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Donald Harry Maas

Posted February 27, 2014 in Obituaries, West Des Moines

August 12, 1923 – February 22, 2014

Don Maas

Don Maas

Donald “Don'” Harry Maas, 90, passed from this life on Saturday, February 22, 2014. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, February 27 at Iles Westover Chapel. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service on Thursday. Burial will be at Glendale Cemetery in Des Moines.

Don was born on August 12, 1923 in Casey, Iowa to Albert and Stella (Smith) Maas. He graduated from Menlo High School, farmed and lived in Adair County prior to moving to Des Moines. He married Leona Duff on March 1, 1989. Don retired as a Crop Hail Supervisor from State Farm Insurance.

He loved to farm. He had trucks for grain and livestock. Don officiated football, baseball, and basketball games when his kids were in school. He enjoyed all sports, especially his Cyclones, Cubs and Indians.

Don will be missed by his wife, Leona Maas; sons, Donald L. Maas, Ron (Nyla) Maas; daughter, Judy Van Winkle; step-son, William Duff; five grandchildren, Stacey Wagner, Anne Maas, Rick (Mary) Van Winkle, Cheryl (Jeff) Marks; Donald Eric (Amber) Maas; eleven great grandchildren, Christina Van Winkle, Myriah Van Winkle, Brandi Campbell, Kendall Maas, Reily Maas; Grace Marks, Avery Marks, Chase Maas, Alex Maas, Sydney Maas and Emily Maas; two step great grandsons, Zach Marks and Jordan Marks; sister-in-law, Eunice Coppens; and Evelyn Maas, all of Iowa. He will also be missed by his beloved cat and best buddy, “Spook”. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Helen and Hazel; step-daughter, Lisa Duff; and a grandson, Tim Maas.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the Animal Rescue League. Online condolences may be shared at

Information provided by:
Iles Funeral Homes
Westover Chapel
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA 50322

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