Benjamin W. Quaas, age 90, of Mayer, died Monday, Feb. 7, 2011, at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia.
He was born June 12, 1920, in Mayer, the son of Otto and Anna (Westermann) Quaas. Benjamin was baptized July 4, 1920, at Zion Lutheran Church in Mayer by the Rev. F.W. Erthal, and confirmed by the same March 25, 1934.
Benjamin was united in marriage to Lila M. Barlau June 6, 1946, at St. Mark Lutheran Church in New Germany by the Rev. E. Schwandt.
An all-around people person, Benjamin enjoyed visiting with relatives, neighbors, and friends whenever he had the chance.
He was a farmer and a true handyman, carpentry being his favorite. Ben could fix anything.
Some of his hobbies included reading the paper, keeping up with the news and current events; cutting firewood, and listening to the Minnesota Twins. He enjoyed helping anyone, without expecting anything in return.
Benjamin was preceded in death by his parents, Otto and Anna Quaas; and brothers and sisters Marion Quaas, Gilbert Quaas, Fred Quaas, Helen Ohm, Otto Quaas, Anna Mielke, Emma Jopp, Florence Goede and Wallace Quaas.
He is survived by his loving family; wife Lila; sons Larry (Linda) Quaas of Norwood Young America, Darrell Quaas of Dassel, Keith Quaas of Mayer, and Kevin Quaas of Waconia; grandchildren Donald Quaas, Jessica and David Trujillo, and Jeremy and Katie Quaas; great-grandchildren Morgan and Jadyn Quaas, Dane, Emmelynn and Levi Trujillo, and Carter and Nicole Quaas; sisters-in-law Mildred Honebrink, Sylvia Quaas, Lorena Henning; nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
The funeral service took place Friday, Feb. 11 at 11 a.m. at St. Mark Lutheran Church in New Germany with the Rev. LeRoy LaPlant officiating. Interment was at St. Mark Lutheran Cemetery in New Germany.
Visitation was Thursday, Feb. 10 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia, with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m.; and continued Friday at the church one hour prior to the service.
Casket bearers were Donald Quaas, Jeremy Quaas, Daniel Quaas, James Henning, Gerald Goede, and Kenneth Quaas.
Arrangements were by the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia; www.johnsonfh.com.