Mark J. Mason

Mark J. Mason, 60, of Huntington, IN, died Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017, at his home.

Mr. Mason was a 1975 graduate of Huntington North High School. He attended Purdue University. He was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church and was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He owned and operated Mason Family Dairy Farm for 12 years. He was the president of the Huntington County Dairy Herd and Improvement Association for six years. He founded the starter calf project for the Huntington County 4-H organization and was the superintendent for 15 years. He served on the Huntington County Cooperative board for 10 years and the North Central Cooperative board for five years. In 2002, he hosted the National Corn Husking Contest. He was also a member of Kids Campus Advisory Committee.

He was born April 7, 1957, in Huntington County to Harold and Genevieve Fries Mason. He married Kathy Eichenauer on Aug. 6, 1983, in Huntington, and she survives.

Additional survivors include a daughter, Bethany Mason, of Huntington; a son, Andrew Mason, of Huntington; four brothers, John (Deborah) Mason, Gerard (Ann) Mason, Eric (Laura) Mason and Damian (Lori) Mason; and four sisters, Maria (Thomas) Lund, Coletta (Anthony) Payne, Regina Stahl and Angela (Paul) Lineback.

He was preceded in death by a son, Gabriel Joseph.

A memorial service will be held at a later date

Memorials gifts may be made to Rolfe Pancreatic Cancer Foundation, in care of McElhaney-Hart Funeral Home, 715 N. Jefferson St., Huntington, IN 46750.

Online condolences may be made at www.mcelhaneyhartfuneralhome.com.