Clyde F. Maas

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.

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Lynn Dayton
February 5, 2013 at 2:54 pm

To Mary Ellen and family:
Clyde was a great neighbor and friend. I very much appreciate his contributions to our neighborhood association. He will be missed.
Sincere regards,
Lynn Dayton

Charlie & Joyce Wiles
February 5, 2013 at 3:00 pm

Our deepest sympathy in the loss of such an admirable friend. Our hearts are saddened. He will be missed. God’s peace to his wonderful family.

February 5, 2013 at 9:27 pm

Dear Julie, Dan and Family,
Please know that our hearts and prayers are with you all as you go
through this sad time. Another great man has entered the Kingdom of Heaven……….we feel blessed to have known him.

Much love,
Jim and Pam Voltattorni

Greg Pellot
February 6, 2013 at 7:09 am

Dear Chuck and Family,
Clyde was a great father to one of my very best friends. The first time I met him was on the front porch of his house when Chuck and I were returning from a night out on the town. Clyde, suspecting I may have been a bit off balance, tested his theory by a firm handshake with a tug in the general direction of a large snow bank. Next thing I knew I was smack in then middle of a few feet of snow looking up at Chuck and Clyde laughing their butts off. Clyde passed a great sence of humor on to his children and lessons on how to live good lives.

Teresa Barcy
February 6, 2013 at 7:18 am

I am so sad today . He made everyone feel special. That is rare today. I will always rember his smile and laugh My thoughts are with you And you are in my prayers. Lots of love Clyde

Patty and Will Waterman
February 6, 2013 at 7:49 am

Dear Julie, Dan and Family,

We are so sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this sad time.


Patty and Will

Mary E. Nolen
February 6, 2013 at 1:19 pm

Can’t stop thinking of you all. My heart is with you.
Wish all us Nolens were there to reminisce about picnics, jarts, and all the laughter. We would be giving you big hugs!
Love to you all,

Mary Ellen Ferguson
February 6, 2013 at 11:11 pm

A dear friend whose departure is so sad. I shared growing up together with Snack and Clyde and this leaves a big void. I send my caring thoughts and prayers to all members of the family at this difficult time. Lovingly, Pasic


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