RUSSELL — Edward Maier, 90, died Sept. 1, 2014 at the Russell Regional Hospital.
Born Oct. 19, 1923, in Hoisington, he was the son of George Jacob and Anna Marie (Daubert) Maier.
He grew up and attended school in the Susank area. On Aug. 24, 1947, he married Mildred Tozier in Hoisington. They made their home in Hoisington for a few years before moving to Susank. He was employed by City Service before the war. After returning, worked for Skelly-Getty-Texico as a roustabout, mechanic, truck driver and pumper for 41 years before his retirement. He also worked as a contract pumper and on his days off, he would work for Buckeye Supply.
Mr. Maier served in the United States Army during World War II. He was a member of the Redeemer Lutheran Church of Russell and later was a member of St. John Lutheran Church. He was a life member of the Russell Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 6240 and American Legion Post No. 99.
Survivors include a son, Richard Maier, Kechi; a daughter, Karen Deatherage, Russell; a brother, Sam Maier, Great Bend; four sisters, Martha Bender, Leona Slankard and Eleanora Postlethwaite all of Great Bend, and Edna Nuss, Hoisington; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; brothers Emil Maier and David Maier; and sisters, Alma Stewart and Hilda Jones.
A celebration of life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the St. John Lutheran Church. Burial will follow at the Russell City Cemetery where the Russell VFW Post No. 6240 Honor Guard will conduct Military Rites. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary in Russell, with the family present to greet friends from 6 to 7 p.m.
A memorial has been established with St. John Lutheran Church in care of the funeral home.
Funeral arrangements provided by
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Great Bend (Kan) Tribune, Sept. 4, 2014