Mason Frederick Tiedgen, 10


Funeral service for Mason Frederick Tiedgen, 10-year-old son of Joshua and Erin (Viers) Tiedgen, of Lyons formerly of Meadow Grove, was held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, February 16, 2024 at the St. John Lutheran Church in Battle Creek. Private family burial will be at a later date. Visitation was from 4:00-7:00 p.m., Thursday, also at St. John Lutheran Church. Celebration of Mason's life will be held from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 24, at the Lyons City Auditorium in Lyons, NE. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to the family for a later designation to be made in memory of Mason. Mason entered his heavenly home surrounded by family on Sunday, February 11, 2024, at Franciscan Healthcare in West Point, NE. Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk was in charge of the arrangements.
Mason was born on Thursday, December 12, 2013 to Joshua Frederick and Erin Leigh (Viers) Tiedgen. Mason was baptized into the body of Christ by Pastor Wright on January 10, 2017, at St. John Lutheran Church in Battle Creek, NE. His sponsors were Kodee (Viers) Bieker, Katelyn Brauer, and Richard O. Brauer.
Mason was currently in the fourth grade at Lyons-Decatur Northeast Schools. His favorite subject was art and he had made so many new friends since the start of the school year. Mason had previously attended school at Elkhorn Valley Schools and St. John Preschool.
Mason lived up to his nickname “Hurricane.” He was a charismatic, adventurous, energetic, and handsome boy. His smile was contagious, and his eyes were piercing blue. Mason had a love for the outdoors. He enjoyed camping, boating, and most of all outdoor adventures. He made many great memories camping with his family and working with his dad in the garage. Mason also loved to play baseball, make art out of clay, and draw Minecraft figures. He enjoyed riding his bike and four-wheeler, but his top loves were his dogs Sitka and Remington, his grandma’s cat Doorknob, reading freestyle poems, and playing video games. His favorite video games were Minecraft and Super Mario Wonders. Mason’s favorite animals were the wolf and axolotl.
Mason is survived by his parents Joshua and Erin (Viers) Tiedgen; brother Colton Tiedgen; paternal grandparents Fred and Dolores (Latzel) Tiedgen; maternal grandparents Steve and Bev (Mason) Viers; maternal great grandparents Gail and Ken Viers, aunts and uncles Kevin and Joleen (Tiedgen) Zohner, Tom Tiedgen, James and Michaela (Nau) Brauer, Richard O. and Marisa (Nau) Brauer, Kendra (Tiedgen) and Hannah Haynes-Green, Nicholas and Valerie (Tiedgen) Sovereign, Tyler Viers and Kenzie Penny, and Dylan and Kodee (Viers) Bieker; cousins Zachary Zohner, BriAnna Zohner, Mya Zohner, Izabel Tiedgen, Lillian Tiedgen, Andrew Tiedgen, Vincent Tiedgen, Sophia Tiedgen, Benjamin Tiedgen, Katelyn Brauer, Ryan Brauer, Richard F. Brauer, Caleb Brauer, Tiberius Haynes, Gabriel Sovereign, Connor Sovereign, Alexander Sovereign, Baylee Viers; his beloved dogs Sitka and Remington, and all extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by his paternal great grandparents, Bob and Mary (Rouse) Tiedgen, Ronnie and JoAnn (Doud) Timm, Clarence Latzel; maternal great grandparents Eugene Mason and Stan Manske and Ella Mae (Schmit) Mason-Manske, and close family friend Ray Johansen. Casket bearers were Dylan Bieker, Tyler Viers, Richard Brauer, James Brauer, Kevin Zohner, Nicholas Sovereign, and Tom Tiedgen. Condolences may be expressed to the family on-line at