Elgardt H. Maahs, 93
Nov. 29, 1923
Feb. 21, 2017

Elgardt ('Bud') Henry Maahs, 93, of Sun Lakes, Arizona, passed away Feb. 21, 2017, at Hospice of the Valley in Gilbert, Arizona.

After having lived most of his life in Hartford, and being a winter visitor to Arizona for 18 years, he and his late wife, Georgianne Maahs, moved to Arizona permanently in 2012. At the time of her passing, they had been married for 65 years.

Elgardt was born Nov. 29, 1923, to Alma and Edwin Maahs. After high school, he joined the Army Air Corp in 1942, and flew B-24 bombers based in China. After World War II, he attended a technical school and, upon graduation, got a job with the West Bend Aluminum Co. and moved to Hartford. He met Georgianne there, they married in 1949, and they lived there until their move to Arizona in 2012.

In addition to being a loving husband and father, he was involved in the Lions Club, and The Threshold in West Bend (an organization that helped people with disabilities gain independence, employment and inclusion in their communities). Elgardt and Georgianne had three daughters, Sally Maahs, Susan (Michael) Allen and Betsy (deceased) (Glenn) Rix. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Scott (Danielle) Kwaterski, Stephen (Laura) Kwaterski, Cpt. Jonathan Rix and Kathryn Allen; and four great-grandchildren.

Family will receive relatives and friends from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, March 25. Memorial service will follow at the funeral home at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Lars Skogland and the Rev. Mike Tess officiating, with subsequent internment at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona in Phoenix. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to The Threshold in West Bend, Hospice of the Valley in Phoenix, St. Matthew's Episcopal Church Building Fund in Chandler, Arizona, or St. Aidan's Episcopal Church in Hartford.