The roll of the workmen has been called, and one Master Mason, Illustrious Brother Tom Winbigler, has not answered to his name. He has laid down the working tools of life and with them has left that mortal part for which he no longer has use. His labors here below have taught him to divest his heart and conscience of the vices and superfluity of life, thereby fitting his mind as a living stone for that spiritual building, that house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. Strengthened in his labors here by faith in God, and confident of expectation of immortality, he has been granted admission to the Celestial Lodge above. His Brethren mourn the passing of a great man and Mason.
Illustrious Brother Thomas Duane Winbigler, 33° (Teacher/Coach) was born on December 9, 1924 in Longview, Washington. He was a member of McKenzie River Lodge #195 and received the Hiram Award in 1998, he was an Honorary Past Master. He received the 32° on May 4, 1985 in the Eugene Valley Scottish Rite. He was Invested KCCH on October 18, 1993, Coroneted Inspector General Honorary 33° October 3, 2001, and in Portland on November 3, 2001. He was also a member of Al Kader Shrine. He died on February 2, 2018 in Eugene, Oregon.
His funeral will be at 10 am on Tuesday the 6th of February at Musgrove Mortuary 225 S. Danebo in Eugene.