William Lewis Maske, 86, West Branch
Obituaries · June 29, 2017

William Lewis Maske, 86, of West Branch passed away Friday, June 23, 2017.

Funeral services were Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at the Henderson-Barker Funeral Home in West Branch. Visitation was Monday at the funeral home. Burial was in the West Branch Cemetery. Online condolences may be made to the family at Memorials may be made to Grace Community Church in North Liberty or the University of Iowa Athletic Department.

William was born Jan. 10, 1931, in Johnson County the son of Lewis Maske and Cora Miller Maske. He graduated from City High School, Iowa City in 1949. On April 25, 1953, he was united in marriage to Rosemary A. Langenberg at Zion Lutheran Church in Iowa City. Bill purchased the DX station, formerly owned by C.A. Rummells, and operated it for several years. He then purchased a dump truck, and shortly thereafter established William Maske Trucking. Billís son, Lawrence joined him in 1972. Bill retired in 2006 after 48 years of hauling. He was known for having the cleanest trucks around.

Bill and Rosemary traveled a lot, visiting Canada, Alaska, Hawaii and most of the lower 48 states. For several years they wintered in Arizona. They also took two cruises to Alaska and the Panama Canal. Bill enjoyed bowling, golfing, playing cards and antique tractor pulls. He was an avid Iowa Hawkeye football and basketball fan.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his wife, Rosemary, of West Branch; four children and their families: Gary (Julie) Maske of Deep River, Iowa, and their children, Anna, Danny, Ben (Stephanie), John, Sam and Rachel; Lawrence (Joan) Maske of West Branch and their children, Elizabeth (Brian) Hagedorn, Abigail and Hannah; Marian (Kerry) Griebenow of New London, Wis.; and Diane (Mohamed) Hamdan of Madison, Wis., and their children Jamila, Tarek and Maya. Bill is also survived by brother James of Tulsa, Okla.; brother Paul of Iowa City; and sister Marilyn Perkins of West Branch.

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