Eleanor C. Maas, age 90, of St. Bonifacius, passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at the Waconia Good Samaritan Center.
She was born April 15, 1922, in Cologne, the daughter of Henry and Elizabeth (Buesgens) Eiden. Eleanor was baptized and confirmed at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Cologne.
Eleanor was united in marriage to Marvin F. Maas April 30, 1946, at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Cologne.
Eleanor enjoyed quilting, sewing, traveling, walking, reading books, and crocheting; and would crochet newborn hats for the infants born at a hospital in Alexandria.
A devoted member of St. Boniface Catholic Church in St. Bonifacius, Eleanor was also a member of their CCW.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin; son David; parents Henry and Elizabeth Eiden; and her brothers and sisters.
Eleanor is survived by her loving family; daughters Marie (Thomas) Duncan of Sauk Centre, and Connie (Donnie) McIntosh of Menagha; daughter-in-law Judy Maas of Norwood Young America; grandchildren Aaron and Diane Duncan, Paul and Anna Duncan, Seth and Sara Duncan, Heidi and Jeremy Goodin, Sarah and Troy Schreifels, Joshua and Christine McIntosh, Melissa and Kraig Harms, and Matthew Mass and friend Alli Menning; and great-grandchildren Victoria, Reed, Simon, William, Jackson, Jacob, Jared, Jason, Lauryn, Ethan, Manning, and Austin.
Eleanor is further survived by a sister-in-law, Ruth Eiden of Waconia; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Orville and Viola Maas of Duluth, James and Marilyn Maas of Maple Plain, and Jeanette Maas of Delano; nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
Memorial Mass of Christian Burial took place Friday, Aug. 3 at 10:30 a.m. St. Boniface Catholic Church with Father Thomas Balluff as celebrant of the Mass. Interment followed in the church cemetery.
A gathering of family and friends took place Thursday, Aug. 2 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the church, with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m.; and continued Friday, one hour prior to the Mass.
Arrangements were with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia; www.johnsonfh.com.