Catherine “Katie” Matilda Alice Maass, 88 of Rhinelander, died April 6, 2012, at Friendly Village. She was born on Dec. 13, 1923, in Rhinelander, to Osborne and Esther (Olsen) Anderson.
Katie graduated from Rhinelander High School in 1941. She married Henry Maass on July 11, 1942, in Leesville, La. Together, they resided in Rhinelander where they raised their family of three children. Katie was employed for many years in office administration with the U.S. Forest Service, Social Security Administration, and the Wisconsin Division of Health. She was a long time member of Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church, where she was a member of the Faith Circle and Ladies Aid; serving as president and secretary. She was a proud member of the Sons of Norway, was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, and was part of the U.S.F.S. Retirees group. She enjoyed knitting, embroidery, and crocheting.
Katie is survived by her daughter, Betsy (Ormon) Brooks of Jonesville, Mich.; her two sons, Robert (JoAnne) Maass and Patrick (Beth) Maass, both of Rhinelander; 11 grandchildren, Len, Joel, Rebecca, Randy, Sandy, Amy, Jason, Cindy, Mike, Carrie, and April; 23 great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild. She was preceded by her parents; step mother, Helen Anderson; her husband, Henry on April 4, 1981; four sisters, Ann Ross, Margaret Gates, Leona Goddard, and Olive Ross; and a step brother, Bernie Toivonen.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 12, at 11 a.m., at Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church, with Revs. Kari and Timothy Vadis officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the of service on Thursday at the church.
(Carlson Funeral Home)