Howard Ray Maish

June 10, 2011

Howard Ray Maish 73 of Frankfort, IN, died at 4 p.m. June 10, 2011 at his home, unexpectedly. Born January 5, 1938 in Frankfort, IN to the late Joe & Bessie (Reagan) Maish. He married Connie Kay Groty on January 22, 1960 and she survives. Mr. Maish was a 1955 Frankfort High School graduate and was a lifelong Frankfort resident. He worked for over 10 years as a pressman at the Frankfort Times. He then retired in 2000 from the Lafayette Journal and Courier after 30 years as a pressman. A member of the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, he was a former church treasurer and was currently the financial secretary. Mr. Maish was a longtime Little League and Softball coach, was an I.U. Basketball fan and an Indianapolis Colts fan.

Visitation and Services

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 2029 S. State Road 39, Frankfort, IN. Visitation will be Tuesday, from 4-7 p.m. at Goodwin Funeral Home. Burial to follow the service in Bunnell Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.

Survived by:

Wife: Connie Kay Maish of Frankfort Son: Jeff (Casey) Maish of Zionsville Daughter: Cheryl (Scott) Larson of Frankfort Sister: Patty Maish of Frankfort 5 Grandchildren: Eric (Cheyanne) Cupp of Frankfort, Hunter & Zoe Maish of Zionsville, Micah and Allison Larson of Frankfort Nephew: Randy (Ann) Maish of Frankfort

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Connie & Pene Maish


19 Condolences for “Howard Ray Maish”

  1. Larry McCoy June 11, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    To Howard Maish’s family:

    I was sorry to hear the news today. I have fond memories of Howard in high school. He was always in a good mood and always seemed to know how to enjoy himself.

    In recent years, I’ve had a few email exchanges with Howard, and he was his usual pleasant self and always helpful.

    My condolences.

  2. Pat & Bill Stoops June 11, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    Connie & Family, Pat & I were saddened to learn of Howard’s passing. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. Frank Starr June 11, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    Our deepest condolences to Connie, his wife; his sister Patty, and his children and grandchildren. Howard was a great and true friend for sixty-eight years. He held his Frankfort classmates together in our later years by e-mail, organization, and his patience and good humor. We will miss him greatly. Godspeed, Howard.

  4. Pam Ayers Petrilli June 11, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    Dear Connie and Family,
    My sincere condolences. I always respected Howard and enjoyed his sense of humor. I know what a great loss this is for all of you.

  5. Norma Moore Block June 11, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    Connie and family, I am so very sorry to hear of Howard’s passing. My heart goes out to you all. What a wonderful achievement to have had a 51 year marriage and a wonderful family. My best to you.

  6. Allan & Shirley Hiatt Hodgen June 11, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    Connie, Cheryl, Jeff, Patty, and grandchildren,
    Allan and I are deeply saddened. I just talked to Connie on the phone about a week ago. Certainly, this was unexpected. Connie and I have been friends since we were neighbors and classmates. Howard and Connie have been such a great couple and so active in their church and so kind and friendly to others. Allan and I will keep Connie and the family in our prayers.

  7. Dick and Pat Ogden June 11, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    We are so sorry to hear of Howard’s passing. We didn’t get to see each other often, but we did communicate regularly by email. He was a good friend and classmate. Our heartfelt condolences to Connie and the family. He is in a much better place and am comforted to know we will all see him again.

  8. Harriet Eldridge Chapman June 12, 2011 at 12:21 am

    Connie, you are in my thoughts and prayers. May you feel the arms of God as you are surrounded by family and friends.

  9. Marcia (Haworth)Jasper June 12, 2011 at 7:26 am

    Connie, so sorry to hear about your loss. You and your family will be in my prayers.

  10. John Scott June 12, 2011 at 8:29 am

    Connie and family, I wish to offer my condolences. Connie was my classmate in the Class of 58. I hope as you look back on life you are able to remember the good times you shared with Howard.

  11. Jim & Helen Stoops June 12, 2011 at 8:57 am

    Our hearts go out to Connie, Patty, and family. Howard was a best friend and in high school we rode around the downtown court house in his car before going to Campus Castle to have a large tenderloin, those were the good old days and when gas was .23 a gal. Howard will be greatly missed,our prayers go out to all the family. James 1-12 Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will received the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him. Howard, rest in peace eternally in Heaven.

  12. Jennifer Fredicks June 12, 2011 at 9:48 am

    Cheryl and Scott, My deepest condolences to you and the family. I wanted to let you know I’m going out of town this week and will not be able to come to the visitation. You are in my thoughts and prayers as well as the rest of the family. He was a fine man and his passing will be felt by many.

  13. Billy J. Smith June 12, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    Dear Family and Friends of Howard Maish,
    We are so very sorry you have lost Howard. I went through school with Howard and have many wonderful memories of the good times we had together. We are deeply saddened to know he is gone. My wife and I were able to visit with Howard and Connie last Sept. when we traveled from California for my 55th class reunion. Our prayers are with you. He was truly loved!

  14. Joyce Holland June 12, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of the recent death of Howard. I know this is a terrible loss to you and your family. I will be praying for you—I know the coming days will be very difficult. Howard is now with Jesus!

  15. Gene Varner June 12, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    I don’t know that there was ever a better person than Howard. I still have a picture of us on FHS graduation day that reminds me of him.
    “Say not in grief ‘he is no more’, but live in thankfulness that he was.”
    – Hebrew proverb

  16. Judii K. Hudspith June 13, 2011 at 9:49 am

    Connie, I’m so sorry and very saddened by your loss of Howard. Please know that I send my Love and Prayers to you and your family. May the love of God comfort and sustain you through these very difficult days. Blessings, Judii

  17. Carol Rodibaugh June 13, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    For the many years we have attended St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Howard has been a force behind the scenes. Always, helpful, always knowing where things could be found, always knew the every-day essentials that kept the church humming. Our family is among many others who will remember Howard as a good man with a kind and gentle spirit.

  18. Mindy Kallner Anderson June 14, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    So sorry to hear about Howard’s passing. I have fond memories of him as I was growing up and attending St. Paul’s. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  19. Carleen Redman June 20, 2011 at 10:40 am

    Connie, we are so very sorry to hear about Howard. May God be with you and your family during this time, and in the future.
    Gary and Carleen

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