Douglas John Edward Maass, age 72, of Annandale, formerly of Big Lake and Watertown, died unexpectedly on Friday, September 30, 2016.
Funeral services were held 10:30 a.m. on October 5, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Annandale, with Rev. Dave Nelson officiating. Burial followed at Pleasant View Cemetery. Visitation was from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday at the Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Annandale, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday.
Douglas John Edward Maass was born May 19, 1944, in Watertown to Elmer and Emogean (Winkler) Maass. Doug grew up in Watertown, where he completed high school. As a young boy, Doug made many fond memories helping on his grandparents’ farm. After high school, Doug operated the Mobil Station in Watertown before he began his 30+ year career as a forklift operator for Sysco. In his spare time, Doug enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing cards, and listening to music, especially oldies and classic country. He had a knack for finding a good deal, whether at the store or at a garage sale. He was often found cheering on his grandchildren at their sporting events or spending time with his dear friends. Above all, Doug treasured the time he was able to spend with his family, especially with his six adoring grandchildren.
Doug is survived by his daughters, Tara (Jeff) Kubian of Annandale and Tiffany (Ron Schulz) Maass of Mankato; and his six grandchildren, Tyler, Ashley, Brandon, Beckett, Kirsten and Michael. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Connie Batdorf.
Steve and Jeff Mortensen, Ed and Corey Walker, Howard Kasheimer, Ken Nolte, and Carl Schinkel served as pallbearers, with Orville Mortensen and Mark Schinkel serving as honorary pallbearers. Orma Lou Jacobson and Mark Nelson provided music for the service. Arrangements are entrusted to Dingmann Funeral Care Burial & Cremation Services of Annandale.