GEORGE JOSEPH MAAS

g-maas-webphoto.jpgGeorge 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.

8 guestbook entries for GEORGE JOSEPH MAAS

  1. Bob, Sandy and Jessica Bongaarts March 2, 2009 at 10:12 pm #

    Tom and family, our deepest sympathy to you and your family. If there is anything we can do, please don’t hesistate to ask. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.
    God Bless, Bob, Sandy and Jessica Bongaarts

  2. Lou Klemz March 3, 2009 at 8:39 am #

    Karin;
    So sorry for your loss. You have our sympathy
    Vern and Lou Klemz

  3. Lawrence & JoAnn Schmidt March 3, 2009 at 9:14 am #

    Karin and family,

    We’re so sorry for your loss. We really enjoyed visiting with George and you, coming out there to get pumpkins, the vegetables. Our prayers are with you through this difficult time. Give us a call if you need anything. Take care.

    Lawrence, JoAnn, Emma, Claira &LJ Schmidt
    Pine City, MN

  4. Janet M. (Olsen) Anweiler March 3, 2009 at 6:21 pm #

    Karen, May our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ give you and your family comfort and peace as you all go through these difficult days ahead. Having known George when I was your neighbor in Fridley, be assured George sits at the feet of Jesus as you celebrate his life and memory. God’s Blessings to you and the family.

    Janet M. (Olsen) Anweiler

  5. Dave-Shelly Brum March 4, 2009 at 12:47 am #

    We are very sorry for your loss. If there is anything we can do, let us know. Our prayers our with you through this difficut time.

  6. Herb and Judy Lennox March 4, 2009 at 9:17 am #

    Karin and family,
    Dear friend, you are in our prayers.
    We have so many special memories of George.
    We are thinking of you with deepest sympathy;
    our thoughts are with you and your family.
    God bless,
    Herb and Judy

  7. Chip Fuhrmann March 4, 2009 at 10:17 pm #

    Karin and family,
    I just learned about George passing. I knew him over the past 27 years attending the Demontreville retreat each March. He alsways enjoyed leading all the Men on Saturday afternoon Rosary. We will pray for your family next weekend. I am sure he will be with us in spirit.

    God Bless you all,

    Chip Fuhrmann
    Coordinator – March 12 weekend of the Demontreville Retreat

  8. Larkin & Hugh Kramber March 5, 2009 at 8:02 am #

    Tom,
    We are sorry to hear of your fathers passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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