Alvin E Maier

Alvin E Maier

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Death 9 Apr 2007 (aged 90)
Ritzville, Adams County, Washington, USA
Burial Ritzville, Adams County, Washington, USA
Memorial ID 38675992 · View Source
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Obituary, Spokesman-Review, The - (Apr/11/2007)

Maier, Alvin E. "Blimp" age 90, a member of America's Greatest Generation, passed away quietly in the presence of his family on April 9, 2007. Born to Edward and Dora (Becker) Maier, on July 12, 1916, he spent his entire life in Ritzville with the exception of the years he served in the Army during World War II. After the war, he worked in the clothing business until he took over the ARCO distributorship. He was a successful business man for many years and was known for his work ethic, honesty, fairness, and commitment to service.

Al was also very active in the Ritzville Community, serving on the Ritzville School Board and 61 year member of the Ritzville Lions Club. He was the last living member of the Ritzville Golf Course "Sweat of the Brow Club" and "The Unit Owners Club" that built and financed the golf club house. After retirement he enjoyed traveling, spending winters in Hemet, CA, and playing golf. He could be found on the local golf course swinging a club until the last several years when his health began to fail.

Al is survived by his wife Lura at the home; two sons Bill (Karol) and John (Jan); and stepson Terry (Earlene) Allert. He was a proud grandfather to nine and great-grandfather to five. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Eleanor and brothers Lawrence and Vernon, as well as his first wife Gerry.

Graveside services with vault interment will be held Saturday, April 14, 2007 at 10:00 AM at Emanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Ritzville, followed by a Celebration of Life Memorial Service at 11:00 AM, at Zion Philadelphia United Church of Christ, 301 E. Broadway, Ritzville, WA. DANEKAS FUNERAL HOME, RITZVILLE, WA is in charge of funeral arrangements. Mr. Maier will lie in state at the Danekas Funeral Home from 1 to 5 PM, on Friday, April 13th. The family suggest memorial contributions be made to the Ritzville Lions Club, Legion Remodeling Project, C/O Jim Leffel Treas. 219 W. Main, Ritzville, WA 99169.


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  • Created by: Washington State Cemetery Association
  • Added: 23 Jun 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 38675992
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Alvin E Maier (12 Jul 1916–9 Apr 2007), Find A Grave Memorial no. 38675992, citing Emanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Ritzville, Adams County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by Washington State Cemetery Association (contributor 47118254) .