Louis Dean Mauss, son of the late Max & Eula (Paxton) Mauss, was born on September 6, 1931 and departed this life on December 25, 2020. At the time of his passing, he was eighty-nine years of age.
Dean was preceded in passing by his wife, Margaret Mauss; his parents and his sister Evelyn Stoll. He is survived by his sister Barbara Blehm, two sons, Mark & wife Mary Anne Mauss of Bois D’Arc, MO and Daniel & wife Irene Mauss of Climax Springs; four grandchildren, Martha Mauss, Matthew & wife Katherine Mauss, Justin & wife Kelsey Mauss and Jamie & husband Taylor Mooneyham; and three great-grandchildren, Estella Mauss, Laken Mauss and Bonnie Mooneyham.
Dean was born and raised in Camden County on the family farm. Dean graduated from Climax Springs High School in 1949 and married Margaret Juan Baughman in 1953. He served in the United States Air Force in the early 1950’s. After the Air Force, Dean moved to Kansas City where he worked for Stewart Hall and Wicks Pipe Organ Company.
They moved to the family farm near Climax Springs in 1967, where he began a commercial Polled Hereford cow/calf operation, which evolved into a Black Angus operation heavily influenced by the Herefords, which is still in operation today. Dean served on several local boards including, Soil and Water Conservation District, Citizen’s Bank of Climax Springs, and 39 years on the board of Southwest Electric Cooperative. He was a member of the Camden County Farm Bureau for over 50 years.
Dean loved Climax Springs Cougar basketball attending games at Climax for 70 years. He enjoyed deer hunting and deer season at deer camp as well as turkey season using his Bic pen to call in the gobblers many times.
Graveside services will be Monday, January 4, 2021 at 11:00 a.m., in Grainger Cemetery, Climax Springs, Missouri. Arrangements are under the direction of Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home, Camdenton, Missouri. Memorial donations may be made to Climax Springs Alumni Association and mailed to Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home, 15 Clint Ave, Camdenton, Missouri. Online condolences may be made at www.alleeholmanhowe.com.
Posted online on December 31, 2020