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Josephine M. Maes, age 93, of Glenwood City, WI passed away Friday, November 21, 2014 at Glenhaven, Inc. in Glenwood City, WI.

Josephine was born September 19, 1921 in Glenwood City, WI to Charles and Catherine (Hirsch) Paulus. She married Albert Maes in August of 1939 in Glenwood City, WI.

Josephine was a homemaker most of her life except for a few years she worked at the Downing School in the lunchroom. She enjoyed baking, gardening, embroidery and caring for her family.

Josephine is preceded in death by her parents, husband Albert, son David, sons in law Frank Ghiloni and Larry Lapp, grandson Daniel Maes, sisters Loraine Rudd and Betty Nordell and brother Edward Paulus.

Josephine is survived by 7 children: Alice Ghiloni of St. Paul, MN, Dallas (Deborah) Maes of Elk Mound, WI, Nancy (Wally) Banks of Lake City, MN, Gary (Mary) Maes of Downing, WI, Mary Lapp of Menomonie, WI, Pam (Dennis) Steies of Downing, WI and Melinda Cossin of Downing, WI; 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; sister Eleanor Heutmaker and sister-in-law Clara Paulus both of Glenwood City,  WI. She is further survived by many nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 29, 2014 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Glenwood City, WI with Father John Long as celebrant. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the church two hours prior to services. Local arrangements by the Anderson Funeral Home in Glenwood City, WI.