Roger D. Maas, age 71, of Atlantic, Iowa, passed away Saturday, December 19, 2020, on hospice care, at his residence in Atlantic after a month-long battle with pancreatic cancer.
Roger was born November 21, 1949, in Atlantic, IA, to Gilbert and Florence (Stier) Maas. He graduated from Anita High School in 1968. On January 18, 1969, he married the love of his life Patricia Kay Brix. Roger was employed by Pelgas and he was drafted in the United States Army serving in the Vietnam War. He was honorably discharged in 1972 with a silver star.
Upon returning from Vietnam, Roger started farming outside of Anita, IA, and worked at night at Walnut Grove Feed. After farming, the family moved to The Walnut Grove Research Farm where Roger worked as the swine supervisor. Prior to his retirement, he worked in the maintenance department for the Cass County Memorial Hospital.
Roger was a member of the United Church of Christ in Atlantic, Nishna Hills Golf Club, the Elks Club, and was on the board of the Walnut Grove Credit Union. He enjoyed coaching little league, fishing, golfing, and spending time with his family. He was also an avid fan of the Iowa Hawkeyes and Kansas City Chiefs.
He is survived by his wife, Patty, daughters, Shannon (Rob) Gearheart and Alison (Rich) Tupper both of Atlantic, IA; his son Joe (Melissa) Maas of Manning, IA; and 8 grandchildren, Jordan, Benton, Matthew, Kelsey, Jordan, Annie, Aaden and Alex; a sister, Connie Nissen of Hamlin, IA; mother-in-law, Norma Brix of Atlantic; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Roger is preceded in death by his parents; greatniece, Randi Jo Munch; and father-in-law, Don Brix.
Visitation will take place on Tuesday, December 22, 2020, from 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. with the family present from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Hockenberry Funeral Home in Atlantic, IA.
A private family memorial service will take place on Wednesday, December 23, 2020, at the United Church of Christ, Atlantic, IA
The Maas Family and staff at Hockenberry’s have requested to please utilize social distancing and wear a mask in attendance of the services.
Memorials may be directed to the family and will be designated at a later date in honor of Roger.