Robert J. Maske, 70

Robert J. Maske, 70, of Howards Grove, passed away with his wife at his side and surrounded by his loving family at his home early in the evening on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010.|

He was born on Aug. 28, 1939, in Park Falls, Price County, a son of the late George and Anna Borowske Maske and stepfather Jesse Schultz. He attended Park Falls Schools.

On Nov. 8, 1958, he married Audrey Redig in Marshfield. The couple has resided in Marshfield, Spencer, Grafton and Adell for 29 years and have lived in Howards Grove since 2005.

Robert owned/operated his own masonry business, known as Maske Construction and also worked as a welder for many different companies including Gehl Company in West Bend and Matenear Company in West Bend, where he retired from. In his retirement, he worked for the Town of Sherman Recycling Program.

Robert enjoyed hunting deer and turkeys with his children, fishing with his buddies Tom, Carl and his family, riding his four wheeler and he loved to putz around the house and could fix anything that broke.

Survivors include his loving wife of 51 years, Audrey of Howards Grove; seven children, Ronald (Connie) Maske of Plymouth, Ricky (Lori) Maske of Campbellsport, Audrey Lynn (Gary) Herman of Burnett, Randy Maske (special friend, Karie) of Plymouth, Rodney Maske of Plymouth, Zachary Maske of Adell, Nathaniel Maske (special friend, Stephanie) of Adell; 15 grandchildren, Troy Maske of Sparta, Jessica Maske of Sparta, Ronnie Robert Maske of South Dakota, Echo Maske of Sun Prairie, Chad Maske of Campbellsport, Rebecca Herman of Randolph, Cynthia Herman of Beaver Dam, Keith Herman of Randolph, Tyson Maske, Cassandra Maske of Plymouth, Christopher Maske of Plymouth, Crystal Maske of Cedar Grove, Elizabeth Lockman of Sheboygan Falls, Wyatt Chaney of Sheboygan; Grandpaís special little one, Emma Maske of Adell; two stepgrandchildren, Justin and Calvin Weild; four great-grandchildren; four brothers-in-law, Wally Redig of Port Washington, Richard Redig of Marshfield, Robert (Mary) Redig of Marshfield, Dennis (Leona) Redig of Sheboygan; three sisters- in-law, Darla Meddaugh (special friend, Verlin Holt) of Marshfield, Carol (Rick) Sterzinger of Auburndale, Rea Maske of Salem, Ore.; and special friends and neighbors, Jimmy and Nancy. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by two brothers, four sisters and his father and mother-in-Law, Walter and Edna Redig.

Following Robertís wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation or viewing. Inurnment will be in the Nola Cemetery in Park Falls. A memorial fund is being established in his name.

The Suchon Funeral Home and Cremation Services is serving the family. For online condolences, please visit

The family would like to thank Dr. Poulette and our hospice family from Hospice Advantage from Sheboygan, the Rev. Bob and all the neighbors and friends that gave Robert and his family all the care and compassion during his illness.