Clyde F. Maas died peacefully at Sparrow Hospital on Feb. 4, 2013 surrounded by his loving family. Born Jan. 13, 1929 to Clyde and Mable Maas. Clyde grew up in Howell, Mich., where he met the love of his life, Mary Ellen Schnackenberg, in the 6th grade. He attended Howell High School, Albion College, and Michigan State University, and then served in the Counter Intelligence Corps of the United States Army from 1951-1953. Clyde and Mary Ellen were married on Sept. 21, 1950. Clyde retired as Vice President of Lincoln Brick Company after 36 years. Throughout his career, Clyde supplied brick for hundreds of buildings in the state of Michigan, including MSU, Lansing Community College, Sparrow Hospital, St. Lawrence Hospital, Cooley Law School, and Meijer stores, among many others. He was also past President of Lansing Builders Exchange, Past President of the Country Club of Lansing, and Executive Board Member of the National Association of Brick Distributors. Clyde was a member of Elks Club of Lansing and the Lansing Rotary Club. Clyde enjoyed golfing, fishing, and family vacations in Glen Arbor as well as the Villages, Florida. Clyde was known for his story-telling and great sense of humor.
Clyde is survived by his wife Mary Ellen, children Susan (Tom) Johnson, Chuck (Peggy) Maas, and Julie (Daniel) Templin; his four grandchildren, Amanda Maas, Ryan Johnson, Alyson Maas, and Molli Templin (Nathan) Ferency; his sister, Betty Devereaux; stepbrother, Mike (Mary) Murphy; and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Arlene Olsen; and brother, Charles O. Maas.
The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, February 7, 2013, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel, with The Rev. William J. Amundsen officiating. A private interment service will take place in Howell at a later date. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Central United Methodist Church, 215 North Capitol in Lansing.