Dean Maurer, 84, of Delhi, Iowa, passed away, Sunday, April 28, 2019. Visitation: 4:00 – 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 1, 2019, Clifton – Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Earlville, Iowa. Funeral Services: 10:30 a.m., Thursday, May 2, 2019, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Delaware. Additional visitation one hour prior to services at the church. Burial: Oakland Cemetery, Manchester, Iowa.
Dean was born January 3, 1935, in Earlville, Iowa, the oldest son of Nieman and Marian (Carpenter) Maurer. Dean was a 1953 graduate of Delhi High School. Dean married Jean Barr in 1958 and together they farmed near Delhi, retiring in 2012. Dean was a lifelong resident of Delaware County. He served on the Greeley Creamery Board, the Federal Land Bank Board, and held many church offices over the years. Dean hauled milk for 11 years to the Greeley Creamery and sold feed for a time.
Dean is survived by his wife of over 60 years, Jean Maurer, children, Pamela Mormann, and Mark (Mary) Maurer; four granddaughters, Holly Maurer, Kari (Adam) Schulte, Tara Maurer and Kayla (Ethan) Neumueller; step grandchildren, Nathan (Kelly) Mormann, and Nicole (Joe) Backes; three great-grandchildren, Addison and Lily Schulte, and Kinley Neumueller; and seven step great-grandchildren, Lucas Bente, Jordan, Desi, Tehya, and Jonathan Mormann, and Caitlin and Ethan Backes; two brothers, Randy (Marla) Maurer and Donald (Gail) Maurer; one sister, Rosemary Herrington; and one sister-in-law, Marty Maurer.
Dean was preceded in death by his parents, Nieman and Marian (Carpenter) Maurer, a daughter Michele, a brother, Charles; a son-in-law, Alan Mormann; and a brother-in-law, Noel Freeze.
A memorial fund has been established in Dean’s memory.
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