MAAS, Henry 1883-1945
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 1/23/2015 at 21:39:34
Harry Maas Dies While Watching Horseshoe Game
Harry Maas died suddenly Sunday afternoon while watching a horseshoe pitching game on the grounds about St. Paul's Lutheran church of Shiloh township. Members of the church were gathered on the church grounds for a picnic. Mr. Maas had been playing, but he had finished his game and was watching others play when he received a heart attack, fell to the ground and breathed only a few times before he passed on. Dr. Ford was called at once but no aid he could give would help to revive him.
He had been afflicted with a weak heart for several years. Five years ago his doctor advised him to stop all hard work. In late years he had rented out the land on the farm and devoted his time to care of livestock. He was 62 years old last March.
Mr. Maas was born on a Colfax township farm March 26th, 1883, and grew up there. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. John Maas, early residents of Grundy county. He was married December 6, 1905, to Miss Sarah Olthoff. The couple began housekeeping on a farm and were on the farm during all of their married life. For several years they have been living on the Henry Olthoff farm two miles north of Wellsburg.
His older brother John died about two years ago from a heart attack while he was playing checkers and seated at a table at his home.
Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at the home and later at St. Paul's Lutheran church of which he had been a long-time member. The services were conducted by the local pastor, Rev. A. W. Malin. Burial was in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Surviving members of Mr. Maas' family are the wife, one son, Henry, and the daughters are Mrs. Leonard Schmidt, Mrs. John Tjaden, Waterloo, Mrs. Lee Etjen, Mrs. Conrad Weichers, Mrs. Lillian Cervette, Steamboat Rock, and Harriett who is at home. One brother and one sister survive. They are Ebbo Maas, Black Hawk county, and Mrs. Henry Ascher.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 9 August 1945, pg 9
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