Melanie “Mim” Maas
A Celebration of Life will be held for Melanie “Mim” Maas, age 61 of Wadena, Minnesota on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Karvonen Funeral Home in Wadena with Pastor Jim Stoneman officiating. Special music will be provided by Shaun Imgrund. Honorary urn bearers are Corby Pulju, Stacey Dykhoff, Zach Maas and Halley Maas. Mim will be laid to rest in Wadena City Cemetery, Wadena, Minnesota. Melanie “Mim” Rene Maas was born on April 21, 1958 in Bismarck, North Dakota to Carroll Jeanette (Huber) Maas and the late Emil Mass. Mim graduated from the Wadena High School with the class of 1976. After high school Mim attended University of Wisconsin-Superior where she graduated with a degree in journalism. She made her home in Wadena where she was employed at the Wadena Pioneer Journal and became the local coordinator at the International Cultural Exchange Services in Wadena, where she enjoyed placing foreign exchange students. Among her many jobs, Mim was very involved with Brainerd Women’s Shelter, New York Mills Cultural Center and ran her own daycare center for years. Mim was very active with the Wadena Mad Hatters Community Theatre and Magic where she would produce musicals, dinner theatres, and plays. She also enjoyed the garden club, the Democratic Party and never missed a day at Oma’s Bread downtown Wadena. Being involved in so many community events, Mim definitely touched many lives in everything she did. On July 25, 2019 Mim passed away peacefully at the Regency Hospital in Golden Valley, Minnesota at 61 years of age. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends. Preceding Mim in death was her father, Emil Maas in 1994. Mim is survived by her loving family, Mother, Carroll Maas of Wadena; sister, Candace (Larry) Pulju of Wadena; brothers: Curtis Maas of Wadena and Jim (Kim) Maas of Wadena; nieces & nephews: Stacey & Wayne Dykhoff; Corby Pulju; Zach & Lauren Maas; Halley Maas & fiancé, Garrett Trochman; great-nieces & nephews: Jake, Justin, Josh, Jenna, Jada Dykhoff; Vivian; many other relatives and friends. Please visit www.karvonenfuneralhome.com to send Mim’s family a message of comfort and support. Arrangements provided by the Karvonen Funeral and Cremation Service, Wadena, MN.