William Maass


William F. Maass, 82, of Defiance, passed away on December 27, 2012, at GlennPark of Defiance.

He was born on May 19, 1930, to Alvin and Emma (Behrens) Maass at Defiance, Ohio. William worked at Johns Manville in Defiance. On June 22, 1958, he married Mary Ann Hammon, who preceded him in death on November 2, 2004. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

William is survived by his son, Mark (Cheryl) Maass of Goodyear, Ariz.; daughter, Lori (Charles) Thompson of McComb, Ohio; sister, Thelma (Roger) Duerk of Defiance; brother, Alvin (Dorothy) Maass of Birmingham, Mich.; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by father, Alvin Maass; mother, Emma (Behrens) Maass; wife, Mary Ann (Hammon) Maass; and two sisters, Helen Bowers and Lois Ann Jackson.

Visitation will be held at Hanenkrath-Clevenger-Schaffer Funeral Home Inc., Defiance, on Sunday, December 30, from 2-6 p.m. and at St. Paul Lutheran Church one hour prior to the services. Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 31, at 10 a.m. with Rev. David Brobston officiating. Burial will take place in Riverview Memory Gardens, with military graveside rites by the Defiance VFW Post 3360.

Memorials are suggested to the donor's choice. Online condolences can be given at www.HCSFuneralHome.com.

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