Obit: Maass, Mary C. (1913 - 2008)

Contact: Audrey Roedl

Surnames: Maass, Tomac, Ozbolt, Adriano, Lookhoff, Lau, Miller, Larson, Perman, Speich, Meissner, Ison Bruesewitz, Hemersbach

----Source: Loyal TRG 28 May 2008

Maass, Mary C. (16 AUG 1913 - 23 MAY 2008)

Mary C. Maass, 94, Greenwood, died at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield, on Friday, May 23, 2008. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., on Wednesday, May 28, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Greenwood. The Rev. Joseph Follmar officiated. Burial followed in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers were her nephews, Jim Steffen, Allen Steffen, Bill Speich, Mike Speich, Dick Nerbun and John Meissner.

Mary Celia Tomac was born on Aug. 16, 1913, in Beaumont, Texas, to Anton and Julia (nee Ozbolt) Tomac. Shortly after her birth, her family moved to Greenwood and purchased a farm north of town. She was raised on the family farm and received her education at Hemlock School and St. Mary’s Catholic School. As a young woman, she worked for families in the Greenwood area, doing domestic work, milking, baby-sitting, or whatever was needed. She married Edward Maass on April 13, 1937, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Greenwood. They managed a farm for George Speich Sr. before purchasing her family’s farm. They retired from the farm in 1971, and moved to Withee. She worked at the Havenette Nursing Home, Owen, and took night classes to become a certified nursing assistant. Her husband, Ed. died on Jan. 20, 1982. She continued to live in Withee until moving to the Black River View Apartments, Greenwood, in 1995. She resided in Greenwood until entering the Clark County Health Care Center in November 2005. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and its St. Ann’s Society, and also volunteered at the Clark County Health Care Center. She had many interests, but especially enjoyed quilting, baking, gardening, sewing, canning, her chickens, and helping others.

She will be sadly missed by her daughter, Kathleen (Harmon) Lookhoff, Annandale, N.J.; eight grandchildren, Patrick (Amelia) Maass, Deanna (Miguel) Adriano, Suzanna (David) Lau, Melanie Lookhoff, James Lookhoff.Julie (Greg) Miller, Joe (Jessica Maass, and Nicole (Tom) Larson; 17 great-grandchildren; one brother, Victor (Virginia0 Perman, St. Paul, Minn.; two sisters, Kay (John D.) Speich, Greenwood; and Margaret (Herbert) Meissner, Winter; her special daughters, Therese Ison, Sandy Bruesewitz, and Patricia Maass; and one brother-in-law, Edmond Hemersbach, Morris, Ill.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her stepfather, Daniel Perman, two sons, Gerald Maass and Bernard Maass; one brother, Joseph Tomac; and three sisters, Ann Steffen, Christina Hemersbach, and Dede Nerbun.

Cuddie Funeral Home, Greenwood, assisted the family with arrangements.



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