Robert A. Maass, 65

Robert A. “Bob” Maass, age 65, of Delano, passed away Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016, at his home from the complications of ALS.

He was born May 10, 1951, in Wayzata, the son of Alvin and Janet (Engelhart) Maass. Bob was baptized and confirmed at Lake Auburn Moravian Church in Victoria.

He was united in marriage to Diana L. Meyer Oct. 10, 1970, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in St. Bonifacius.

Bob owned and operated a successful cabinet business called Specialized Woodcraft from 1973 until he sold the business in 2005. He continued making cabinets part time from his home until September of 2014, along with his sons.

Bob loved spending time with his family, and would help them out whenever needed. He thoroughly treasured the time spent with his grandchildren, who enjoyed many tractor rides with grandpa, and helping him build the many items he created, as well as playing with his trains.

Bob collected toy Oliver tractors and liked going to threshing shows in search of items to add to his collection, gathering all the pieces of equipment he grew up with.

He was preceded in death by his son Brian Maass; grandson Mason Maass; parents Alvin and Janet Maass; father-in-law Harvey Meyer; and brother-in-law Douglas Meyer.

Bob is survived by his loving family: wife Diana; sons Geoffrey (Jodi) Maass of New Prague, and Timothy (Julia) Maass of Delano; grandchildren Samantha (Gerald) Nila, Amanda Maass, Eva Partington, Kaitlin Maass, Meadow Martel, Colton Maass, Jackson Maass, and Caden Maass; and great-grandchildren Alexandra Mikkelson, and Rorie Borquez.

He is further survived by his brother, James (Joyce) Maass of Blaine; mother-in-law Juliana Meyer of Delano; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Judy (Ron) Maas of Maple Plain, Rosemary (Douglas) Piotrowski of Stillwell, KS, Delbert (Susan) Meyer of St. Bonifacius, Leon Meyer of Fort Smith, AK, and Richard (Dana) Meyer of St. Bonifacius; nieces; nephews; and other relatives and friends.

A memorial service took place Thursday, Nov. 3 at 11 a.m. at the Buffalo United Methodist Church in Buffalo with the Revs. Bill Reinhart and Joel Sund as officiants. Urn bearers were Kaitlin Maass, and Colton Maass. Interment was in the Delano City Cemetery.

There was visitation Wednesday, Nov. 2 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia; and visitation continued Thursday at the church, one hour prior to the service.

Arrangements were with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia; www.johnsonfh.com.

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