John David Mason, 44, Crystal Lake, died Thursday April 12, 2018.
He was born Oct. 29, 1975, in Wooster, Ohio, and moved to Woodstock with his family in 1989. After graduating from Woodstock High School in 1994, he attended Winona State University, where he met the love of his life, Michelle. He graduated from Winona State University in 1998 with a degree in criminal justice.
On July 28, 2001, John and Michelle were married, and on June 4, 2007, they welcomed their twins, Natalie Christine and Zachary David.
John received a teaching degree in 2003 and began work at Prairie Ridge High School, Crystal Lake, where he taught U.S. history, sociology and law. A sports fanatic, he took up coaching and found his passion and calling in life as a football and basketball coach for the Prairie Ridge Wolves.
He was preceded in death by two grandmothers, Florence Beyer and Almera Mason.
Survivors include his wife, Michelle Mason; a son, Zachary Mason; a daughter, Natalie Mason; his mother, Roberta Mason; his father and stepmother, Walter and Karen Mason; a sister and brother-in-law, Stephanie Mason-Dycha and Thomas Dycha; nieces, Kaylee and Riley Dycha, and Hadley Way; nephews, Peyton Dycha, Samuel Way and Dillion Beighton; his mother-in-law, Barbara Lellig; his father-in-law, Robert Beighton; and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Robert and Gwyn Beighton, and Isaac and Christine Way.
Visitation was April 16 at Davenport Family Funeral Home, Crystal Lake. A celebration of life was held April 17 at Prairie Ridge High School, Crystal Lake. Interment was private.
Memorial contributions may be given to the family for a memorial scholarship being set up in John’s name.
Arrangements were entrusted to Davenport Family Funeral Home and Crematory, Crystal Lake.