Hollis A. 'Sarge' Maske


Nov. 29, 1935 - Aug. 27, 2012



Hollis A. 'Sarge' Maske, a longtime resident of East Troy, found peace Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, at the age of 76. Hollis was born Nov. 29, 1935, in Clarno Township, Monroe, Wis., the beloved son of Webster and Martha (nee Bast) Maske.


He attended elementary school in rural Monroe and was a 1953 graduate of Monroe High School. On Oct. 16, 1954, Hollis was united in marriage to Rosemary E. DeRemer and together they raised four children.


Hollis is survived by his loving wife, Rosemary; his children, Donna (Russell) Martin, Glenn (JoAnn Dale) Maske, David Maske and Dianna (Ted) Beyer; his grandchildren, Randy (Keara) Martin, Denise (David) Meyer, Amanda (Karl Truginic) Neusen, Curtis Maske, Cody (fiancee Lauren Offutt) Mayberry and Jennifer Mayberry; and great-grandchildren, Mikayla Martin, Calvin Neusen, Mackenzie Mayer and Alea Martin. Further surviving Hollis are his sister, Karen (Richard) Mau-Boll, in-laws, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


Hollis was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Harley; and his nephew, Jamie L. Mau.


Hollis and Rosemary moved to Milwaukee in 1960, after having lived in Tomah and Monroe. For more than 40 years, he drove a semi and belonged to the Teamsters Local 200. He proudly served his country for more than 27 years in the U.S. Army National Guard. He was a longtime member of the American Legion Post #375 in Mukwonago, a lifetime member of AmVets, and a member of the SE Rod and Gun Club, teaching hunter safety.


The family will receive friends from 3 p.m. until the 5:30 p.m. American Legion service Thursday, Aug. 30, at the Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral Home,  930 Main St., Mukwonago, with funeral services beginning at 6 p.m. Interment will be held at noon Friday at Bethel Hawthorne Cemetery in Monroe. 


Memorials in Hollis's name may be directed to the family.


Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral and Cremation Services in Mukwonago is serving the family. For more information, call 363-7126 or visit online at www.schmidtandbartelt.com.