Phyllis Ann (LaQua) Maag died Saturday, August 30, 2008. Phyllis was born November 6, 1927 in Kensal, ND , the fifth child of Joseph and Irene LaQua. She worked in the grocery store while attending school. After graduating from high school in 1945, Phyllis attended a business school in Mankato, MN. Following that, she was employed by Gamble Robinson in Fargo, ND where she ran the posting machine. It was there she met Gerald (Jerry) Maag and they were married December 31, 1949. Their three children were born in Fargo. Son, Jeffrey, wife Nancy, his daughters Brandie (husband Jason Reams, great-grandsons Caleb and Isaac) and Kendra (husband Matt Hartigan) Son, Steven, wife Barbara, daughters Adriane and Caitlin. Daughter, Janice, husband Steve Thoreson, daughters Hannah, Katherine and Victoria.
They all enjoyed camping and spending time at the lakes. Phyllis spent 10 years working for Town & Country Flowers of Moorhead, MN. In September 1994, Phyllis and Jerry retired to Weslaco, TX. There she was active conducting the pool exercises and the exercises in the recreation hall. In March of 2004, Phyllis was honored for her years of service in the exercise program. She was also active in the handiwork class, crocheting many blankets and caps and enjoyed a walking group of special friends.
Phyllis moved from Texas to the Hillsboro Long Term Care Center in June 2006.
Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Jeanne and her brother, Paul.
SURVIVORS: husband Gerald Maag, Hillsboro, two sons, Jeffrey (Nancy) Maag, Hillsboro, Steven (Barbara) Maag, Fargo; daughter Janice (Steve) Thoreson, Buxton; and three sisters, Catherine Palmer, Carrington, Shirley Evans, Plattsburg MO, Dorothy Hayes, Warrensburg MO.
SERVICES: The memorial service will be held at 11 on Wednesday at the Hillsboro Long Term Care Center Chapel.
(Wildeman Funeral Home ? Hillsboro)