Room of Remembrances

Passing of MIC Kerry Sluss, 1954-2021

Passing of MIC Kerry Sluss, 1954-2021

 Kerry Sluss
MIC Kerry Sluss
Past Most Illustrious Grand Master of Kentucky
March 4, 1954 - December 30, 2021

After a full and happy life dedicated to God, his family, and service to his community, Kerry Sluss passed away on Thursday, December 30, 2021. He will be deeply missed by his wife of 37 years, Marilyn, siblings Karen Sue Parsley, Donna (Don) LaCroix, Kevin (Emma) Sluss, many nieces and nephews for whom he was a father figure, and a multitude of friends. He is now enjoying a heavenly reunion with is mother, Irene White Sluss, father George E. Sluss and a brother Ronnie Sluss.

Born in Williamson, WV to a large and loving family, Kerry earned two college degrees a Bachelor of Arts and Applied Science from Morehead State University as a first generation college graduate. He was a talented musician who sang and played tambourine. He jokingly said that he joined a band to meet girls, a plan that paid off when he met Marilyn, the love of his life. Side-by-side they attended Advance Memorial United Methodist church and built their careers at the U.S. Postal Service until they retired together to dedicate more time to their charitable causes. Serving others was at the heart of everything Kerry did. He was a Past Master of Warfield Lodge #882 F&AM, a member of Greenup Lodge #89 F&AM, and all appendant bodies of the Masonic Orders, serving in various capacities. He earned countless honors over the years, including; 33 ° Mason, Most Illustrious Past Grand Master of the Grand Council of KY, and various other Masonic awards.

Kerry never talked about his accomplishments; he was a humble man with a servant’s heart. He would not only give someone in need the shirt off his back, he’d take off his shoes too. His constant smile and jovial nature made everyone he met feel like a friend. When he wasn’t focused on volunteer work, he enjoyed walks with his dog Tebow, cheering on the Wildcats, listening to classic rock, and the occasional nice cigar.

Kerry achieved in life what he set out to: He made the world better. His family encourages anyone who would like to celebrate his legacy to do the same by making a donation to Alzheimer’s Association; at 135 E Huron St # 120, Jackson Ohio 45640 or El Hasa Shrine Temple; P.O. Box 5190, Ashland, KY 41105 charities, in his honor.

Passing of MIC Robert K. A. Yaasi, 1940-2021

Passing of MIC Robert K. A. Yaasi, 1940-2021

Robert Yaasi
MIC Robert K. A. Yaasi
Past Most Illustrious Grand Master of the District of Columbia
April 10, 1940-September 10, 2021

Bro. Robert K. A Yaasi was initiated into Freemasonry on July 27, 1996. He was subsequently passed to the degree of Fellowcraft on August 24, 1996 and was later raised to the sublime degree as a master Mason on October 19, 1996 at Sojourner Kilwinning Lodge No. 1798 on the role of the Grand Lodge of District of Columbia. Bro. Robert Yaasi was a devoted and committed mason. He worked very hard in the craft and was an inspiration to all who he came across with in the lodge.

After several years at Sojourner Kilwinning lodge he decided to affiliate with Fiat Lux Lodge No. 1717. This is a lodge that does their work using the English ritual. Bro. Robert Yaasi being the Vibrant mason he was, and with the thrust for more masonic knowledge decided to affiliate with Joppa Lodge No. 35 under the role of the Grand Lodge of the District of Columbia.

He was a very studious and disciplined Mason, and this cultivated to Joppa lodge No.35 offering him the highest office that could be offered to any brother and that is the office of the Worshipful Master of the lodge on January 1, 2016. He performed his duties as Worshipful Master in an exemplary manner and was an envy to all within the Lodge.

Bro. Robert K. Yaasi, PM was a member of several masonic organizations. He was exalted into Royal Arch Masonry at Sojourner Kilwinning Chapter No. 17 in 2001. Also, he was greeted at Sojourner Kilwinning Cryptic Council No. 7 in 2007, Secretary of Fiat Lux Council No. 9 for many years and rose to the position of Grand Master of Cryptic Masons on March 11, 2017. Bro. Robert Yaasi, PM was also a member of Washington Commandery of Knights Templar of the District of Columbia.

