Eldene J. Mason, age 82 of York, NE died Sunday, April 16, 2017 at her home. She was born September 21, 1934 in York to Walter and Gertrude (Pliefke) Heiden. She attended country school and later graduated from York High School in 1951 at the age of 16. She was confirmed at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, York. On February 22, 1953 she was united in marriage to Donald Mason at Emmanuel Lutheran Church and to this union five children were born: Diane, Rebecca, Nancy, Jon, and Tom.
Eldene was a homemaker, but held numerous jobs as well. She worked in the York County Fair Office for 50 years, worked at Pump N Pantry for 12 years, and drove for R & A for 7 years. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She loved playing piano and playing 10 pt. pitch with her card clubs.
She is survived by her husband Don of York; her children: Diane (Dr. Bradley) Braasch of York, Becky (Allen) Pieper of York, Nancy Miller of York, Jon (Jodi Norris) Mason of Flagstaff, AZ, and Tom (Keri) Mason of Omaha; and grandchildren: Alan (Lisa Lynch) Steube and daughter Eva of York, Katie (Lawrence Herzog) Braasch and children Preston and Eliot of Olathe, KS, Tara Homolka and children Whitley, Wylder, and Wryker of York, Ted Braasch and fiancÚ Amanda Daugherty and son Preston of Lincoln, NE, Conor Mason of Omaha, and Ryan (Sarah) Micek and daughter Alice of Omaha.
She is also survived by her brother Robert (Bonnie) Heiden of York and sister Darlene (Richard) Holm of Overland Park, KS.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and her father and mother in law Clarence and Marie Mason.
Memorial services were held at 10:00 AM, Thursday, April 20, 2017 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in York with the Reverend Ben Kaiser officiating. Inurnment was in Greenwood Cemetery, York. Eldene has been cremated. Memorials may be directed to the church.
Condolences may be emailed to Metz Mortuary Messages will be given to the family.