George Maas, of Brook Park, passed away on Saturday, February 28, 2009 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. He was 68 years old.
A FUNERAL MASS will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, March 4, 2009 at the Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church of Braham with Fr. Zimmer and Deacon Tom Pinataro presiding. VISITATION will be from 4-8pm on Tuesday, March 3rd at the Rock Ingebrand Funeral Home of Braham. INTERMENT will be in the Brook Park Cemetery.
George Joseph Maas, Brook Park, MN, formerly of Fridley, passed away on February 28, 2009, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. George was 68 years old.
George was preceded in death by an infant son, Ralph, his parents Walter and Frances, sister Irene, and his beloved hunting partner, Bell.
George was born January 13, 1941, at the Swedish Hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Walter and Frances (Fremouw) Maas. George was a graduate of De La Salle, Class of 1959. He met the love of his life, Karin (Heil), while on active duty for the United States Air Force, stationed in Germany. They married November 16, 1963.
George is survived by his wife of 45 years, Karin, children Thomas, Andrew (Sherri), Rick (Candi) and Heidi; grandchildren Melanie, Bethany, Mitchell, Hunter, Jacob and Jordyn, as well as brothers Frank (Kathy), Walt (Heather) and sisters Jean (Jim), Maria, Alice (George), Gloria, sister-in-law Lare Creter and many nieces and nephews.
George was an avid hunter and loved to make things grow. Produce, including pumpkins, potatoes, onions and beans were his specialty. Many times he could be found puttering in the fields on his beloved Moline tractor, taking the grandkids on tractor rides and teaching the grandkids how to drive the tractors. He will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Grandpa, we know you are enjoying your extended tractor ride with your faithful companion Bell.
A Funeral Service were held at 11:00am on Wednesday, March 4, 2009 at the Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church of Braham with celebrants Fr Nicholas Zimmer and Deacon Tom Pinataro. Music provided by Joni Nelson. Casket bearers were Mike Maas, David Maas, Steve Maas, Melanie Maas, Mitchell Maas, Jacob Maas, Hunter Maas, and Jordyn Maas. Interment at the Brook Park Catholic Cemetery.