Remmert Funeral Home


Donald L. Mason

October 30, 1937April 7, 2021

Donald L. Mason, age 83, of Spring Bay, passed away Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 4:45 P.M. at his residence.

He was born Oct. 30, 1937 in Peoria to Karl and Lucille (Church) Mason. He married Margaret “Lucille” Heathman on Oct. 18, 1969 in Bartonville. She passed away May 7, 1998 in Spring Bay. He was also preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Patricia Doering, one stepdaughter, Patty Jacobson, and one grandson, Leslie Pudney.

Survivors include one daughter, Kelly (Danny Morris) Mason of Spring Bay, one son, Doug (Karen) Mason of Missouri, two stepdaughters: Barb (James) Neely of Missouri, Judy (Loren) Myers of Florida, 16 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

Don was a United States Navy Veteran. Following his time in the military, he retired from Caterpillar, Inc. after 30 years. He then worked for Blain’s Farm and Fleet for 15 years retiring in 2019.

He was a member of the Riversedge United Methodist Church in Spring Bay, Spring Bay American Legion Post 1115, and was a member of the Masonic Lodge.

Funeral services will be Monday, April 12, 2021 at 11 a.m. at the Remmert Funeral Home in East Peoria. Rev. Binu Peniel will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services.

Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Morton with Military Honors. Memorials may be made to the Spring Bay American Legion Post 1115.

You may view Don’s obituary online at


  • Spring Bay American Legion Post 1115



  • Visitation

    Monday, April 12, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, April 12, 2021


  • Burial with Military Honors


Donald L. Mason

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Ellen Sheets

April 12, 2021

I worked with Don at the Farm & Fleet. He was always fun to work with and telling jokes to make you to laugh 😆. I will miss you 😢 “old man” ❤️❤️ You Donny!!!

Lois Wood

April 11, 2021

So sorry to hear of Don's passing. Don was one of my favorite cousins! He will be dearly missed!

esther webber

April 11, 2021

My condolances to the family of Don Mason. I always enjoyed my dealings with him and Lucille in real estate matters. They treated one like family.

Karen Carter

April 11, 2021

Worked with Don along time at Farm&Fleet. He was a hard worker and made being at work a lot of fun. He always had a joke and could make me laugh even when I was having one of my “hot headed moments” 😂 He would say “ it’ll be alright baby” and “take it easy! You ain’t no spring chicken! “ I would just roll my eyes at him. He was by far one of my most favorite people in the whole world and I will miss dearly😢 I know we will see each other again and until then rest easy Donny ❤️

Tonya Houck

April 9, 2021

He became my paw paw when I was 2 years old. He was the kindest, funniest and most loving man. He would tease you constantly. I miss playing dominoes with him and my grandma in their kitchen. He helped me believe in myself, encouraged me to succeed. He is loved by many and will be missed greatly. Him and my grandma loved to dance, they are together again healthy, happy and dancing again.

Erin Fitzgerald

April 9, 2021

Worked with don at farm and fleet, made my days there so much better. Rest easy

Jerry & Janice Showens

April 9, 2021

Thoughts and prayers being sent to your Family and Friends Don. I remember working on Don at Farm and Fleet. He was such a great Guy and will be missed by many. Thank you for your Navy Service as well Shipmate.
R.I.P. Don.

Kristi Spaulding

April 9, 2021

Don, You will be missed! I can hear him now saying " it'll be alright baby". He made many of days at Farm and Fleet better just by being there. Such a sweet, hard working, and funny man. My sympathy to his family.

Rachel hinz

April 9, 2021

I worked with Don at Farm and fleet for a number of years! Loved his jokes and his smile!! You will be missed Don. Rest easy

Christine Bluhm

April 8, 2021

I worked with Don at Farm&Fleet in Morton for a number of years..Don was a good man..always had a joke ready to tell you...he worked hard and was an asset to the store..he could also be quite onery..but we liked him just the same..I am so sorry he has passed..but I know will meet him again when the Lord has that all worked out for each of us> Rest in Peace Don