WILTON, Iowa -Howard E. Maurer, 80, of Wilton died Friday, Dec. 21, 2001, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.
Services are 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the First Presbyterian Church in Wilton. The Rev. Bruce Giese will officiate. Musical selections will be provided by organist Diana Gradert and vocalist Henry Bentley. Pallbearers are Andy Mueller, Kevin Mueller, Matt Sawvell, Nate Sawvell, Casey Sawvell, Kyle Hansen, Jeremiah Maurer, Trent Allmandinger, Christopher Heinrich and Jared Townsend. Honorary pallbearers are Kelli Pedersen, Jodi Lucas, Stephanie Anderson, Kara Maurer, Amy Allmandinger, Madison Maurer, Alexis Maurer, and Morgan Maurer. Burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery in Wilton. Graveside Military Honors will be conducted by American Legion Post No. 584 in Wilton.
Visitations are 2-7 p.m. Saturday at Bentley Funeral Home in Wilton and one hour prior to services Sunday at the church.
Mr. Maurer was born Sept. 17, 1921, in Wilton, the son of Walter and Mary Louise Hunzinger Maurer. He married Betty J. Marolf Jan. 12, 1947, in Wilton.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1942-1945.
He was the sexton at Oakdale Cemetery in Wilton for 14 years, retiring in 1984. He had also owned and operated Maurers Mobile in Wilton, farmed in Muscatine County, drove school bus for the Wilton Community Schools and drove a milk truck for Wilton Milk Products.
He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church; a 50-year member of the Wilton Masonic Lodge No. 167 AF & AM; 50-year member of the Iowa City Moose Lodge; and member of the Wilton American Legion Post No. 584.
He loved being with his family and friends.
Survivors include his wife; six daughters, Jane Kreimeyer and husband Dale, Sandra Mueller and husband Keith, Becky Hansen, Terri Becker, Lori Brown and husband Steve and Kristi Townsend and husband Frank, all of Wilton; two sons, Tom Maurer and wife Laurie and Mark Maurer and wife Amy, all of Wilton; 18 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; seven stepgrandchildren; and 12 stepgreat-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by parents; and a sister, Laura Ellen Maurer
WEST LIBERTY, Iowa -- Wayne 'Barney' Maurer, 78, West Liberty, died Sunday, June 9, 2002, at the Simpson Memorial Home, West Liberty, where he had been a resident for eight years due to Alzheimer's.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Barker Funeral Home, West Liberty. The Revs. Betsey Neipert and Jeannie Koughn will officiate. Burial will be at Oak Ridge Cemetery, West Liberty, with military rites.
Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, with a 7:30 p.m. Masonic service, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the West Liberty Rescue Unit.
Mr. Maurer was born on June 14, 1923, in Wilton, the son of Harry and Kate Bujeski Maurer. He married Nell Rorick on July 1, 1945, in Davenport.
He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Enterprise.
He was employed with Wilton Milk Products for several years and later with West Liberty Oil Co., West Liberty, for 30 years.
He was a member of the Mansell Phillips American Legion Post No. 509; Masonic Lodge; Kaaba Shrine; and a 10-year member of the West Liberty Fire Department.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Craig Maurer and his wife, Donna, and Rick Maurer and his wife, Sue, all of West Liberty; a daughter, Gloria Martensen and her husband, Mike, of Lisbon; granddaughters, Nicki Green, Jenifer Weaver, Ericka Hoover, Janel Hinkhouse, Michele Galvan, Marla Simpson and Courtney Maurer; grandsons, Tim, Chris, Simon and Travis Maurer; five great-grandsons; 11 great-granddaughters; two step-great-grandchildren; and a brother, Don Maurer of Oklahoma.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Juanita Marolf; a brother, Bob; and two sons, Wayne and Chuck.
