Esther D. Mason (nee Frederick)

April 7, 1926 – Oct. 11, 2013

Esther D. Mason (nee Frederick), 87, of Alderly, passed away Friday, Oct. 11, 2013.

Esther was born April 7, 1926, to Emil and Lisetta (nee Krubsack) Frederick in Lebanon. On May 20, 1951, she married Milton Mason. Her and Milton farmed together in the Town of Ashippun. Esther was an active member of St. Olaf’s Church, where she teamed together with other members sending hundreds and thousands of quilts and blankets around the world for Lutheran World Relief.

Esther is survived by her children, Yvonne (Ray) Werth of Lebanon and Glenn (Elaine) Mason of Alderly; grandchildren, Paul (Kim) Werth, Yvett (Kevin) Collopy, Dr. Julie Mason and Amy Mason; great-grandchildren, Nathanael, Joshua, Bethany and Lily Werth; a sister, Lenora Jagow; a sister-in-law, Marion Horst; along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Esther was preceded in death by her husband, Milton; her parents; five sisters, Anna Schmidt, Sarah Schoenike, Alma Thurow, Evelyn Bucholtz and Madline Tremain; and three brothers, Walter, Leonard and Raymond Frederick.

Visitation for family and friends will be from 9:30 a.m. until the 11:30 a.m. funeral service today, Oct. 17, at St. Olaf’s Church, W653 Roosevelt Road, Rubicon, WI 53078. Burial will follow at St. Oalf’s Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to St. Olaf’s Mortgage Fund or to a charity of one’s choice.

Pagenkopf Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 567-4457 or visit