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(July 3, 1933 – September 28, 2011)

Carol J. Mason, 78, of Midland, was surrounded by her loving family when she died on Sept. 28, 2011 at Brittany Manor. Carol was born on July 3, 1933 in Williams Township, Bay County, to the late Rudolph and Erna (Weber) Raetz. On June 7, 1952 she married her sweetheart Donald Mason in Midland. Carol loved gardening, canning and cooking. She also loved her family camping trips and spending time with her grandchildren. Carol is survived by her husband Donald; daughter Sally (Tim) Guentensberger; sons, Scott (Deb) Mason, Greg (Denise) Mason; grandchildren, Catie (Nick) Brown, Nikki (Howard) Gossmeyer, Sara Mason, Greg Mason, Levi (Liz) Osterloh, April (Steve) Marsh, Tony Osterloh; 14 great grandchildren; sisters, Donna Raetz, Kathy Moe, Jan Christeon and her brother, Don (Lorraine) Raetz. Carol was predeceased by her brothers Ray and Dale. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, October 1, 2011 at Smith-Miner Funeral Home, 2700 W. Wackerly, with Rev. Dr. Charles Keyworth officiating. The family will receive friends at the Funeral Home on Friday, Sept 30, from 5 until 7 pm and on Saturday from 10:00 am until the time of the service. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Seasons Adult Day Services. Online condolences can be given at smithminer.com.