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Robert LeRoy Maas

 

February 10, 2021

Longtime Glasgow resident, Robert LeRoy Maas, 84, peacefully passed away Friday, Feb. 5, 2021, surrounded by family, in Billings, Mont.

Bob was born December 26, 1936 in Glasgow, Mont., to parents, Harry A. Maas and Olga Frances (Warrick) Maas. Both have preceded him in death. Both of Bob's brothers, Albert (Elaine) and Ron also preceded him in death.

Bob is survived by his children, Elaine Maas (sister-in-law), cousins Herb (Lynda) Sands, Marry Jo Guttenberg, Debbie Fuhrman, as well as his four nephews and other cousins too numerous to list.

Bob graduated from Glasgow High School in 1955. He married Catherine Johnston in 1956. They had one son, Stephen Maas (Pat Markle). Steve's daughters are Auniwake Hauso, her sons Anthony Dougherty, Brendan Donohue, Silas Baker and Hasten Lewis. Daughter Stephanie (Keonimana) Parejamaas and her son Makaio and daughter Donna Maas and her children; Hannah Toavs and Jedrickh Maas.

He later married Alyce Knaff September 1965 in Glasgow, Montana. They were separated at the time of his death.

Their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren are: daughter Tracey (Bud) Sharp, children; Roman Franzen, Sam Franzen, Amber (Chris) Mitchell, their foster children, Jake Joyner and his sons Zaiden and Elijah. Daughter Julie Chase (Mike) Johnston, son R. Michael (Erika) Maas and their children Quentin and Rylie, daughter Nicole Clayton and her children J Clayton (Morgan) and their daughters Violette and Charlotte, Dan (Kylie) and Baby ?, and daughter Susan Maas.

Bob went to work for Montana State Department of Highways in August 1959 and retired in December 1997.

He also honorably served in Montana Army National Guard for many years and retired in 1968 as an E-5.

Robert enjoyed the outdoors as well as working with his hands. He was a hunter and an avid fisherman. He enjoyed doing these hobbies with his family. He taught both his children and grandchildren how to do both. He also enjoyed working with wood and leather. His favorite activity was spending time with his grandkids and great grandkids.

Bell Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements and a Memorial Service is being planned at a later date. Condolences may be left for the family at bellmortuaryglasgow.com.

 

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