Robert “Bob” J. Maas, 61, of Quincy, IL, passed away at 3:28 pm Thursday, August 4, 2022, at Blessing Hospital in Quincy.
A Funeral Ceremony will be at 11:00 am Wednesday, August 10, 2022, at the O’Donnell-Cookson Life Celebration Home in Quincy. Father Scott Snider will officiate. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery in Quincy, IL.
Friends and Family are invited to Bob’s Life Celebration at a visitation that will be Wednesday, August 10, 2022, from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at the O’Donnell-Cookson Life Celebration Home.
Bob was born February 19, 1961, in Quincy, IL to Wilbert “Bill” and Ann (Decker) Maas.
He was married to Shirley Moore on March 1, 1980, at St. Joseph Church in Fowler, IL. She survives.
In addition to his wife, other survivors include three children, Jeremy Maas (Amanda), Jason Maas, and Jamie Wright (Nathan), all of Quincy, IL; eight grandchildren, Tabitha, Tyler, Teagen, Tyleigh, Dameon, Loagin, Destanee, and Aubrianna; three sisters, Phyllis Mock (Norb), Susie Wellman (Ronnie), and Kay Schaffnit (Kenny); and a sister-in-law, Deborah Maas. Bob was also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Bill Maas Jr; his father in-law, James Moore; and one brother in-law, Jimmy Moore.
Professionally, Bob was a route driver for 23 years at Prairie Farms. In his earlier years Bob enjoyed working on the farm with his father and children. Bob was a hardworking man who also did construction on the side.
In his spare time, Bob enjoyed watching old Westerns, Yellowstone, or one of his favorite movies: Twister or Avatar. A great cook and grill master, he could make a meal out of whatever he found in the cabinets. Fried chicken and Wendy’s chili and hamburgers were a couple of his favorite foods to enjoy. Bob held his family near and dear to his heart above all else. He loved family trips to Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, TN, where they would rent a big cabin to house the entire family during their stay. He also found great joy in his grandchildren, and especially enjoyed cheering them on in their sports of softball, football, volleyball, cheerleading, and baseball.
Pallbearers will be Jeremy Maas, Jason Maas, Tyler Maas, Nathan Wright, Loagin Maas, and Dameon Maas.
Memorial contributions may be made to O’Donnell-Cookson to help the family with funeral expenses.
Online condolences may be shared, and a video tribute may be viewed at www.ODonnellCookson.com.
Published by Herald-Whig on Aug. 5, 2022.