Bernard “Ben” J. Maras, 68, of Flandreau, SD passed away Thursday, November 14, 2019 at his home.
Ben was born March 9, 1951 in Ash Creek, MN to Louis and Evelyn (Baloun) Maras. He received his education in Luverne, MN and then attended SE Vo-Tech. Ben and Sharon Lovejoy were together for over 40 years in their marriage. He worked for KELO, Hutchinson Technologies and for the Flandreau Public School for the past 11 years until retiring one month ago. Ben enjoyed hunting, fishing, and mowing lawns and he was a fan of the Kansas City Chiefs. His favorite was to dote on his grandkids and attend their school events. Ben’s motto was “The bigger the better.”
Ben is survived by his wife: Sharon; two daughters: Kimberly (Brian) Headrick, Tea, SD and Brittney Hall, Elk River, MN; two grandchildren:, Kourtney and Joseph; and six siblings: Theresa (Alvin) Radke, Agnes Thompson, Diane (Eldon) Klaahsen, Mary Moorshead, Dominic (Linda) Maras, and Phil Maras.
Ben was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and four brothers.
Funeral service was held Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at Skroch Funeral Chapel, Flandreau, with burial in Luverne, MN.