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Adele Maas 19 Apr 1912 - 09 Feb 2005


Posted By: Netha M Meyer (email)
Date: 2/17/2005 at 13:40:59

Adele Louise Duesing Maas, 92, a resident of the Monticello Nursing and Rehab Center, formerly of Cedar Rapids, died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2005, in the care center following a long illness. Services: 1 p.m. Saturday, Papich-Kuba Janeba Chapel West, by the Rev. Martin Marquardt of Concordia Lutheran Church. Burial: Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Conroy. Friends may call after 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral chapel.
Surviving are a daughter, Elda Joyner of East Moline, Ill.; and a son, Dale of Orlando, Fla.
Also surviving are 10 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; and a brother, William Schwarting.
Adele was born April 19, 1912, in Bremen, Germany, the daughter of Herman Duesing and Beke (Witte) Duesing Schwarting. She came to America with her mother and brother and they lived with her uncle, Henry F. Witte, and family. She attended the Lutheran School and as a teenager was employed as a bookkeeper by her Uncle Henry in the Boston Department Store in Williamsburg. Adele married Alfred Maas on Jan. 26, 1933, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Conroy. He died April 12,
1982. Following their marriage they farmed near Conroy. Moving to Cedar Rapids in 1956, Adele was employed in the fountain service at Killian's Department Store and as a bookbinder at Collins Radio Co.
Adele was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and belonged to the Ladies Aid Society of the church.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Monticello Nursing and Rehab Center.

Cedar Rapids, Gazette Communications, Inc.
Edition F, page 4B
11 February 2005


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