Betty Maasen
January 1, 1923 - October 23, 2021

Betty (Koch) Maasen, age 98, of Manning, passed away on Saturday, October 23, 2021, at Accura Healthcare of Manning.
Funeral service will be 10:30 AM on Tuesday, October 26, 2021, Zion Lutheran Church in Manning.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral.
Interment is Tuesday, October 26, 2021, in the Manning Cemetery.
Ohde Funeral Home in charge of services.

Back: Darlis, Doug, Starr, Sharon, Dennis, Donna
Front: Tim, Betty, Don, Dave
From the 2006 Manning Quasquicentennial history book
Don and Betty (Koch) Maasen were married in February of 1942. They lived in the Manning area from 1942 until 1960. They were members of Zion Lutheran Church. Don worked for Walt Miller as a hired hand and helped shell corn for area farmers.

Their children attended grade school in Manning except for Darlis who went to the Ar-We-Va School. They farmed with Don's dad Fred while they lived on the John Opperman farm. From there they moved to the Frank Stoelk farm and then to Westside, Iowa. Don worked for the Crawford County Highway Department. Betty was employed at the Ar-We-Va School in the hot lunch department.

Don and Betty's children graduated from Ar-We-Va High School. They have four children: Dennis married Sharon Kaspersen and they live in Westside. Denny is manager of Echo Electric in Carroll. They have four children and nine grandchildren: Dave married Donna Ramsey and they live in Johnston. They have three children and two grandchildren. David is Director of Operations for Channel-Prima Alliance in Des Moines. Doug married Starr Brotherson and they live in Missouri Valley. They have four children and one grandchild; Doug is Vice President of Sales for Echo Electric of Council Bluffs. Darlis married Tim Vauble and they live in Omaha. They have two children. Darlis is Executive Coordinator for Woodman Mortgage Services of Omaha.

Don and Betty have been active in several organizations over the years and plan to be Manning residents again in the near future. They are members of Zion Lutheran Church in Arcadia and have retired.

Bowling alley in the basement of present-day Cliff's place.

Back: Arnold Brus, Don Maasen
Front: Luella (Kahl) Brus, Betty (Koch) Maasen


Lonnie Bartels, Denny Maasen, Dave Maasen, Greg Bartels, Kathy Bartels
Lonnie, Greg & Kathy are children of Warren Bartels
Dave & Denny are sons of Don and Betty Maasen

Don & Betty Maasen family on Third Street south of Sacred Heart Church
1956 Diamond Jubilee parade

Dave, Denny, and Doug Maasen

Betty & Don Maasen

Don Maasen left, unknown boy

Shirley Koch & JoAnn Wilhelm

Page 84 of the Manning Schools history book

Hayes No. 5 Crawford County country school

Circa 1948 - Back: Helen Jean Meyer, Kathryn Nolan, Madonna Segebart, Ruth Wellendorf - teacher
Third: Myra Weinbrandt, Shirley Koch
Second: Jeanette Hugg, Virginia Backhaus, Glen Nolan
Front: Jolene Koch, Judy Hugg, Dennis Backhaus

Top: Delores Joachimsen, Dewayne Krueger, Rita Wellendorf, Larry Thiedeman, Virginia Backhaus, Dick Hugg, Jeanette Hugg
Third: Sharon Ulmer, Robert Hass, JoAnn Hugg, Dennis Bornhoft
Second: Beverly Weinbrandt, Gene Meyer, Jolene Koch, Douglas Bornhoft
Bottom: Dennis Backhaus, Judy Hugg, Dale Meyer, Dennis Krueger

May 27, 1951 picnic

Back: Rosemary Lally - teacher, Jeanette Hugg, Judith Hugg, Virginia Backhaus, Larry Knudson, Glen Nolan, Kathleen Nolan
Third: Linda (Knudson) Weinbrandt, Jolene Koch, Lyle Knudson?
Second: Dennis Bornhoft, Duane Krueger?, Dick Hugg, Dennis Backhaus, Bob Hass
Front: Dale Meyer

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