Joan A. Maas


Joan A. (Heckmann) Maas,  age 71 of Sauk Centre, formerly of New Hope, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud.

Joan “Joanie” was loved by all her family and friends and will be greatly missed. Come and share your stories of your remembrance of Joanie from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday Nov. 9, 2013, at the Sauk Centre American Legion 128 Main Street S., Sauk Centre. Private family services pending.

Joan Alice Heckmann was born April 20, 1942, in Minneapolis to Herbert and Wilhelmine (Fabel) Heckmann. She married Ronald Maas on Oct. 21, 1961, in Minneapolis. She enjoyed playing cards with her friends and would always let us know when she won at bingo.

Survived by daughter Debbie-Jo O’Brien; sons, Todd (Angie) and Troy (Christi Knudson); grandchildren, Jacob and Patrick O’Brien, and Danielle and Joey Maas; sister, Phyllis Lutz; and brother Donald Heckmann. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald Maas, on April 5, 2008, and parents, Herbert and Wilhelmine Heckmann.

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