JoAnn M. Maas, 91

JoAnn M. Maas, 91, of Gladbrook, IA, passed away Wednesday, February 15, 2023, at Bickford of Cedar Falls, Senior Living.

Funeral services were held at 11:00 AM, Monday, February 27, 2023, at the Peace United Church of Christ in Gladbrook IA. A visitation was held at 9:30 AM, until the time of the services, at the church. Interment took place at Maple Hill Cemetery in Gladbrook, IA. Arrangements are entrusted to the Anderson Funeral Home of Gladbrook, IA. Online condolences may be sent to www.andersonfhs.com.

JoAnn was born on May 20, 1931, to Louis and Katherine (Ladehoff) Staker. She graduated from Gladbrook Community School in Gladbrook, IA. On May 25, 1953, JoAnn was united in marriage to Erwin Maas in Spring Valley, MN. Together they had four children: Patricia, Vicki, James and Kristie. They made their home in Gladbrook while JoAnn worked several jobs in the community before becoming an administrative assistant with Gladbrook Community School for 28 years before retiring. JoAnn was a member of Peace United Church of Christ. In JoAnn’s free time, she enjoyed attending her grandchildren’s events, gardening, canning, baking and making her homemade caramels.

JoAnn will be missed by her two children: Vicki Maas, of Colorado, and James (Niki) Maas, of Waterloo, IA: seven grandchildren: Shane (Laurie) Arp, of Ankeny, IA, Marisa (Rick) Milks, of Jesup, IA, Jill (Randy) Miller, of Guthrie Center, IA, Jaime (Lindsey) Sieck, of Littleton, CO, Patrick (Suzanne) Maas, of Waverly, IA, Nicholas (Sydney) Maas, of Waterloo, IA, Jonathan (Megan) Maas, of Cedar Falls, IA; three step grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren and three step great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, Erwin, two daughters, Patricia Arp and Kristie Maas, one brother, Donovan and his wife, Jean.