Richard A. “Dick” Maas
OTTAWA – Richard A. “Dick” Maas, 92, of Ottawa, passed away at 3:30 a.m. on Friday, January 7, 2022 at his residence. He was born December 1, 1929 in Ottawa to the late Lawrence and Agnes (Dinan) Maas. On October 2, 1954 he married Marie Wannemacher, she preceded him in death on January 28, 2016.
Dick is survived by five children: Michele (Mike) Kaufman of Ottawa, David (Mary) Maas of Pandora, Lisa (Larry) Siefker, James (Karen) Maas, both of Ottawa, and Jeffery (Terri) Maas of Bryan; seventeen grandchildren: Kyle Kaufman, Troy Kaufman, Kelly Kuhbander, Jon Maas, Ben Maas, Brandy Hamel, Brad Siefker, Ashley Siefker, Parker Maas, Monica Wenzinger, Robin Maas, Jordan Maas, Alexsie Maas, Aleah Maas, Alivia Maas, Tiffany Thomas, and Brittany Geren; thirteen great-grandchildren: Elise, Avery, Nolan, Bryce, Lyla, Remy, Abby, Emma, Addy, Thomas, Judson, Kaydie, Kolbee, Cashe, Kendyl, Taitym, Maddie, Jacie, Cason, and Baby Wenzinger on the way; a sister: Mary Catherine Siefker of Ottawa; and a sister-in-law: Betty Wannemacher of Ottawa.
He is preceded in death by three sisters: Ruth (Vic) Bellman, Maxine (Norbert) Lammers, Beatrice (Robert) Meyer; a brother: Don (Julie) Maas; an infant brother: John; in-laws: Tom Siefker, Justin (Alice) Wannemacher, Carl (Georgianna) Wannemacher, Dolly (Vern) Schroeder, and Romie Wannemacher.
He was a 1948 graduate of Glandorf High School. Dick was an Army Veteran, serving during the Korean War. He worked at Ford Motor Company, Lima Engine Plant, doing gage repair for 33 years. He was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Ottawa. Dick was also a member of the Ottawa VFW Post 1942, the Ottawa American Legion Post 63, Leipsic Rod and Gun, UAW 1219, as well as the Ottawa Eagles. He also served on the Ottawa Legion Honor Guard and was an Amateur Radio Operator WB8YHO. Dick loved being outside. He enjoyed gardening, mowing, fishing and golf. On June 21, 1983 he shot a hole in one at Springbrook Golf Course. Dick had a strong faith in God, he taught all of his kids the power of prayer.
Funeral Mass will be held on at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, January 10, 2022 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Ottawa with Father Scott Kramer officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with military rites by the Ottawa VFW and American Legion. A visitation will be held Monday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the Mass at the church.
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