Ralph L. Maas, 90, Fall River, passed away Sept. 7, 2017, at The Meadows in Fall River.
A funeral service was held Sept. 13, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Watertown with the Rev. Victor Tegtmeier officiating. Burial took place at Graceland Cemetery in Milwaukee.
Ralph Leroy Maas was born Aug. 24, 1927, in Sheboygan, the son of William and Emma (nee Splitt) Maas. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1945 to 1949. He was honorably discharged from the Navy as a medtech and received an honorable medal for his service in World War II.
On Aug. 26, 1950, he was united in marriage to Arlyn Person at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Sheboygan. Ralph was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was a very active member in his churches. Most of his life, he worked as a national service manager for lawn and garden equipment. He was an avid outdoorsman enjoying fishing, hunting, snowmobiling and camping. In his spare time, he enjoyed working on cars, and watching and rooting for the Brewers and Packers.
Ralph is survived by his wife, Arlyn Maas of Fall River; his children, Sharon Heaney of Pleasant Prairie, Dale Maas of Hartland, Nancy (Mike) Osborne of Columbus and Janelle (Corey) Keeling of Fort Afkinson; 11 grandchildren, Mandy (Dan) Rompella, Dustin (Amber) Weimann, Brandon (Katti) Weimann, Monica (Sean) Skellie, Jonathan Maas, Michael, Mark and Matthew Osborne, Sarah and Amber Walters, Cody Keeling; and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Gary Maas; grandchildren, Shawn Osborne and Dillan Walters; brother, Donald Maas; and sister, Carol (Simeon) Galginaitis.
The family thanks Hillside Home Care and Hospice, the Poser Clinic and staff and The Meadows staff for their support. Ralph will be truly missed.
Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service is serving the family.