Fay L. Maas, 78, died Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, under the care of Comfort Care and Hospice Services surrounded by her family.
She was born Jan. 31, 1935, in Wausau, daughter of the late William and Hildegard (Duetsch) Laffin. On Feb. 15, 1958, she married Ronald C. Maas at St. Therese Catholic Church, Rothschild. He preceded her in death Jan. 18, 1996.
Prior to her retirement, Fay had been employed as business administrator for Marathon County Public Library and later for Wisconsin Valley Library Service.
Among her favorite things to do were spending time at the cottage on Little John Lake in Boulder Junction, cooking special lunches at the Chatterbox and occasional trips to the casino. She also enjoyed NASCAR, putting puzzles together, traveling, taking cruises and a good martini.
Above all else, time with family was precious to Fay and she treasured the special moments, large and small. Family traditions held a special place in her heart, especially, frosting Christmas cookies, decorating Easter eggs and the annual corn roast at the cottage. She made special baby blankets for each of her grandchildren, made Christmas stockings, loved spending time with her grandchildren, cooking them meals and watching them eat, smile and enjoy themselves.
Survivors include her sons, Michael (Annie) Maas, Mosinee, and Daniel (Heather) Maas, Wausau; daughters Marla (Mark) Sepnafski, Mosinee, and Terri (Robert) Pitek, Wausau; grandchildren, Marcus, Alexa and Kaile Sepnafski, Andrew and Aaron Maas and Raegen and Tucker Maas; one sister, Bonnie (Les) Zubke, Wausau; one sister-in-law, Carol Laffin; nieces, nephews, other relatives, friends and Skip and Linda Bresnahan, whose help and friendship meant so much to mom.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her father, William Laffin; her mother, Hildegard Gregory; her step-father, Ralph Gregory; and one brother, Dennis Laffin.
The funeral Mass will be celebrated Sunday, Sept. 29, at 3 p.m., at St. Mark Catholic Church, Rothschild.
The Very Rev. Alan Slowiak will preside.
Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Park, Wausau.
Friends may call Sunday from 1 p.m. until the time of services at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. Mark Catholic Church or the Marathon County Humane Society.
Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, 1302 Sixth St., Wausau, is handling the arrangements.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.petersonkraemer.com.
The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services, TLC Home Care, Dr. Ahuja and the staff of the UW Cancer Center and Father Allan Slowiak for his weekly spiritual support.