Warren Maier 1931-2020
Warren D. Maier, 89, passed away peacefully on Friday, Dec. 18, 2020, at the Bell Gardens Assisted Living in Hillsboro, Ohio.
Warren was born on March 7, 1931, in Denison, the son of Edwin and Ethyl Maier. He grew up on the family farm and graduated from Denison High School in 1949.
Warren joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1951 and was stationed in Barstow, Calif., serving two years. He returned to Kansas where he met E. Darlene Plankinton, whom he married on April 25, 1955. Together they started their home in Salina, and he worked for J.C. Penney and International Milling Company. Warren and Darlene later returned to the Maier farm and Warren worked at Seaboard Milling Company in Topeka. He retired in 1996 after 33 years of work.
Warren and Darlene were very active campers and involved with Good Sam Camping Club. Warren served as the state director. They belonged to Mustang Camping Club in Holton for many years. Warren also spent 40 years umpiring softball and baseball and officiating basketball games in different locations. Warren served as a Boy Scout director and helped out in various jobs for 17 years in Kansas.
In 1997, Warren and Darlene moved to Hillsboro, Ohio, to be close to their daughter Deanna and her family. They spent many years attending their grandchildren’s sporting events, plays, camping, being involved at Hillsboro First Baptist Church, gardening and enjoying retirement.
Warren was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Darlene, who passed away on Feb. 16, 2015; and an infant son, Douglas Dean.
He leaves behind his son, Richard Allen and wife, Dorinda, of McKinney, Texas, and their children, Heather (Jason) Curtis of Morehead, Ky., and Lindsey (Justin) Gonzalez in Grand Forks, AFB, N.D., and daughter Deanna Kaye (Brian) Robinson of Hillsboro, Ohio, and their children, Joshua (Ashlynn Pagliaro) Maier of Cincinnati, Ohio, Alora (Skyler) Pond of Sanford, Fla., and Jordyn (Steven) Evans of Hillsboro, Ohio; and eight great-grandchildren, Warren Allen, Marrissa, McKinley and William Curtis, Taylor and Cole Gonzalez and twins Beckett and Willow Pond.
Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29 at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. Graveside services with military honors will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 30 in Holton Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Heart of Jackson Humane Society. Due to the critical situation we all are in, please remember the families during this difficult time and consider sending a card of condolence or posting on our website. Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436. www.mercerfuneralhomes.com. We also request everyone wear masks and practice social distancing.