Joseph L. Maas
Joseph L. Maas, age 61, of Faribault, died on Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at his home.
Visitation will be held at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault, on Sunday, February 28, 2010 1 to 3 p.m. with a prayer service at 3 p.m. with the Reverend David E. Brown officiating.
Joseph Lawrence, the son of Lawrence and Angeline (Jensen) Maas, was born on January 4, 1949 in Faribault. He married Deanna Jandro on October 9, 1971 in Faribault and they were later divorced. Joseph currently worked for Apple Valley Ready Mix for over 30 years. He was a member of Teamsters Union and a member of the Rice County Radio Control Flyers.
He was survived by his three children, Trevor Maas of Rosemount, Keri (and Mike) Adams of Faribault, and Angie Maas of Northfield; their mother, Deanna Maas of Faribault; three grandchildren, Spencer and Olivia Adams and Hunter Thomas; three sisters, Lori Sevcik of Faribault, Carol (and Craig) Schoenecker of Lakeville and Rosie (and Denny) Peterson of Eagan; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
To the Maas Family- I'm very sorry for your loss. I worked with Joe at AVR, and although I didn't see him all that often (I work out of the Maple Grove plant), I could always count on a good story or a laugh when we met up. He was the kind of guy that would always brighten your day. He will be missed.
To Trevor and the rest of the famil, thoughts about Joe. What can I say, he was a wonderful man, father, grandpa, person. I think about memories and so many come to mind. Yet this one sticks out a bit more for me. I was a "hugger" person and always said goodbye with a hug and after time he was use to this and alway gave a big hug back. Then one day I was going to leave said and didn't give him the hug, was just saying goodbye and he was like hmm... hello, where is my hug?? It made me smile and laugh, I said I am sorry Joe, and gave him a big hug goodbye. He was a good man and I have some very nice memories of my ex father in-law. He was to young to go and he will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers go to the family. Kim
Dear Keri, Angie, and kids, My deepest sympathy goes out to you all with the loss of "Papa Joe". We are never prepared for these difficult times in our lifes. May the wonderful memories of a father and grandfather give you comfort during this time. Always know I am here for you. You are all in our prayers. Amy Schak
Keri, Angie, and kids, My heart goes out to you at this time as you deal with the loss of "Papa Joe". Noone is ever prepared for these difficult times in our lives. Your kids have great memories with their papa and that is something they will cherish always. If you need anything at all please know that we are here you all. You and your families are in our prayers. With great sympathy, Amy
What moves through us is a silence, a quiet sadness, a longing for one more day, one more word, one more touch, we may not understand why you left this earth so soon, or why you left before we were ready to say good-bye, but little by little, we begin to remember not just that you died, but that you lived. And that your life gave us memories too beautiful to forget. Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear, just know that you are very close in every thought and prayer.