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Jim McKinley Mason

December 2, 2018

Jim McKinley Mason, 63, of La Crosse, passed away peacefully on November 27, 2018 at Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse after a long courageous battle with cancer.

He was born on October 18, 1955 in Detroit, MI to Bessie and William L. Mason.  He graduated from Logan High School and after attending Western Wisconsin Technical Institute, worked for 42 years at McLoone Metal Graphics.

Jim loved spending time with his many friends.  He liked to golf, play cards, and gather with friends watching sports and talking politics. Jim will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Jim is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Barb; sister, Joyce Mercer- Bjorge, of CO.; brothers, William (Lenore) Mercer of La Crosse, John Mason of CO.; mother in law, Mercedes (Leesa) Welch; sister in law, Kathy West of OK.; brothers in law, Don (Connie) Welch, Terry Welch, Andy Cardenas; nephews, Brandon, Eric; grand niece, Presley Welch.

He was preceded in death by his parents; infant brother, Tommy Earl Mason; brothers in law, Tim Welch, Jim Bjorge.

His family would like to thank the staff at Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse for their wonderful care of Jim and all his friends for their special love of Jim.

In keeping with Jim’s wishes, there will be no services.

Coulee Region Cremation Group is assisting the family.



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