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King Oscar Lodge # 855, A. F. & A. M.

King Oscar Lodge #855
Ancient, Free & Accepted Masons
5418 W Gale St, Chicago IL 60630

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The Officers and Members Welcome You to
King Oscar Lodge Number 855 A. F. & A. M.


Where Friday Night Craftsman have been working for over 100 years


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Officers: 2016-2017

Deondre Bedgood
Worshipful Master
Alex Henriquez
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Robert Bakkern
Junior Warden
WB Joel McCloskey
RWB Russell E Johnson
Cleophus Lee
Alex Henriquez
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Benjamin Dieterich
Junior Deacon
Edward Smith
Senior Steward
Patrick John
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Sam Hawari
Earl Heppner, PM

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February 18th – Illinois Masonic Academic Bowl 8:30 AM
We sponsor Hoffman Estates High School, 8:30 am, Located at Fremd High School, Palatine, Illinois

Come on out and support the team

February 24th Special Meeting

March 10th Stated Meeting Special Presentation
March 24th Special Meeting
(March Madness) Wear your favorite College Team Shirt.
April 14th Stated Meeting Lodge Education
April 28th Special Meeting Honor Our Elders Night
May 12th Stated Meeting –
Wear your favorite baseball Jersey
May 24th Special Meeting
June 9 Stated Meeting
June 23rd Special Meeting


IL-CHIP - The Child Identification Program run by Illinois Freemasons

January 2017 Temple Topics

February 2017 Temple Topics


Dinner's start at 6:30pm. Meeting start at 7:30 pm at Jefferson Masonic Temple, 5418 Gale Street, Chicago, Illinois, on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month.

King Oscar Lodge was chartered in 1898 and given the name of the then King of Sweden and Norway, Oscar II. Since then, King Oscar has always been a place "where true Masonic brotherhood flourishes."

“His Majesty, King Oscar II, Our Most Worshipful Master,
Has with pleasure given his consent to name your
Worshipful St. Jon Lodge King Oscar Lodge.
-Masonic Temple
- Stockholm, November 23, 1899
- Grand Lodge of Sweden

"Freemasonry is an organized society of men symbolically applying the principles of operative masonry and architecture to the science and art of character building. Its purpose is to improve the community through the improvement and strengthening of the character of the individual man."


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