Obit: Maass, Mary C. #2 (1913 - 2008)

Contact: Crystal Wendt

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

----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood Co., Wis.) Saturday, May. 24

Maass, Mary Celia (16 Aug. 1913 - 23 May 2008)

Mary C. Maass

GREENWOOD -- Mary C. Maass, of Greenwood, died May 23, 2008, at Saint Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield.

Cuddie Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

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----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood Co., Wis.) Monday, May. 26

Mary Maass

Mary C. Maass, 94, of Greenwood, died at Saint Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield on Friday, May 23, 2008. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 28, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Greenwood. The Rev. Joseph Follmar will officiate and the burial will follow in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation will be held at Cuddie Funeral Home in Greenwood on Tuesday, May 27, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a 6 p.m. prayer service and at the church Wednesday from 10 a.m. until time of service.

Mary Celia Tomac was born Aug. 16, 1913, in Beaumont, Texas, the daughter of Anton and Julia (Ozbolt) Tomac. Shortly after her birth, Mary's family moved to Greenwood and purchased a farm north of town. She was raised on the 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.

Mary was united in marriage to Edward Maass on April 13, 1937, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Greenwood. They managed a farm for George Speich Sr. before purchasing her family's farm. They retired in 1971 and moved to Withee. Mary worked at the Havenette Nursing Home in Owen and took night classes to become a Certified Nursing Assistant.

Her husband died Jan. 20, 1982. Mary continued to live in Withee until moving to the Black River View Apartments in Greenwood in 1995. She resided in Greenwood until entering the Clark County Health Care Center in November 2005.

Mary 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, raising her chickens and helping others.

She will be sadly missed by her daughter Kathleen (Harmon) Lookhoff of 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 (Virginia) Perman of St. Paul, Minn.; two sisters, Kay (John D.) Speich of Greenwood and Margaret (Herbert) Meissner of Winter; her special daughters, Therese Ison, Sandy Bruesewitz and Patricia Maass; and one brother -in-law, Edmond Hemersbach of Morriss, Ill.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her step-father, Daniel Perman; two sons, Gerald and Bernard Maass; one brother, Joseph Tomac; and three sisters, Ann Steffen, Christina Hemersback and Dede Nerbun.



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