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MILTON A. MAAS

Milton August Maas, 82, passed away peacefully in Austin, TX , on May 23, 2012.

Milton Maas

Posted June 29, 2012

Milton August Maas, 82, passed away peacefully in Austin, TX , on May 23, 2012.
Funeral services for Milton were held on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home Chapel, Austin, TX. He was born the third child of ten unto Frank and “Dolly” Maas on August 5, 1929, in Rhame, ND.

Mike joined the United States Air Force at age 17 and worked as an aircraft crew chief/mechanic for the Strategic Air Command (SAC). He was stationed in Texas, North Dakota, New York, Germany, and Guam, before finally retiring in 1966 after 20 years of dedicated service. He worked at Criss Cole Rehabilitation Center for the Visually Impaired and the Texas School for the Blind before retiring for good in 1992. He then spent his time doing the things he loved most: hosting family gatherings, traveling in his motor home, fishing, feeding birds, puttering, tinkering, and watching John Wayne movies.

Pallbearers were Andrew Hadd, Christopher Maas, David Anderson, Raymond Hadd, Sloan Dennis, Anthony Graves, Darryl Anderson, Lane Ottmers, and Shawn Hadd. Honorary pallbearers were Anthony Hadd, Greg Baden, and Brandon Maas.

Mike was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, Beryl, Larry, Ken and Charles, and by his son, Russell. He is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Alma Jean Hadd-Maas, their kids, Michael and Lisa Maas, Richard and Debbie Dennis, Tim and Amy Maas, Don and Christine Hadd, Bob and Laura Hadd, Michael and Debra Hadd, Mary and Rus Eaton, grandchildren, Christopher and April Maas, Chelsea and Anthony Graves, Marissa Maas, Sloan and Chelsea Dennis, Emily and Lane Ottmers, Brandon Maas, Brittany Maas, Andy and Sarah Hadd, Lisa Hinkley, Jennifer and Greg Baden, Shawn Hadd, Raymond and Angela Hadd, Anthony Hadd, David Anderson, Darryl and Stephanie Anderson and Stacey Anderson, and great-grandchildren, Tripp, Keyser, Abby, Layna, Kaylee, Heather, Hudson, Evan, Jason, Trevor, Amber, Matthew, Atticus, Wren, Candice, Shannon, Austin, Madison and Aiden. He’s also survived by siblings and their spouses, Juanita Maas, Mavis and Oliver Thompson, Donald and Sheila Maas, Norma and Harold Schneider, Mary and George Holgard and Kathy and Mike Hurfey, and their families.

The family would like to thank Aseracare Hospice, particularly Deandra Black, Cedar View Rehab Center, and Parmer Woods Assisted Living, particularly Glen Wise, for their special care of Mike.

After the funeral services Entombment followed at Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Memorial Park with Full Military Honors under the auspices of the U.S. Air Force.

For those desiring memorial contributions may be made in Mike’s memory to Aseracare Hospice, 14205 Burnet Road #470, Austin, TX 78728 or to the Alzheimer’s Association, www.alz. org.

Please join us in celebrating Mr. Maas’ life by visiting our Memorial at www.cookwaldenforestoaks.com where we invite you to share your thoughts and fond memories with our family.