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 Richard Carl “Dick” Maahs

Richard Carl “Dick” Maahs

Darwin, Meeker County, Minnesota, USA
Death 8 Oct 2012 (aged 91)
Gaylord, Sibley County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Hutchinson, McLeod County, Minnesota, USA
Plot Section D
Memorial ID 100494792 · View Source
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Richard "Dick" Carl Maahs was born on April 8, 1921, in Darwin, Minnesota. He was the son of Charles and Anna (Lewerenz) Maahs. Dick was baptized as an infant, and was later confirmed as a youth, both at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Ellsworth Township, Meeker County, Minnesota. He received his education also in Ellsworth Township in school district #24.

On February 7, 1946, Dick was united in marriage to Renee Pfeifer at St. Charles Borromeo, in Northeast Minneapolis, Minnesota. This marriage was blessed with 5 children, Dave, Terry, Gary, Anita and Heidi. Dick and Renee resided and farmed in Ellsworth Township and later moved to Hutchinson, Minnesota. They shared 66 years of marriage.

As a young man, Dick and his brother Gerhardt helped their father and grandfather run the family farms, and later again worked with his farther, Carl, owner of the Darwin Lumber Yard, in milling, carpentry and boat making. His career included being a land developer and real estate agent. He retired in his mid-60's.

Dick was a boxer in the Golden Gloves and catcher in the baseball leagues for many years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and traveling. The joys of his life were being a devoted husband and a wonderful father, grandfather and friend.

In June of 2012, Dick was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor and passed away peacefully Monday, October 8, 2012, at Oak Terrace Health Care Center in Gaylord, Minnesota, at the age of 91 years. Dick was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson, Minnesota.

Blessed be his memory.

Dick is survived by his:

Wife, Renee Maahs;

Children, Gary Maahs, Anita Liepke and her husband, Michael, Heidi Maahs;

Grandchildren, Jeff Riebe, Jody Riebe, Jenny Riebe, Thomas Wold, Leah Wold, Elizabeth Bridwell, Charles Maahs;

Step-Grandchildren, Luke Liepke, Matthew Liepke;

Great Grandchildren, Alan Riebe, Brianna Riebe, Richard Wold, Annabelle Bridwell, Ivy Bridwell;

Step-Great Grandchildren, Miles Liepke and Mya Liepke;

Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and other relatives and friends.

Dick is preceded in death by his Parents, Charles and Anna Maahs; Son, Dave Maahs; Daughter, Terry Riebe; Sister, Agnes Maahs; Brother, Gerhardt Maahs.
Obituary courtesy Hantge Funeral Chapel




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  • Added: 10 Nov 2012
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