Arthur Maas age 96 of Walnut Grove passed away Thursday, June 9, 2016 at Prairie View Senior Living. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 13 at English Lutheran Church in Walnut Grove. Visitation is 4:00-6:00 p.m. Sunday at the Walnut Grove Funeral Home and will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Monday. Burial is in the Johnsonville Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent at www.stephensfuneralservice.com. Stephens Funeral Service – Walnut Grove Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Arthur Maas was born July 9, 1919 in Johnsonville Township, Redwood County, Minnesota to Frank and Martha (Wandersee) Maas. He was baptized and confirmed at Johnsonville Trinity Lutheran Church. Art attended rural school District 59 through the 8th grade. He also attended U of M Agriculture College for two semesters. On December 21, 1941 Art married Alice Andersen in the Johnsonville Trinity Lutheran Church. Together they farmed and had registered Guernsey dairy cattle. They moved into Walnut Grove in 1982 and to Country View in 2006. He served as Treasurer for the Johnsonville Township Board for many years, District 59 elementary school, Johnsonville Telephone Company, and the Walnut Grove Creamery. He was a member of the Walnut Grove Lions, served on the AMPI Board, and served in many positions at Johnsonville Trinity Lutheran Church.
Art is survived by his wife Alice; 4 children: Ronald (Judy) Maas of Whittier, CA, Judy (Tom) Micke of Delano, Diane (Douglas) Halstenson of Sioux Falls, SD, and Bruce (Maydra) Maas of Walnut Grove; 7 grandchildren; 1 step grandchild; 7 great grandchildren; 7 step-great grandchildren; brother Ed (Marian) Maas of Woodbury; sister Mildred Arends of Westminster, CO; and sister-in-law Cora Steffen of Alpine, CA. He is preceded in death by his parents, sisters Marcella, Marjorie, and Ruth, brothers Albert and Erwin, and great grandson Justin.