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Carl A. Maas

August 15, 1932 March 9, 2019
Carl A. Maas
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Obituary for Carl A. Maas

Carl A. Maas, age 86, of Mapleton, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, March 9, 2019, at the Elmwood Care Center of Onawa, Iowa.

A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, March 15, 2019 at the St. John’s United Methodist Church of Mapleton, Iowa. Rev. Jena Manchester will officiate. Committal will follow in the Mount Hope Cemetery of Mapleton, Iowa. Military Rites will be conducted by the Loren Hollister Post No. 496 of the American Legion of Mapleton, Iowa. A Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., with a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, March 14, 2019, at the St. John’s United Methodist Church of Mapleton, Iowa. The Armstrong - Van Houten Funeral Home of Mapleton, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online www.armstrongfuneral.com.

Carl A. Maas, was born on August 15, 1932, in rural Ricketts, Iowa. He was one of three children born to sharecroppers Glenn and Marie (Zobel) Maas. He grew up around the Charter Oak and Mapleton area and attended rural country school.

In 1948, Carl was drafted into the United States Army during the Korean War. He served his country in Anchorage, Alaska. Carl returned home and served in the Army Reserves from 1951 to 1953 when he was honorably discharged.

After he returned home, Carl went into farming alongside his father Glenn. He met his future wife Jeanette B. “Susie” Spaulding at the Mapleton Lanes Bowling Alley. The couple later were united into marriage on December 19, 1961, in the St. Matthew Lutheran Church of Mapleton. Carl and Susie welcomed two children together, son Carl Allan “Hoss” and daughter Linda.

The family settled on a farm outside of Mapleton and Carl continued to farm. Throughout the years he was also employed by New Holland Implement of Mapleton, Westendorf Manufacturing of Smithland, and provided custom farming up until 2016.

Carl was an avid collector of John Deere memorabilia and enjoyed tinkering on tractors and farm equipment. He relished in taking trips with his friend Bill Hagerdon to numerous thersherman and antique shows. Carl was a 63 year member of the Loren Hollister Post No. 496 of the American Legion of Mapleton. He was a faithful member of the St. John’s United Methodist Church of Mapleton and a member of the Albert City Thersherman’s Club.

A devoted son, brother, father, grandfather and great - grandfather, it was easy to see family meant the world to Carl. He always made time to lend a helping hand, tell a story about the good ol’ days, and talk shop. His hardworking, gentle, generous, kind hearted ways will truly be missed.

Left to cherish his memory are his children Carl “Hoss” (Renae) Maas of Mapleton, IA and Linda Maas of Linn Grove, IA; grandchildren Tosha (Kirk) Bridgeman of Mapleton, IA, Brittany (Chad Schademan) Maas of Mapleton, IA, Derek (Izabel) Maas of Mapleton, IA, Danny (Terra) Evernham Sr., Climbing Hill, IA; great-grandchildren Addison Maas, Danny Evernham Jr., Brooke Bridgeman, Brantley Stadlander; sisters Betty Powell of Lawton, IA and Adeline Kienast of Minneapolis, MN; brother-in-law Roger (Lois) Spaulding of Battle Creek, IA; sister-in-law Ruth Hesse of Mapleton, IA; numerous niece, nephews, extended family and friends.

Carl was preceded in death by his parents Glenn and Marie Maas; wife of 50 years Susie Maas; sister-in-law Evelyn Wagner; brothers-in-law Jim Spaulding, Chuck Powell, and Val Kienast.


Previous Events

Visitation

Thursday

14

Mar

5:00 PM 3/14/2019 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 3/14/2019 7:00:00 PM
St. John's United Methodist Church

212 S 7th Street
Mapleton, Iowa 51034

Prayer Service 7:00 p.m.

St. John's United Methodist Church
212 S 7th Street Mapleton 51034 Iowa
United States

Funeral Service

Friday

15

Mar

10:00 AM 3/15/2019 10:00:00 AM
St. John's United Methodist Church

212 S 7th Street
Mapleton, Iowa 51034

St. John's United Methodist Church
212 S 7th Street Mapleton 51034 Iowa
United States
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