WILTON, Iowa -- Betty June Maurer, 77, Wilton, died Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2003, at Genesis Medical Center - West Campus, Davenport.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at the First Presbyterian Church, Wilton. The Rev. Bruce Giese will officiate. Musical selections will be provided by organist Diana Gradert and vocalist Henry Bentley. Pallbearers are Andy Mueller, Kevin Mueller, Kyle Hansen, Matthew Sawvell, Casey Sawvell, Nathan Sawvell, Trent Allmandinger, Jeremiah Maurer, Jared Townsend, Nolan Townsend and Christopher Heinrich. Honorary pallbearers are Ben Marolf, Joe Marolf, Guy Kincaid, Bonnie Jo Wingate, Ted Marolf, Aubrey Kincaid Jr., Scott Kincaid, Kelli Sanders, Jodi Lucas, Stephanie Anderson, Kara Maurer, Amy Allmandinger, Madison Maurer, Alexis Maurer and Morgan Maurer. Burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery, Wilton.
Visitations are 3-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14, at Bentley Funeral Home, Wilton, and one hour prior to services Saturday, Nov. 15, at the church.
Mrs. Maurer was born on Feb. 3, 1926, in Lime City, the daughter of Fredrick and Marie Laucamp Marolf. She married Howard E. Maurer on Jan. 12, 1947, in Wilton. He preceded her in death on Dec. 21, 2001.
She graduated from Tipton High School and attended Iowa Teachers College, Cedar Falls.
She taught in Bunker Hill Country School and Atalissa School. She was a homemaker and farmer's wife. She was a rural mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, retiring in 1995. She worked in the cafeteria at the Wilton Community School and Zion Lutheran School, Wilton. She was a greeter at the Bentley Funeral Home, Wilton. She also delivered blood for the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Wilton, where she served as Elder and Clerk of Session and taught Sunday school for more than 50 years. She was also a member of Purity Chapter No. 365 of Eastern Star, Rainbow Advisory Board, American Legion Auxiliary where she served as past president and past District president, Wilton Historical Society, Wilton Athletic Boosters, Wilton Lions Club, Rural Letter Carriers Association, honorary member of FFA, on the Board of Sunset Housing and a Charter Member of Trees Forever.
She received a special achievement award from the Area Agency on Aging. She loved to watch her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren play sports.
Survivors include six daughters, Jane Kreimeyer and her husband, Dale, Sandra Mueller and her husband, Keith, Becky Hansen, Terri Becker and her husband, Jeffrey, Lori Brown and her husband, Steve, and Kristi Townsend and her husband, Frank, all of Wilton; two sons, Tom Maurer and his wife, Laurie, and Mark Maurer and his wife, Amy, all of Wilton; a sister, Bonnie Kincaid and her husband, Aubrey Kincaid Sr. of Cisco, Texas; 20 grandchildren; eight step grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and 13 step great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; and a brother, Harlan 'Hy' Marolf who died earlier on Tuesday, Nov. 11.
WILTON, Iowa -- Leo W. Maurer, 85, Wilton, died Sunday, Dec. 19, 2004, at Mercy Hospital, Iowa City.
The Rev. Bruce Giese will officiate the services. Musical selections will be provided by organist, Diana Gradert, and vocalist, Henry Bentley.
Bentley Funeral Home, Wilton, is in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Maurer was born July 4, 1919, in Wilton, the son of John and Ethal Karns Maurer. He married Pauline M. Reynolds Feb. 8, 1942, in Muscatine.
He graduated from Wilton High School in 1936 and attended AIB.
He worked for White Pidgeon Insurance Co. and also owned Maurer Insurance. He served on the Grinnell Mutual Board for 11 years.
He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Wilton, Wilton Masonic Lodge No. 167 A.F. & A.M. and the Purity Chapter OES No. 367. He enjoyed golf and time spent with his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife; a son, Larry Maurer and wife Ann of Iowa City; two grandchildren, Emily and John; and a sister, Vera Pagel of Wilton.