Paul E. "Sarge" Maske of Annandale died Friday, Feb. 26, 2010, at the Annandale Care Center. He was 90.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 1, at St. Anne's Catholic Church in Kimball with Fr. Thomas Olson celebrating the Mass. Friends may call one hour prior to the services Monday at the church. Inurnment will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 2, at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery with the Ft. Snelling Memorial Rifle Squad performing the military honors.
Paul Edwin Maske was born Feb. 14, 1920, in Sterling, Ill., to Richard and Mabel (Little) Maske. He served his country in the United States Marine Corps for 33 years, retiring from active duty May 11, 1960, and retiring from the reserves Oct. 31, 1970, as a Gunnery Sergeant. He honorably served in World War II and the Korean War. Sarge lived in many places during his service in the Marine Corps before moving to Bloomington and finally settling in Annandale. While living in Bloomington, he worked for the Minnesota Twins, Vikings, and Kicks. July 24, 1981, he was united in marriage to Irene Shaw on Mackinac Island in Michigan. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and loved to tell stories and make people laugh. He was a friend to everyone he met and could carry on a conversation with anyone.
Sarge was preceded in death by his parents; brother Hubert; and sisters Helen, Vera, and Mildred.
He is survived by his wife of 28 years Irene; daughters Paulette Olsen of Burnsville, Linda Andreasen of Bloomington, and Cora Leigh (and Larry) Price of Colorado Springs, Colo.; step-children Daniel (and Nanette) Christinsen of Rochester, Dorene (and Dwayne) Anderson of Becker, and Darin (and Cindy) Christinsen of Buffalo Mo.; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
St. Anne's choir and Frosty Schiefelbein will provide the music for the service. Arrangements were by Dingmann Funeral Care of Kimball.