Burial will be at Waterman Cemetery in Sutherland. Military services will be conducted by the American Legion Post No. 152 of Sutherland following the graveside services.
Kenneth passed away Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2007, at Spencer Hospital.
Kenneth Clarence Maurer, the son of Albert and Emma Gross Maurer, was born Oct. 25, 1923 in Rossie. His childhood years were spent in the Spencer, area, where he received his education, graduating from Spencer High School. Later, he attended a trade school. Ken entered the military and served during World War II with the U.S. Navy from 1941 until his honorable discharge in 1945. During his military career, he achieved the ranking of Quartermaster 2nd Class.
Ken married Alice Duncan on Aug. 18, 1946. Following their marriage, he moved to Sutherland, where he owned and operated Ken's Feed Store for over 40 years. He also owned Ken's Feed Store in Calumet. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Sutherland. Ken was an active member of Abiff Lodge 347 in Sutherland, where he was involved with the consistory, the shrine auxiliary, Ruritan Club and was a member of American Legion Post 152 in Sutherland. He married Lois (Proehl) Rohrbaugh in 2001.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Alice in August of 1988; four sisters: Beatrice Ramhorst, Josephine Stouffer, Blanche Taylor and Marilyn Taylor; and a brother, Everett.
Kenneth is survived by his wife, Lois, of Sutherland; his children: Ronald Maurer and his wife, Nancy, of Cherokee, Cindy Lundquist and her husband, Doug, of Paullina, Greg Maurer and his wife, Deana, of Webb City, Mo., Gail Maurer and his wife, Sherry, of Sutherland, and Brad Maurer and his wife, Deb, of Sutherland; 18 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and three sisters: Frances Hepworth of Royal, Arlene Heine of Spirit Lake, and Beverly Slipke of Milford.