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Erie Cemetery History Project

Rene O. Masscho (1917-1993)

This obituary marked the passing of Rene O. Masscho, who died Nov. 7, 1993.

Services for Rene Oscar Masscho, 75, of Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas, formerly of Erie, will be held 10 a.m. Friday, November 12, at St. Ambrose Catholic church, Erie. Burial will be in Erie Cemetery.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 11, from 5 to 8 p.m.. at the Gibson Fueneral Home, Erie with a Rosary at 8 p.m.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American heart Association.

Mr. Masscho died Sunday, November 7, at his home.

He was born November 18, 1917, in Erie, the son of Alfons and Erma Wyckhuys Masscho. He married Bertha Boecher September 14, 1940, in Rapids City.

He had farmed in the Erie area for 17 years and retired from Moline Forge Company in 1981. he and his wife moved to Horseshoe Bend in 1986.

He was a 4th Degree Member of the Bishop Albert Fletcher Council No. 1841 Knights of Columbus, a member of the Illinois Club, St. Mary of the Mount Catholic Church, past president of the local chapter of the A.A.R.P., president of the Eagles Club, and president of the Democratic Club, all of Horseshoe Bend. He was a charter member of the Erie Ambulance Service, a former member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Erie; and a former member of the National E.M.T. Association.

Survivors include his wife; daughters, Hope Roos of Rock Island, Faith Clark of Hillsdale, and Laurene Scholfield of East moline; sons, Paul of Erie and Dale of Fenton; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren;two step great-grandchildren; and a sister, Margaret VanQuakebeke of Annawan.

Information from Teresa Masscho Heilman