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Dorothy Maas

April 10, 1930 ~ November 21, 2021 (age 91)


Dorothy Florence Maas (née Schramm) was born on April 10,1930, along with her identical twin sister Dolores (Kolzow) to Roy and Ruth (née Dieckhoff) Schramm in Hinsdale, Illinois where she grew up on Chestnut Street. Dorothy was the beloved wife of the late Richard H. Maas who preceded her in death by 34 years.  They were married on June 20, 1954, and traveled to Arizona where he earned his Masters Degree in Education at Northern Arizona University. “Dick and Dot” traveled west for a couple years and returned to their families in Illinois.  In 1962, they bought their forever home on Franklin Avenue, Western Springs.  Dorothy was a homemaker at heart and loved her Sears Roebuck home. Dorothy enjoyed the arts and after graduation from Hinsdale Central High School, she attended the Chicago Academy of Art.  Her home is decorated with many of her oil paintings, and she was happy when her grandson, William, followed her passion and pursued his career in painting and made his first art studio in her basement.  Dorothy preferred staying close to home, and loved the numerous family gatherings at her homestead. Holidays, birthdays, barbecues were celebrated at her “Western Springs 2000 Preservation Award'' home. She has many lifelong friends from her church, St. James Lutheran in Western Springs.  She has been blessed with wonderful caregivers, Minka and Yan, with Home Helpers. Her family is forever grateful for their compassion and care.  Dorothy began with St. Thomas Hospice a year ago and was comforted by Dr. John Liu, Nurse Joanne and many other caring staff members.  They have become like family. The love for her three daughters and their families have always been her focus.   She would say that her greatest accomplishment was raising her three girls.  Barbara, Christine and Madelyn honored her wishes to stay in her forever house.  Dorothy was called to her eternal home by her Lord on Sunday, November 21, 2021 (Christ the King Sunday) at the age of ninety-one and a half. Dorothy is mourned by her daughters: Barbara (Chris) Binversie, Christine (Terry) Blake, and Madelyn (Ken)Beugger. She leaves behind devoted grandchildren Lydia Chronos, William (Emily) Blake, Jackie Blake, Becky Blake, Katie (Kyle) Blair  and Kevin Beugger.  Dorothy was the dear step-grandmother for Megan (Justin) Roggenbuck, Brandon (Laura) Binversie, Katie (Blake) Edwards and step-grandchildren Taylor, Emma and Rylee Roggenbuck and Parker, Liam and Camden Edwards.  Dorothy was the sweet aunt to Dawn (Dave) Kolzow Morse  and Jeff (Jakki) Kolzow along with their children. Please join the family for a visitation, funeral service and interment that will be held on Friday, November 26, 2021 at 10 am until the time of funeral service at 12:30 pm at St. James Lutheran Church, 5129 Wolf Road, Western Springs, IL.  Interment to follow at Clarendon Hills Cemetery, Darien, IL. In honor of Dorothy’s life, the family requests memorials to: AMITA Health Adventist St. Thomas Hospice, St. James Lutheran Church, Western Springs, American Heart Association ( or Arthritis Foundation (



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November 26, 2021

10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
St. James Lutheran Church (Wolf Road, Western Springs)

Funeral Service
November 26, 2021

12:30 PM
St. James Lutheran Church (Wolf Road, Western Springs)

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