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Elaine H. Maahs
Elaine H. Maahs, 81, Spruce, formerly of Crivitz, died Sunday morning, August 31, 2014 at Community Memorial Hospital following many years with complications from Alzheimer's disease.
She was born July 16, 1933 in Milwaukee to Edward and Catherine (Heron) Werra. Elaine grew up in Milwaukee where she graduated Riverside High School with the class of 1951.
In July of 1951, she married Bill Maahs in Illinois. Following their marriage, the couple continued to live in Milwaukee where Elaine was employed in custodial services with the public school system for 17 years. In 1981, the couple moved to Crivitz where Elaine was employed at Schaefer's Park Motel for 18 years. Elaine also lovingly cared for her husband for 34 years as he suffered with complications from multiple sclerosis.
She was a member of St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Church in Oconto Falls and while living in Crivitz, belonged to Grace Lutheran Church. Elaine will be fondly remembered as a loving and kind person who treated everyone she met with the warmest of welcomes.
Survivors are her one daughter, Kathryn Kathy Gebarski, Spruce; one brother, Donald (Jan) Werra, Eagle River; one sister, Eunice Stoll, Menomonee Falls; one sister-in-law, Maureen White, Milwaukee; cousins, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Bill in 2005, one daughter Carole Maahs in 1974, a son-in-law Daniel Gebarski in 2009 and brother-in-law Willard White.
Visitation will be held after 9am Saturday, September 6, 2014 at St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Church in Oconto Falls until the time of service. Funeral services will be held 11am Saturday at the church with the Rev. Matthew Arnold officiating. Entombment will take place in Wisconsin Memorial Park, Brookfield. Jones Funeral Service in Oconto Falls is serving the Maahs family.
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