BLAIR — Terry “T-Gov” Mason Sr., 67, of Blair died Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, at his home with his family by his side.
Terry was born Oct. 16, 1950, in Galesville to Thomas Sr. and Mildred (Osley) Mason.
T-Gov was a great man with a heart of gold. He could be found driving his truck around town, sometimes driving to La Crosse or out to camp Torvo, always with a smile and a wave. His biggest joy was his family. He loved his wife, children and grandchildren, and enjoyed family get-togethers. T-Gov could be stubborn but always worried about other people. He enjoyed farming, sunny days, feeding and watching the birds and getting together daily with two friends, as they were referred to as the “Three Amigos.”
Terry is survived by his wife, Cindy of Blair; daughters, Shannon (Reese) Moats of Blair, Stephanie (Raymond) Johnson of Rochester, Minn., Jamie Mason of Blair, son, Terry Mason Jr. of Blair, daughters, Crystal Brandenburg (Mike Johnson) of Blair and Nicole (Craig) Nyen of Blair; sisters, Donna (Hank) Hoier of Escanaba, Mich., Becky (Rick) Hanson of Red Wing, Minn., JoAnn (Rodney) Lindberg of Holmen, Barbara (Bill) Wood of Castle Rock, Colo., brother, Jerry (Sharon) Mason Sr. of Holmen, sister, Tracey (Bruce) Larson of Blair; survived by 14 grandchildren, Cody, Kristen, Sadie, Landon, Brady, Abby, Alison, Hannah, Zach, Matthew, Mckenzie, Collin, Emma, Eva; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Terry is preceded in death by his parents; a son, Timmy; four brothers, Thomas Jr., Larry, Donie, Bobby; a sister, Jean, and beloved dog, Bella.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, in the Blair Lutheran Church East. Hospice Chaplin Kevin Newell will be officiating. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, and one hour prior to service Saturday, both at the church.
Kratz Funeral Home-Portage is assisting the family with arrangements. www.kratzfuneralhome.com.