Paula Therese Victor Maas of Lombard passed away peacefully Monday, January 25, 2021. Paula was born September 5, 1928, to Katherine and Stephen Paul Victor, I, of Glen Ellyn. She was a graduate of St. Petronille School and Glenbard High School. She married the love of her life, Bernard Maas, on August 26, 1950. They were married 51 years until Bernie’s death in 2001. Together, they raised eight children.
Paula was a long-time member of Sacred Heart Church. She sang in the choir in her younger years, did sacristy work and made baptismal bibbs. Paula was very artistic and when her youngest children were little, she painted sets and scenery for the Lombard Park Players. Paula was born in Glen Ellyn and had lived in Lombard since 1950. She started working outside of the home in the mid-1970s, first at Wiebolt’s Department Store in Yorktown, and then at Jewel Foods in Lombard. Paula loved to travel; she and Bernie took may trips to the national parks with their son John and his family; to Barcelona, Spain, to visit their son Joe and his family; to San Diego to visit their daughter Ruth and her family, to northern Wisconsin to visit their daughter Therese and her family; and to Maryland to visit her niece Katie Morvay and her family.
Paula is survived by her children: Mary (Ronald) Jaffe of Carol Stream, Joseph (Roser) of Barcelona, Spain, Ruth Hughes of El Cajon, California, Barbara Brown of St. Charles, Paula Heise of Lombard, John (Ann) of Kasson, Minnesota, Therese (Leonard) Safford of Boulder Junction, Wisconsin, and Jimmy (Christina ) of Lombard; 17 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; her brother Stephen Paul Victor II, of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband Bernie, her parents, her sisters Betty Kammerer, Virginia Kalck, and Mary Barbick, her sister-in-law Kay Victor, her sons-in-law Robert Brown, Bob Heise, and Bob Hughes.
Visitation will be Sunday, January 31, from 3 to 5 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard. Funeral Mass will be Monday, February 1 at 9:30 AM at Sacred Heart Church, 114 S. Elizabeth Street, Lombard. COVID-19 protocols will be observed at both the funeral home and church.
In lieu of flowers, masses preferred.