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Vernon Lee Maier

8/25/2014

Vernon Lee Maier, 82, Russell, died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at Russell Regional Hospital.

Vernon Lee Maier, 82, Russell, died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at Russell Regional Hospital.

He was born Dec. 1, 1931, in Rush County to Alexander and Mollie (Lock) Maier. He attended a country school in District 96.

He married Frances N. (Resner) Meier on Aug. 21, 1966, in Russell. He started working for Agco Inc. in 1969, retiring in 1996 as fleet tire manager. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving from 1953 to 1954 and was stationed in Germany.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, of the home; a daughter, Christine Maier, Russell; two stepsons, Richard Meier and Herbert Meier, both of Wichita; two brothers, Albert Maier, Great Bend, and Alan Maier, Otis; two sisters, Elnora Garver, Humansville, Mo., and Mary Ann Bieberle, Bushton; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, Russell; burial in St. John Lutheran Cemetery, with military rites by Russell Veterans of Foreign Wars Honor Guard.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, with family present to greet friends from 6 to 7 p.m. at the mortuary.

Memorials are suggested to Russell County Veterans Memorial in care of the mortuary.