Bro. Gene Middleton

Brethren, our Brother Gene Middleton has joined the Grand Lodge in Heaven.  Bro. Gene was known for his devotion to duty and volunteer work at the VA Hospital in Leavenworth.  He will be missed by those who knew him most and shared in his enthusiasm and love of life.  He always maintained a strong and cheerful spirit regardless of his many stays and visits to the Hospital during his illnesses.

Bro. Gene’s funeral service will be held at the Davis Funeral Chapel, 531 Shawnee St., Leavenworth, KS 66048 at 7 pm, Friday, January 2, 2015.    A Masonic service by Hancock Lodge #311 is planned during the service.

A private cemetery service will be held for family members only at a later date at Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery where Gene’s wife was buried.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Gene’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association ( or to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (  A donation can be left at, or mailed to, the Davis Funeral Chapel for distribution as you request.

More information will be disseminated as it becomes available and will be posted on the Hancock Lodge # 311’s website.

The minister of the Lansing United Methodist Church will be assisting with the service.

Gene’s full obituary should be available on the Davis Funeral Chapel website (

Please keep his family in your prayers.


Stated Meeting and Annual communications Trestle Board

Stated Meeting Trestle Board for this event is listed below:

  • WM – WB Jose M. Marrero, Sr.
  • SW – Bro. Jerry Osborne
  • JW – Bro. Ross Perkins
  • Secretary- Bro. Barry Rimmey
  • Treasurer – RWB Mike Tavares, PM
  • SD – Bro. James Dahl
  • JD – Bro. Dan Brown
  • SS – Bro. Adam Shafer
  • JS – Bro. David Pretz
  • Chaplain – Bro. Steve Kempf
  • Tyler – WB Ron Pfeiffer, PM
  • Marshal – Bro. Joseph Rios
  • Almoner – WB Richard Nieman, PM


  • 6:00 PM – Refreshments
  • 7:00 PM – Open in the First Degree of Masonry
  • Consent Agenda discussion/approval (Items posted on the bulletin board for review)
    • Minutes approval (Posted by Signing-Book)
    • Bills and Communications
  • First time visitors
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Receipt of Petitions/Vote/Appoint Investigating Committees
  • Report on Investigating Committees/Vote/Set tentative
  • Reports of Standing Committees
    • Charity Committee (WM Jose M. Marrero) Sent Contribution to University of Missouri Talking Mule Debate team
  • Report on Special Committees
    • Membership Committee (WB Ron Pfeiffer, PM)
    • Boughton Memorial Hall Committee (RWB Herb Merrick, PM) 13 December 2014 Cleanup day in preparation for Installation
  • Old Business:
    • Commemorative Coin Project(WM Marrero, left 179)
    • Area 1, District 2 Meeting hosted by Hancock Lodge on 17 January 2015, 9:00am-4:00pm (approx.) Instructor will be RWB Vernon Clark.
  • New Business:
    • 2015 Officer Elections (count off, 50% + 1 to elect)
    • Motion to conduct Open Installation Ceremony
  • Good of the Order:
  • Sickness and Distress: Bro Gene Middleton
  • Remarks by First Time Visitors
  • Almoners Box: available for donations at the end of the meeting
  • Refreshments: Junior Warden
  • Wages: Senior Warden
  • Close in form on the First Degree