James "Jim" P. Maier, 76
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April 11, 1938 - April 15, 2014
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Sauk Rapids for James "Jim" P. Maier age 76 of Sauk Rapids who passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at the St. Cloud VA Medical Center. Fr. Jerry Dalseth will officiate and entombment will be at the Sacred Heart Mausoleum, Sauk Rapids. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids and also one hour prior to the services at the church on Thursday morning. Parish prayers will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday evening at the funeral home.
James Paul Maier was born on April 11, 1938 in Sauk Rapids to Paul and Anna (Otremba) Maier. He married Eleanor Illies on July 7, 1959 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Elrosa, MN. Jim served in the U.S. Army Reserves during the Vietnam War. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, the Antique Car Club, and the American Legion Post 254. Jim has owned and operated Countryside Auto in Sauk Rapids since 1963. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, hunting, fishing, stock car racing, snowmobile racing, horseshoes, cards, softball, volleyball, waterskiing, dancing, trap shooting, watching NASCAR and hobby farming. Jim was a competitive person who will be remembered for his sense of humor and frequent pranks.
He is survived by his wife, Eleanor of Sauk Rapids; children, Michelle (Roger) Traut of Sartell, Danita (Kenny) Traut of St. Stephen, Jacqueline (Bruce) Warnert of Mayhew Lake, Victoria Maier of Sauk Rapids and Jonathan (Jenny) Maier of Holdingford; siblings, Edward (Helen) Maier of Sauk Rapids, Abe (Carole) Maier of Clearwater, Dorothy Schmitz of Waite Park, Laura (Val) Rau of Richfield, Mildred Felling of Minneapolis, Kathleen Rosa of Sauk Rapids, Sharon (Don) Wieber of St. Joseph, and Maxine (Vernon) Goebel of Albany; thirteen grandchildren, and thirteen great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, James Brian Maier; sister, Alvira Schwinghammer; brothers in law, Willard Schwinghammer, George Schmitz, Charles Picken, Donald Felling, Lloyd Rosa, and Donald Emslander; father in law and mother in law, John and Gertrude Illies.
Obituary, Guest Book and video tribute available online: www.williamsdingmann.com
Williams Dingmann Funeral Homes
324 2nd Avenue South
Sauk Rapids, MN 56379
Published in the St. Cloud Times on Apr. 17, 2014