LuEtta Mae Mason passed away peacefully at St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll, Iowa, on Monday, April 29, 2019, at the age of eighty-three.
LuEtta was born at St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll, to William and Anna Gehlsen. She grew up on various farms in the Manning and Westside areas. She received her education in country schools and earned her GED from Ar-We-Va Community Schools in 1970.
LuEtta was married to David Mason at the Vail Presbyterian Church on September 16, 1958.To this union were born three children, Michelle, Suzanne and Darin. They resided in Westside.
She was a member of the United Church in Westside until her death. She was a council member, sang in the choir, participated in bible school and served in other capacities throughout the years. Other activities LuEtta enjoyed were needlework, attending plants and flowers, gardening, taking photos and assembling photo albums, reading poetry and cartoons and baking. Mostly, she enjoyed visiting with family and friends. LuEtta had beautiful handwriting which she was very proud of. She loved sending out cards to convalescing church members through Congregational Life and also receiving cards. Journaling was another hobby that she did for many years.
LuEtta was a 50-year member of the Signet Chapter One Order of the Eastern Star at Carroll. She and David belonged to the Crawford County Motorcycle Club and the Crawford County Snowmobile Association. They traveled by motorcycle to Sturgis, South Dakota, Las Vegas, Nevada and shorter trips to Missouri and Iowa. For business, they attended motorcycle conventions in Las Vegas, Nevada, New Orleans, Louisiana and Anaheim, California. LuEtta was employed at Mason’s Cycle Shop as a bookkeeper and in sales. She and her husband also ran a carpet cleaning business called D & L Cleaning.
LuEtta was preceded in death by her husband, David; her parents, William and Anna; sister, Marian in infancy; parents-in-law, Clifford and Jessie; brother, Bill; sisters-in-law, Mildred, Eleanor, Sherry, Marlene and Carol; brothers-in-law, Allen and Kenny. Survivors are: her three children, Michelle (David), Suzanne (Bruce), and Darin; one grandchild, Arianne (Dominic); brother, Lesley; brothers-in-law, Bob and Lonny; sister-in-law, Janet; plus numerous nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.