Craig J. Maas, 41

Craig J. Maas, age 41, of Maple Plain, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018.

He was born May 24, 1977, the only son of Ron and Judy Maas of Maple Plain. Craig succumbed to cancer on his terms, the same way he lived his life.

The Boy Scouts of America’s motto, “do a good turn daily” is how Craig tried to model his life. He had a deep love for musical theatre, and loved sharing that passion with friends and family.

Craig lived his life trying to leave a legacy to all those he touched. He was compassionate and cared deeply for his friends and family. He was an advocate for the underdog and did everything he could to make life better for others.

Craig was fortunate enough to work in many beautiful places in his life, including Glacier National Park, Gustavus Alaska, and Many Point Scout Camp, where he discovered his fondness for the loon. Throughout his professional career, he traveled the US positively impacting many people’s lives, sometimes during rough transitions of employment. His team always knew that he had their back and he would get into the trenches with them to get the job done.

Craig wants his legacy celebrated, not mourned.

He is survived by sisters Julie (Bart) Kusske, Joann (Ken) Krueger, and Teresa; nephews Adam, Andrew, and Cole; and was a grandson, nephew, godfather, cousin, and friend to many.

Mass of Resurrection took place Saturday, Sept. 15 at 11 a.m. at St. Maximilian Kolbe-St. Peters Church in Delano, followed by interment at Delano Calvary Cemetery.

There was visitation Friday, Sept. 14 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the church, continuing Saturday, one hour prior to the Mass.

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

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