Elmer Wilmer Maier, 96, of Russell, Kansas, died on Friday, March 11, 2022, at the Wheatland Nursing Home in Russell, Kansas
Elmer was born on August 24, 1925, on the Maier family farm 11 miles south of Gorham, Kansas. He was the son of John and Lydia (Lohmann) Maier. He was baptized and confirmed at the Bender Hill Lutheran Church in rural Russell. He attended a one room school house until 8th grade. While attending one of many community dances Elmer met his future wife Hilda I. Funk. They were united in marriage on February 22, 1948, at the Bender Hill Lutheran Church. This union was blessed with 3 children Twila, Pauletta & Dana. They made their home on the family farm. They worked side by side for many years. Besides farming Elmer also worked construction. He was a member of the Gorham Community Church in Gorham, Kansas. He enjoyed playing baseball and fishing but most of all he loved music to his dying day.
Surviving family include his daughters Twila Allen of Greensburg, Kansas and Pauletta Scheck of Ellinwood, Kansas and son Dana Maier and wife April of Salina, Kansas; brother Sidney Maier and wife Patricia of Minneola, Kansas and sister Elzina Scott of Russell, Kansas; 7 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Hilda on September 17, 2006, brothers Walter and Marvin Maier and sisters Luella and Lucille Maier.
A celebration of Elmer’s life will be held at 1:30 P.M. on Wednesday, March 16, 2022, at the Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary in Russell, Kansas. Burial will follow at the Fairview Cemetery in Galatia, Kansas. Visitation will be from 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. on Tuesday, March 15, 2022, at the mortuary. Memorials may be given to the Russell County Food Pantry and sent in care of the mortuary. Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary of Russell, Kansas is in charge of the funeral service arrangements.