Gerald "Jerry" Arthur Maas, 68, of Grandview died on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2009, at his home.

He was born June 3, 1941 in Yellowstone County, Mont. to Arthur Andrew and Marian (Reiter) Maas.

He received his early education in Montana.

On Feb. 25, 1961 he married Wanda Hysell in Sunnyside. He is survived by his wife, Wanda Maas of Grandview; three daughters, Laurie Hinchey of Zillah, Debbie Tucker and Cindy Rodriguez, both of Grandview; one son, Jerry Maas of Grandview; 11 grandchildren; seven great- grandchildren; three sisters, Judy Steinborn, Shirley Steinborn and Linda Williams; and one brother, Mike Maas.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Garey Allen Maas; and one granddaughter, Victoria Michelle Hinchey.

Viewing and visitation will be held Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside. Funeral services will be held Friday, Oct. 2, 2009, at 10 a.m. at Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside with burial to follow at East Prosser Cemetery.

Those wishing to sign Mr. Maas' memorial book or share their memories may do so at

Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside is in charge of arrangements.


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