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Fulton Lodge FC Inspection, January 27

Merry Christmas from your 5th District Grand Lodge Officers

Bryan Lodge 215 Holds their Officer Installation - December 4

In addition to the officer installation, two 50 year awards were presented by MWB Charlie Murphy. 

5th District 2022 Inspection Schedule

NOTE: Inspections in RED are restricted to lodge members and inspection officers only.

  • Bryan lodges inspection is rescheduled for the 18th of February due to the weather conditions.
  • Sherwood has been rescheduled to March 11
  • Hicksville has been rescheduled to February 25
  • Sycamore has been rescheduled to March 19
  • Edon has been rescheduled to March 25
Lodge Number Date Time Dinner Refresh/After Degree DDGM DEO
Fulton 248 1/27 7pm   Yes FC Lyne Parsons
Wauseon 349 1/28 7pm 6pm   MM Pacak Parsons
Bryan 215 2/18 7pm   Yes EA Pacak Parsons
Omega 564 2/24 7pm   Yes FC Lyne Seabolt
Hicksville 478 2/25 7pm   Yes MM Pacak Seabolt
Liberty Center 518 3/4 7pm   Yes EA Pacak Seabolt
Sherwood 620 3/11 7pm   Yes MM Lyne Parsons
Napoleon 256 3/18 7pm 6pm   EA Pacak Seabolt
Sycamore 520 3/19 9am   Yes FC Lyne Parsons
Edon 474 3/25 7pm   Yes MM Lyne Seabolt


Tri-State York Rite Festival 2022

Tri-State York Rite Festival 2022
49 th Consecutive Year
State contacts to assist you:

Indiana: Mike Anderson 260-319-0586
Ohio: Ken Crouch 419-460-0296
Michigan: Don Trumbull 734-775-4045

Candidates welcome
from Indiana, Ohio and Michigan
Saturday, February 26, 2022 Angola, IN Lodge
35 S. Public Square, Angola, IN 46703
Chapter and Council Degrees conferred
Saturday, March 5, 2022 – Jackson-Coolidge, MI Lodge
355 Napoleon Road, Michigan Center, MI (Near Jackson)
Commandery Orders conferred
Degrees to start at 9:00 AM each Saturday.
More instructions, registration and other details to be sent later
Save the dates!! Help pass the word, copy, post and/or distribute this notice

Obituary: Calvin Z. Worden - Hicksville No. 478

Calvin Z. Worden, 96, of Hicksville, Ohio passed away Tuesday, October 12, 2021, at Community Memorial Hospital, Hicksville, with his family by his side. Calvin was born December 16, 1924, in Allen County, Indiana, son of the late Harry L. and Edna C. (Zuber) Worden. He was a 1942 graduate of Hicksville High School. Calvin married Mildred “Millie” Lake in November 1946 in Mishawaka, Indiana and she preceded him in death on August 19, 2010. He worked as a test driver in the engineering department at International Harvester until his retirement. He previously owned gas stations where he worked as a mechanic. Calvin also worked at Stan Pepple Motors as a mechanic. Calvin was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Hicksville. He was a member of the Hicksville Masonic Lodge #478- Blue Lodge, Chapter Temple and Scottish Rite, Hicksville Eagles Aerie 2556, and a longtime board member of the Crippled Children and Adult Society. In his free time, Calvin enjoyed golfing, bowling, traveling, and going to horse races. He especially cherished his time with his family at family get togethers and going out to eat. 

Surviving are four daughters, Cathy Dull of Hicksville, DeDe (Paul) Walters of Hicksville, Susie (Rick) Adams of Edgerton, and Bev (Steve) Burns of Edgerton; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; 16 great-great-grandchildren. Calvin was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Millie; two great-grandchildren, Kayla Willison, and Benton Stuckey; three sisters, Florence Trostel, Rose Hart, and Garnet McCoy; two brothers, Charles Worden, and Robert Worden.

Visitation for Calvin will be held Friday, October 15, 2021, from 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home, 706 North Main Street, Hicksville. Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 16, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Jim Spears officiating. Interment will follow in Scipio Cemetery, Harlan, Indiana. 

The family asks those remembering Calvin to make memorial contributions to The Ladies of Trinity-Trinity United Methodist Church or The Crippled Children and Adult Society. 

Fifth District Lodges Hold Outdoor MM Degree

Thanks to the brothers of Fulton, Liberty Center, Napoleon, and many others for a wonderful MM degree last Saturday Morning.

