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Ward J. Aas,   Age 90
Visitation Location: Atonement Lutheran Church, St. Cloud, Minnesota
Visitation Date/Time: Saturday, January 25, 2020 from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM
Funeral Time: Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 1:00 PM
Funeral Location: Atonement Lutheran Church, St. Cloud, Minnesota
Burial Location: Mound Grove Cemetery, Evansville, Minnesota
   
    Ward J. Aas, 90
    Sartell, MN
    December 2, 1929 – January 17, 2020
    
     Ward John Aas, age 90, Sartell, MN, formerly of Thief River Falls, Wadena and Alexandria, MN, died Friday, January 17, 2020 at Country Manor Senior Community, Sartell, MN.
     Funeral services will be Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 1:00 PM at Atonement Lutheran Church, St. Cloud, MN. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Burial will be at a later date in Mound Grove Cemetery, Evansville, MN. Funeral arrangements were made by Benson Funeral Home, St. Cloud, MN.
     Ward was born December 2, 1929 in Oslo, MN to John and Emma (Karlstrom) Aas. He served in the United States Army and was a graduate of the University of Minnesota. Ward married Maxine Erickson on September 5, 1959 in Evansville, MN. After their marriage the couple lived in Wheaton, MN. In 1963 the family moved to Thief River Falls where Ward was employed by the federal government as a soil conservation scientist. After twenty-one years they moved to Wadena, MN. Ward retired in 1986 and he and Maxine then moved to Alexandria, MN. He was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church of Alexandria, MN.
     Ward was an avid skier, in retirement, working as a member of the ski patrol at Andes Towers, Alexandria, MN. He was a very skilled woodworker creating many toys for his grandchildren and furniture pieces for his children. Ward was a life-long learner, taking classes at the local college during his retirement. In recent years he had become a connoisseur of crossword puzzles completing many, many books where he may or may not have peeked at the answers.
     Survivors include son David (Rev. Holly) Aastuen of Shoreview, MN; daughter Karen (Patrick “Red”) Mastin of St. Cloud, MN; brother, James (Marlene) Aas of Moorhead, MN; and six grandchildren, Ben, Nathan, Alec, Eli (Ruby), Kristian (Sophie Walsh), and Ana.
     He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Maxine on July 24, 2009, brother, Curtis Aas, and sister Jean Aas.
     Memorials are preferred to Country Manor Foundation or Atonement Lutheran Church Legacy Fund.
     The family would like to thank the staff of Country Manor Senior Community for the wonderful care they provided Ward during his time there.
    
 
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