Details for Gary K Maske
Oct. 5, 1942 - February 24, 2018
Janesville, WI -- Gary K. Maske, age 75, fell asleep in death on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. He was born in Reedsburg on Oct. 5, 1942, the son of Louis and Marion (Ferguson) Maske. A 1960 graduate of Reedsburg High School, Gary went on to serve in the U.S. Army/National Guard from October 1959 to October 1967. Gary married the love of his life, Barbara (Stein) Maske, on March 26, 1966, in Beloit. Gary was a “Jack of all Trades” and spent most of his career in construction; first as owner operator of Central Roofing and Siding, and then for Adams Roofing and Siding. Later, Gary worked for Midland Steel in Janesville, WI, and then at Custom Bookbinding Company in Beloit, WI. He retired from Custom Bookbinding in 2013. Gary enjoyed woodworking, home projects, and working in his garden and garage. Gary served faithfully as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses alongside his wife Barb. Together they enjoyed spending many hours speaking to others about the hope of living forever on a Paradise Earth in the near future. Gary’s firm faith in the Bible gave him peace knowing that soon the suffering of all mankind will come to an end.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Barb Maske; daughters: Diane (Dan) Erdman of Janesville, WI, Debra (Mike) Hornbostel of Rockton, IL, and Denise (Mike) Rossing of Henderson, NV; grandchildren: Arrielle (David) Cordero, Justin (Alexis) Erdman, Ashley Erdman, Jared Erdman, Anna Hornbostel, and Isabella Hornbostel; niece, Beth (David) Sandmire of Waterloo, WI; great grandson, Kai Cordero; great nephews, Jesse Rabuck and Zachary Sandmire; siblings, Deanna Rabuck of Sparta, WI and Mark (Jo) Schuette of Ferndale, WA; along with numerous other great nephews; great-great nephews; nieces, other relatives, and a host of friends. Gary will be greatly missed! Gary is predeceased by his parents; aunt, Erma Luetkens; brother-in-law, Blaine Rabuck; and nephew, David Rabuck.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness, 4129 E. Bingham Rd., Janesville, WI, 53546. SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY assisted the family. For online obituary and registry: www.schneiderfuneraldirectors.com
Gary’s family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to
“The Team” at Agrace Hospicecare.