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David L. Maahs

October 25, 1941 — December 6, 2023


BAGLEY - David Leo “Dinger” Maahs of Bagley, Wisconsin passed away on Wednesday, December 6, 2023. David was born October 25, 1941, to Donald “Bud” and Marjorie “Marge” (Kelly) Maahs in Potosi, Wisconsin.


David graduated from Potosi High School in 1959.  In high school he met the love of his life, Darlene Hood while riding the bus to school.  They were married September 21, 1963, at Davies Memorial United Church of Christ in Potosi, Wisconsin.  He worked as a farmer, at Dick’s Supermarket, and then UW Platteville in the maintenance department until he retired after 30 years. He was also a member of the Potosi Volunteer Fire Department for many years.  After his retirement from UW Platteville, he spent his days fishing on the river, summer and winter.  David and Darlene took annual fishing trips to Balsam Lake.  He loved spending time with his kids and grandchildren.


David was also involved in Boy Scouts as a youth, and an adult.  When his sons were scouts, he was part of the Troop committee and helped with many Troop activities.


This year was a milestone year for Dave and Darlene.  On September 21, 2023, they celebrated 60 years of marriage.


David is survived by his beloved wife, Darlene, his sons Dan (Cindy) Maahs and their children Ashley and Tyler Maahs.  Don Maahs and friend Melanie Wishart, his children Brandon (Andrea) Maahs and Brooke (Cullen) Kippley.  He is further survived by his in-laws Dale (Carol) Hood and Dick (Darlene) Hood, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives and friends. 


He was preceded in death by his parents, Darlene’s parents LeRoy and Leona Hood, and their son Dennis in 1965. 


His family would like to extend special thanks to Tri-State Dialysis, Bagley First Responders and rescue squad, Lancaster Rescue squad and the staff at Mercy Health Center for their exceptional care. 


In keeping with David’s wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral services.  A private ceremony will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Van Buren Cemetery in honor of David.

Donations can be mailed to Van Buren Cemetery Association, 112 Reservoir Street, Potosi, Wisconsin 53820. Martin Schwartz Funeral Home & Crematory in Bloomington is assisting the family.


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