Born on June 13, 1963, in Erie, Indiana, Jerry was the son of Rex and Barbara Voss Mason. He united in marriage with Teresa Kay Karhoff, on November 13, 1992, in Edina, Missouri.
Surviving are his wife, Teresa Kay Mason of Edina, Missouri; his mother, Barbara Mason of Milan, Missouri; three children, Thaddeus Karhoff and wife, Crystal of Edina, Missouri, Brighton Lee Mason and Austin Blake Mason both of Edina, Missouri; one brother, Doyle Mason of Milan, Missouri; two sisters, Vicki Wolf and husband, Tom of Wheeling, Missouri, and Misti Hodge and husband, Carson of Maricopa, Arizona; three grandchildren, Creighton Karhoff, Jakob Karhoff, and Natalie Howerton; brother-in-law, Brent Karhoff of Edina; sister-in-law, Brenda Stansberry and husband, Ron of Edina; and several nieces and nephews.
Jerry received his education at Milan, Missouri, graduating in 1981. He served his country in the United States Army from 1986 to 1992, spending most of his time in Germany. SSC Jerry Mason served in the Missouri Army National Guard from 1992 until his retirement in 2004. He guarded the 2002 winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah, as well as the LA Riots in 1992 at Fort Ord in Monterey Beach, California.
Jerry was a gifted carpenter, most recently working with Jeremy Hettinger Construction in Kirksville, Missouri.
A member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, Jerry was a John F. Kennedy Fourth Degree Knight. He was a past member of the Edina Country Club and a member of the Baring Country Club.
Jerry was a talented Karaoke singer of 80’s rock and roll at the Blue Room in Edina. He loved playing with his dogs, golfing, fishing and spending time with his grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m. Friday, July 24, 2015, in the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Edina, Missouri. Celebrating the Mass will be Msgr. David Cox and Deacon Ken Berry. Burial with full military honors will be held in the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.
Music will be provided by Nancy Reardon, organist, Jim and Kyle Clark, vocalist.
Casket bearers will be Dr. Ralph Boling, Matthew Stansberry, Michael Stansberry, Derek Rardon, Jeremy Hettinger and John Morton.
Honorary bearers will be Cameron Hodge, Kaden Hodge, Steve Hettinger, Derek Sayres, Josh Hettinger, Joey McGruder, Tris Wood and Sidney Hettinger.
Visitation will be held after 4 p.m. Thursday, July 23, 2015, with family receiving friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Hudson-Rimer funeral Home in Edina, Missouri. A Prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday evening at the Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the Austin Blake Mason Educational Fund. Memorials may be left at or mailed to Hudson-Rimer funeral Home, P.O. Box 1, Edina, Missouri 63537.