Rev. Victor Maier
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July 15, 1914 - July 10, 2014
With his loving family and the presence of the Lord surrounding him, Victor Maier age 99 went home to be with Jesus on Thursday, July 10, 2014.
The service will be held at Valley Pentecostal Church, 2900 Life Way in Caldwell, Idaho on Tuesday, July 15, 2014, his 100th birthday at 1:00p.m. Entombment will be at the Hillcrest Memorials Gardens, Caldwell Idaho.
The family will greet friends and loved ones at the Nampa Funeral Home, Yraguen Chapel located at 415 12th Ave. South in Nampa on Monday, July 14, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. An online guest book is available at www.nampafuneralhome.com
Victor was born on July 15, 1914 in Kamimah, Idaho to Jacob and Elizabeth Maier. He was the 3rd of 14 children. He attended Pioneer School in Rupert, Idaho. Victor was raised on a farm and was required to drop out of school at an early age to help work the farm and help support the family. For a period of time he worked on a dude ranch and herded sheep. At age 22 he moved to Boise to attend Boise Bible College for 3 years. It was in Boise that he met and married his sweetheart, Ardith Roberts on October 15, 1939. They honeymooned at the World's Fair in San Francisco, California in their brand new 1939 Pontiac. At that time he worked for Ashley Signs for 25 cents an hour. In 1941, he and Ardith moved to Pocatello and founded a church. While pastoring, he continued working two other jobs….Western Auto during the day and Railway Express at night. He also worked for a period of time at the Naval Ordinance Plant until his severe allergies required him to move. In 1947 they moved to Nampa where he founded a church that he pastored for 30 years. His years in ministry included countless visits to hospitals, nursing homes, shut ins or anyone who needed his encouraging words and prayer. During these years he had a weekly radio broadcast called "Send The Light". In 1978, he, along with two other ministers purchased the old Payette Lakes Inn in McCall, Idaho where it was refurbished and used as a church camp named Miracle Heights, where he along with his wife Ardith served as camp directors for many years. He was presently a member of Celebrate Life Church in Nampa.
Victor is survived by his wife Ardith of almost 75 years, 4 daughters, Judy (Vern) Carpenter, Nampa, Sharon (Dan) McMasters, Louisiana, Jan King, Nampa, and Sue (Rick) Reneau, Nampa; 13 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren, with twin boys due in September. He is also survived by two brothers and four sisters. He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Joanna, son-in law George Hooley, son-in-law Ed King and 5 brothers and two sisters.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Kawempe Feed The Children. Checks can be written to WOMF-the ministry is World Outreach Ministry Foundation. PO Box 23267, Federal Way, Washington 98093 or a
A special thank you to Jolene Johnston for the tender loving care she gave them prior to moving to Grace Assisted Living. The family also wishes to thank the wonderful staff at Grace Assisted Living in Nampa and XL Hospice for their many hours of loving care.
Nampa Funeral Home Yraguen Chapel
415 12th Avenue South Nampa, ID 83651
Published in Idaho Press Tribune on July 13, 2014