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MAAS, Henry 1912-1981


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/6/2013 at 14:31:18

Family, Friends Mourn Passing Of Henry Maas

Henry Maas passed away early Tuesday morning, August 4, at the Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo due to heart failure. He had been a patient at the hospital since July 13th. He reached the age of 69 years, six months and 29 days.

Funeral services were held on Friday, August 7, 1981, at 1:30 p.m. at the St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, northeast of Wellsburg. Rev. Cranston Gesell officiated at the services. Mrs. Eldon Harms and Mrs. Lavern VanHeiden sang two duet selections. Mrs. Frank Meyeraan, Jr. was organist and accompanist for the ladies' duet. Flower attendants were Mrs. Tyle Huisman and Mrs. Reka Gronewold. Pall bearers were Roger Gast, Dean Bright, Jerry Farmer, Greg Moore, Richard Ross, and Leonard Schmidt. The interment service was held at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church cemetery. Arrangements were by Doyen Funeral Home.

Henry Maas was born on a farm north of Wellsburg on January 5, 1912, the son of Harry and Sara (Olthoff) Maas and attended the rural school in the area. On January 4, 1935, he was married to Grace Ross at Wellsburg. Following their marriage they lived in Wellsburg. In 1945 they moved to the Maas Home-Place farm north of Wellsburg. On November 1, 1962 they moved to town. Mrs. Maas passed away December 16, 1962. On June 26, 1970 Henry was married to Jane Ackerman, and they made their home in Wellsburg.

Henry worked for Ross & Purvis Implement Shop from 1962 to 1975 as a mechanic and then retired due to ill health.

He was a longtime member of the St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church of Wellsburg.

Preceding him in death were: his parents, his first wife, Grace, two sisters, Mrs. Leonard (Marie) Schmidt and an infant sister.

Survivors include: his wife, Jane Maas; one daughter, Mrs. William (Barbara) Fisher of Marshalltown; two sons, Gary Maas of Wiesbaden, Germany; Harry Maas of New York City, New York; six step-children, William Kienzle of Redondo Beach, California, Mrs. Roger (Mary) Gast of Cedar Falls, Mrs. Dean (Sandra) Bright of Steamboat Rock, Mrs. Greg (Joan) Moore of Sioux City, Steven Kienzle of Abilene, Texas, Mrs. Jerry (Miekka) Farmer of Eldora; six grandchildren; 10 step-grandchildren; six sisters, Mrs. John (Florence) Tjaden of Steamboat Rock, Mrs. Jennie Etjen of Wellsburg, Mrs. Mabel Weichers of Wellsburg, Mrs. Joe (Lillian) Cervetti of Steamboat Rock, Mrs. Willard (Wyone) Ross of Wellsburg, Mrs. John (Harriet) Burns of Steamboat Rock; and many other relatives and friends.

--newspaper clipping, source unknown


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