Brother Henry (Hank) J. Prosser Recognized as a 65-Year Masonst

posted Oct 17, 2012, 5:23 AM by WMLodge 208



During the opening moments of the lodge at the October 12 Stated Meeting, Brother
Henry Jennings Prosser, Jr., was introduced, and after his history as a Mason was reviewed,
Worshipful Master George Roesel presented him with a certificate and pin from the Grand
Lodge of Illinois Masons honoring him as a 65-Year member of the fraternity.
 (Brother Prosser has actually been a Mason for more than 66 years.)

Mr. Hank Prosser submitted a petition for the degrees of Masonry on May 6, 1946. It
was signed by Brothers Lester J. Stevens, Charles Cracraft, and John J. Homolka. After the
lodge officially received his petition on May 8, Brothers George D. Davenport, Waldo (John)
M. Weaver, and Dale S. Montgomery were assigned to investigate Prosser. They recommended him for membership, and he was elected to receive the Masonic degrees in Wilmington Lodge on June 12, 1946.

Two weeks later, on June 26, Mr. Prosser was initiated as an Entered Apprentice. On
July 10, he was passed to the degree of Fellowcraft and on July 20 was raised to the Sublime
Degree of Master Mason.

Since that time Brother Prosser has been a good and faithful member of our lodge.
Congratulations, Hank! Your life as a Mason has been an example for all of us to follow.

Wilmington Masonic Lodge No. 208 recognized Henry (Hank) J. Prosser, Jr., as a 65-year
member of the fraternity at its October business meeting. Pictured above are (left to right)
Worshipful Master George Roesel, Brother Prosser, and Past Masters Bill Locke and Lee
Springer. Brother Prosser, who was raised as a Master Mason in Wilmington Lodge on July 20, 1946, holds the certificate from the Illinois Grand Lodge that honors him for his long and faithful service to the fraternity. Prosser and his wife Marian live in Wilmington.