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Roy Maurer

February 19, 1928 — May 25, 2017

Normal-Roy J. Maurer, 89, of Eureka and formerly Normal, IL passed away at 8:45 am on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at the Apostolic Christian Home of Eureka where he had been a resident.

He was born on February 19, 1928 in Forrest, IL a son of Martin and Leah Heinold Maurer. He married Anna M. Aberle on August 15, 1954 in Forrest, IL. She survives.

Also surviving are his children, two daughters, Sue (Mark) Hinrichsen of Eureka; Janet (Tim) Riddle of Phoenix, AZ; four sons, John (Emily) Maurer of Saybrook, IL; Alan Maurer of Forrest; David Maurer of Phoenix, AZ; Timothy (Maribelle) Maurer of Eureka; four sisters, Kathryn Steingraber of Pekin; Anna May Clinton of Peoria; Lucille (Robert) Zimmerman of Bloomington; Louise (Clifford) Troyer of Waterford, PA; sixteen grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one infant daughter, Joy Annette Maurer; and one sister, Bernice Bammann.

Roy farmed in the Forrest area until his retirement. He was an Army veteran serving in the Korean War and a 60 year member of the American Legion Post #174 in Forrest, IL.

He was a member of the Bloomington Apostolic Christian Church and Gideons International.

Roy was a faithful saint who loved to share the gospel to any and all that would listen. He told of Jesus to those in prison and at truck stops.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm on Sunday, May 28, 2017 at the Bloomington Apostolic Christian Church. Church ministers will officiate. Visitation will be held on Saturday evening from 4-6 pm at the church and again from 12-12:45 pm at the church on Sunday before the service. Burial will be in the Bloomington Apostolic Christian Cemetery. Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Gideons International or the Apostolic Christian Home of Eureka and to Apostolic Christian Harvest Call. Online condolences may be sent to


MAY 27. 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (CDT)

Bloomington Apostolic Christian Church
Bloomington, IL

Funeral service

MAY 28. 1:00 PM (CDT)

Bloomington Apostolic Christian Church
Bloomington, IL

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