Lee E Kallsen of Edgerton, Ohio | 1936 - 2021 | Obituary

Lee E. Kallsen, age 84, of Edgerton, Ohio, passed away at 4:00 P.M. on Thursday, June 17, 2021, in his home after an extended illness. Mr. Kallsen was a veteran of the United States Navy serving from 1955-1959 as an electrician. Throughout his work career Lee worked for B.F. Goodrich, was a manager of special projects at Automation Devices Incorporated, sold life insurance for Prudential, was a manufacturers representative, and then started his own business, Kallsen Associates, which he retired from in 2014. He was active in Masonic life as a member of Hicksville Lodge #478, Zenobia Shrine of Toledo, and Bryan Chapter of Royal Arch Masons. He loved music and played guitar at Roosters in Butler, Indiana and later with the Tuesday Night Jammers for a number of years. He attended Emanuel United Methodist Church near Edgerton.
Lee E. Kallsen was born on September 26, 1936, in Cumberland, Wisconsin, the son of Leonard R. and Hazel M. (Smith) Kallsen. He married Mary Lou Kelley on January 13, 1962, in Hicksville, Ohio, and she survives.
Surviving in addition to his wife are three sons, David (Janet) Kallsen, Tony (Jennifer) Kallsen, and Wesley Kallsen; three grandchildren; one brother, Carl Kallsen; two half brothers, Leonard Kallsen, and Jack Kallsen; and two half sisters, Eva and Carol. He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Cindy Lou Kallsen, two sisters, Jean Friend and “Ronnie” Shipman; and a half sister, Florence Foust.
Visitation will be held on Monday, June 21, 2021, from 3:00-7:00 P.M. in the Krill Funeral Home, 114 East Hull Street, Edgerton, followed by masonic services at 7:00 P.M. Services will be held on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, at 11:00 A.M. in the Krill Funeral Home, Edgerton, with Pastor Tom Ketzler officiating. The family will also receive visitors for one hour prior to the service beginning at 10:00 A.M. in the funeral home.
Following services all are invited to the Knight of Columbus Hall in Edgerton for a time of food, fellowship and music.
Memorials are requested to Community Health Professionals Home Heath and Hospice
Hospice Care, Shiner’s Hospitals or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Calling all Masonic Ham Radio Operators!

This contest is still very much in the early planning stages, but the brothers of Fulton Lodge 248 have marked a date they want to attempt this on. September 25, 2021 will be the first ever (that we know of) Masonic Lodges on the Air contest, a.k.a. CQ More Light!

The goal is simple, activate (e.g., set up a temporary HAM Radio station and antenna) as many Masonic Lodges as possible and try to log a QSO/Contact with them.  More rules and scoring will be forthcoming, but for now, know that the date for this is intended to be the Saturday of (or immediately following) the Autumnal Equinox. You do not need to be a Freemason to participate in this contest, in fact, we would encourage any Masonic Lodge to open their doors (or property) to host an event with local HAMs or maybe even coordinate an Open House for the same day. 

Keep checking back as we expand into Social Media and provide further content related to the upcoming contest.

Grand Master First Responder Challenge Coin

Brothers all, MWB Dickerscheid has created a commemorative challenge coin as a fundraiser for the Veterans and First Responders Fund. These Challenge Coins are 1 ¾” dia. and feature Military and First Responders on one side and our Grand Master’s theme “Use the Tools” on the other. The cost is $20 and your DDGMs have a limited supply of them! Be sure to contact Bill Pacak or Larry Lyne for yours while their supplies last.  This goes to a good cause.


District Deputy Grand Masters
R.W.B. Martin Lawrence
Sycamore Lodge #520
R.W.B. James E. Parsons
Liberty Center Lodge #518
District Education Officers
W.B. Dennis Richardson
Wauseon Lodge #349
W.B. Craig Szczublewski
Fulton Lodge #248
District Advisor
R.W.B. Robert R. Rettig
Napoleon Lodge #256
District Education Chair
R.W.B. Robert "Joe" Stotler
Hicksville Lodge #478
W.B. Josh Chapin
Edon Lodge #474
1st Vice President
W.B. Dennis Richardson
Wauseon Lodge #349
2nd Vice President
James Hanna, Jr
Omega Lodge #564
W.B. Craig Szczublewski
707 Main St
Delta, OH 43515
Fulton Lodge #248
R.W.B. Douglas W. Eis
Napoleon Lodge #256
District Membership Chairman
R.W.B. Larry Kujawa
Wauseon Lodge #349
W.B. Craig Szczublewski
Fulton Lodge #248