Virginia J. Maas, 94, of Fremont died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, at Shalimar Gardens in Fremont.
She was born Oct. 1, 1917, in Wisner to David and Daisy (Smith) Braucht. She moved to Fremont and was a 1935 graduate of Fremont High School. She attended Midland Lutheran College in Fremont. She worked as a legal secretary for seven years. She married Emil W. Maas on Aug. 20, 1941, in Fremont. After her husband returned from the service, the couple farmed near Scribner and later purchased a farm near Herman. She lived in Arlington for 10 years and had been living in Fremont for the past two years.
She was a member of Salem Lutheran Church at Fontanelle, the Senior Center in Arlington and the Arlington Community Church.
She is survived by son and daughter-in-law, David and Kathy Maas of Herman; daughters and son-in-law, Carole Kimberlin of Gainesville, Fla., Kathleen and Fred Stranglen of Omaha and Joyce Hughes of Farmington, N.M.; sister-in-law, Kathryn Maas of Scribner; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Emil, who died May 15, 1993; son-in-law, Gilbert Hughes; brother, Jack Braucht; sister, Frances Hain; and special friend, Floyd Ruppert.
The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Salem Lutheran Church in Fontanelle with the Rev. Bob Hayden officiating. Visitation will be from 3:30-8 p.m. Wednesday at Moser Memorial Chapel in Fremont with the family receiving friends from 5-8 p.m. Visitation will continue one hour prior to service time Thursday at the church. Burial will be in Fontanelle Cemetery in Fontanelle.
Memorials may be directed to the family for a memorial to be established at a later time.
Online condolences may be left at www.mosermemorialchapels.com.