He was preceded in death by his father, Zach Melvin.
Mason was a student at Freeburg Elementary School, Freeburg, IL. He was a very happy, spirited child, full of energy, and will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Surviving are his mother, Christina Schmittling;
a brother, Gage Hallett;
grandparents, Dennis and Kim Schmittling of Freeburg, IL,
and Bob and Marilyn Bennett of Fairview Heights, IL;
great-grandparents, John and Barbara Bennett and John Latimer;
aunts and uncles, Eric Schmittling, Chasidy (David) Braunseis, Barbara Bennett (Gabriel Kimme), and Chris Williams;
and seven cousins, Madeline, Andrew, Gracie, and Olivia Williams, and Austin, Alyssa, and Mikayla Schmittling.
Memorials may be made in Mason’s memory at any Citizens Community Bank in care of Christina Schmittling or Eric Schmittling. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: A candlelight vigil will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, September 27, 2018, at the intersection of State Street and Oak Brook Drive in Freeburg. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, September 28, 2018, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, September 29, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 29, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home with Rev. Doug Hargrave officiating. Burial will follow the services.