2017-10-05 / Obituaries

James Martin Maurer

Former Houghton Lake resident James Martin Maurer, 82, Harrison, died Sept. 30, 2017, in Lansing.

A memorial service, officiated by Pastor Dr. Jim Green, was held Oct. 6 at Parker Memorial Baptist Church, Lansing. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Parker Memorial Baptist Church Missions Fund. Arrangements were handled by Holihan-Atkin-Barclay Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Grand Ledge.

He was born Nov. 26, 1934, in Lansing, to the late Martin J. and Mildred (Peters) Maurer. He graduated from Charlotte High School Class of 1954. He served his country in the United States Army and had a 31-year career at Oldsmobile. He was a talented woodworker and enjoyed collecting antique cars.

Preceding him in death were his grandchildren, Bethany and Benjamin Beland; and brother, Donald Maurer.

Surviving are his wife of 52 years, June (Wickham); sons, Tony (Jenny Sherman) Maurer of Perry, Jim (Holly) Maurer of Seville, OH, and Kenn (Tracie )Maurer of Spring Hill, TN; daughters, Becky Beland of Haslett, Gail (John) Battle of Chattanooga, TN, and Carolyn (Greg Skinner) Maurer of Gaylord; grandchildren, Nathan Jeckel, Bradley and Brooklyn Battle, Holly Maurer, Rachel and Zachary Beland, Makayla, Ezekiel, Elijah, Azzariah, Malachi and Levi Maurer, Nathan Shavalia and Simon and Shiloh Maurer; and sisters, Sondra (Jerry) Perkins and Vickie Maurer. 

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