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Ronald J. Maas, 70

Ronald J. Maas, age 70, of Maple Plain, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020, at his residence.

Ronald (Ron) was born Dec. 5, 1950. He graduated from Mound Westonka High School in 1969.

Ron married the love of his life, Judy, June 19, 1971. They built their family home in Independence in 1979, where they raised their four children, and have made countless memories with family and friends.

Ron retired from MnDOT after 37 years of service. He continued to work another nine years for the City of Maple Plain, where he also served 32 years on the Maple Plain Fire Department.

Ron was known as the head of his family, the godfather of Drake Drive, and a mentor to many. He was always the go-to when someone needed an extra hand, a tool or piece of equipment to borrow, a ride, or just someone to sit outside and share a beverage with.

At family gatherings, he was often found at the “kid’s table” and making more chips. Relationships were everything to him. He enjoyed biking around town visiting with people, and sitting on his patio or around his dining room table having “happy hour” with family and friends.

His grandsons were everything to him, and there was never a shortage of fun to be had, including jumping off the garage roof into snow piles. Ron had a way of making everyone feel welcome and important.

Ron was welcomed to his heavenly home by his son, Craig J. Maas, mother, Jeanette Maas, and other family and friends.

He will be dearly missed by wife, Judy; daughters, Julie Maas-Kusske, Joann Krueger, Teresa Maas; son-in-laws, Bart Kusske and Ken Krueger; grandsons, Adam Kusske, Andrew Kusske, and Cole Krueger; siblings, Susan and Dennis Blouin, Dan Maas, Mark and Debbie Maas, Nancy and Gary Tienter, Mike and Brenda Maas, and Paula and Todd Kasowski; father, Jim Maas; brother and sister in-laws, Rosie and Doug Pitrowski, Diana Maass, Delbert and Sue Meyer, Leon Meyer, and Rick and Dana Meyer. He is leaving behind many loved nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts, cousins, and friends.

A Mass of Christian burial took place Wednesday, Dec. 16 at noon at The Church of St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church (St. Peter Campus) (204 River Street South) in Delano, with Father Kyle Kowalczyk as celebrant, and interment at St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery in St. Bonifacius.

Unfortunately we were not able to gather for a reviewal beforehand, or a reception afterwards. Anyone not able to attend the service, or who chose not to, due to the pandemic, has the complete understanding and respect of the family.

Arrangements were with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia, 952-442-2121, www.johnsonfh.com.

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