On behalf of The Worshipful Master of Joppa Lodge 35, the Trice illustrious Master of Sojourner Kilwinning Council No. 7 and The Grand Master of Cryptic Mason of the Grand Council we would like to extend our profound sympathy to the family of our beloved brother, the Late Bro. Robert A. k Yaasi, PM. May he rest in peace and rise in Glory.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday November 21, 2021 at Trinity Episcopal Church from 1pm to 2pm. The church is located at 7005 Piney Branch Rd. NW in Washington, DC.

Passing of Delores "Dee" J. Anderson, 1932-2021

Passing of Delores "Dee" J. Anderson, 1932-2021

Dee Anderson
Delores "Dee" J. Anderson
1932-2021

Editor's Note: Dolores "Dee" Anderson was the wife of Most Puissant Companion Perry B. Anderson, General Grand Master 2002-2005.

Dolores “Dee” J. Anderson, 89, of Pierre, passed away Sunday, October 31, 2021. An Eastern Star Memorial Service will be held at 6 p.m., Thursday, November 4, 2021, at Feigum Funeral Home. A Celebration of her life will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, November 5, 2021, at Feigum Funeral Home with Pastor Craig Wexler officiating. Inurnment will take place at Black Hills National Cemetery in Sturgis. Dee’s Celebration of Life will be broadcast live at www.feigumfh.com.

Dee was born May 13, 1932, in Fruitdale, SD, to Howard “Skip” and Leah (Willman) Zink. Dee grew up in Lead, SD, and graduated from Provo High School. She married Perry B. Anderson on March 3, 1951, celebrating their 70th anniversary earlier this year. The couple moved to Pierre where they have resided since 1959. Dee was the Past Worthy Matron of Capital City Chapter 39 Order of the Eastern Star and Past Worthy Grand Matron of South Dakota.

Dee is survived by her husband Perry B. Anderson, son Greg (Deb) Anderson, daughter LeAnn Bruno, grandchildren: Anthony Bruno, Nicholas Bruno, Claire Anderson and Ian Anderson. She was preceded in death by her son Bruce Anderson in 1952 and son Steven Anderson in 2012.

Condolences may be conveyed to the family at www.feigumfh.com

Passing of RPC Warren Arthur Caruss

Right Puissant Companion Warren Arthur Caruss
Past Regional Deputy General Grand Master, General Grand Council of Cryptic Masons International
Past Most Illustrious Grand Master, Grand Council of Michigan

MIC CarussWarren Arthur Caruss
Past Regional Deputy General Grand Master
Past Most Illustrious Grand Master, Grand Council of Michigan

Right Puissant Companion Warren Arthur Carrus passed away on October 21, 2021 at the age of 75. Warren leaves behind the hundreds of companions and brothers that he mentored and shepherded through their masonic careers.

Warren was a long time member of the Grand Council Jurisprudence Committee. He served as Right Puissant Regional Deputy General Grand Master of the General Grand Council of Cryptic Masons International.  He was awarded the Columbian Medal and the Order of the Secret Vault from the General Grand Council Cryptic Masons International.

He was an Honorary Past Most Illustrious Grand Master of the Grand Council of Ontario and an Honorary Past Grand Commander Noah, of the Grand Lodge of Royal Ark Mariners of Ontario.

He was holder of the Order of the Purple Cross and an Associate Regent of the York Rite College of North America. He was awarded the Knights of York Grand Cross of Honour—1 quadrant.

Most Illustrious Companion Michael served the Grand Council of Michigan as Most Illustrious Grand Master in the year 2006—2007.

Past Master of Dimondale Lodge
Past High Priest of Grand Ledge Chapter #85
Past Thrice Illustrious Master Grand Ledge Council #63
Past Most Illustrious Grand Master of the Grand Council of Royal and Select Masons of the State of Michigan 2006-2007
Past Right Puissant Regional Deputy General Grand Master of the General Grand Council Cryptic Masons International
Past Commander of Charlotte Commandery (Now Lansing #25)
Past Sovereign Master of Ionic Council Allied Masonic Degrees #251
Past Governor of King Athelstan #47 York Rite Sovereign College of North America
Member of Trinity Council #36 Knight Masons
Member of Michigan College Societas Rosicruciana In Civitatibut Foederatus
Member of Michigan Priory Knight York Cross of Honor
Held Knight York Grand Cross of Honor - 1 quadrant