Albert W. Maas
1922 - 2008
01 04 2008
Albert W. Maas, 85, of Watertown, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2008, unexpectedly from an apparent heart attack.
He was born on July 3, 1922, in Rio, son of Albert and Jenny (Caldwell) Maas. He was a graduate of Watertown High School and a graduate of engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Albert married the former Barbara Arzberger Oct. 18, 1947, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Watertown. He served in the United States Navy during World War II in the Pacific Theater.
Albert and his brother, Earl, owned and operated Maas Brothers Construction Co. for 58 years, retiring in 1991. He was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Watertown, Watertown Country Club, a life member of the Watertown Elks and American Legion.
Albert had been an excellent athlete in high school and also lettered in baseball at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1944. [link to 1957 Watertown Cardinals sec of file on baseball]
Survivors include two daughters, Deborah (Chuck) Brix of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Sandra (Peter) Philipsen of New Smyrna Beach, Fla.; grandchildren, Sarah (Greg) Fazenbaker, Nicholaas Philipsen and Adriaan (Luigi) DiMeo; a brother, Earl (Grace) Maas of Watertown; special friend, Audrey Pagel of Watertown; nephews, Tom (Kathy) Maas, John (Chris) Maas and Bob (Paula) Maas; also a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Bobby, on Aug. 24, 2000; and two sisters, Edith Nevermann and Ruth Ann Kaercher.
Memorials may be directed to St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Watertown or the Al and Earl Maas Scholarship Fund with the Watertown Area Community Foundation.
A memorial service will be held 4 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Watertown with the Rev. Mark T. Moore officiating. Inurnment will be at the church.
Gravestone at Oak Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Saturday from 2 p.m. until the time of service at the church.
The Pederson Funeral Home of Watertown is serving the family.
Pederson Funeral Home 213 S. Fifth St. Watertown
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