise to me.
Just found out about it today.
Lynn was such a great guy. There was nothing
he would not do for anyone.
He always took time to play ball with my
boy's. We lived right next door to each other.
Lynn was always there for all of us neighbors...
God has gained one of his Angels home...
He will be sadly missed....

Posted by Patricia "Burd" Clingenpeel - Allegan, previously Hickory , MI - Friend   January 22, 2020

Lynn and I were teammates at Kellogg. I can confirm he was the fastest man on the field, always.
The timing of Lynn's passing is curious because only yesterday I was telling my grandson about him, his speed as a halfback and his dry sense of humor.
It's saddens me to learn of his passing and to read that Sharon also is no longer with us.

Posted by John Fischer - West Chester, PA - Friend   January 18, 2020

My sympathy to the immediate family of my Cousin Lynn Mason on their loss, and mine and tkhe rest of my first and second cousin who knew Lynn, a kind and gentle man out to enjoy life in his own way. I especially remember him when young, being such a swanking dresser, looking to me a bit like Tab Hunter or Troy Donahue, the actors, and was so proud of him when the photo of him ice sailing I think on Gull Lake showed up on the cover I think of Time Magazine though too small to see his face but believe on inside cover the photo description gave Lynn's name and think was back in 1959 - 1962. Rest in peace Lynn and God Bless you. Cousin Don Meylé Jr., Sacramento, CA 95823 1-18-20

Posted by Donald Meylé Jr. - SACRAMENTO, CA   January 18, 2020

Lynn was a classmate and I remember him on the football field as well.

My condolences to his family as I know they will miss him terribly as well as those in Midland Park who remember him.

I also miss his sister, Sharon, a lovely person.

Farwell Lynn. You will be missed.

Posted by Sandra Scott karlson - Jenison, MI - Classmate   January 18, 2020

Grew up with the Mason family at Midland Park. Janice and I shared many memories together and Lynn was a good friend to my brothers, Don, Bill, Rick and Les. Condolences to all of you.

Posted by Patricia Carley - Portage, MI - Friend   January 17, 2020