Alvin J. Maurer Jr, age 76, of Willmar, passed away Wednesday, Febraury 23, at his residence.
Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 10, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Willmar. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Interment will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 17, at the Pilgrim's Rest Cemetery in Mankato. Arrangements are entrusted to Peterson Brothers Funeral Home. www.petersonbrothers.com
Alvin John Maurer Jr was born on October 18, 1945, in Mankato, Minnesota, the son of Alvin and Dorothy (Schweim) Maurer. He grew up in Eau Claire, Wisconsin and later moved to Austin, Minnesota where he graduated high school in 1964. Alvin enlisted in The U.S. Navy and served from 1964 to 1970. Following his honorable discharge, Alvin served in the U.S. Army Reserves for a few years. From 1984-1986, he attended the Mankato Vo-Tech and earned a certification in computer maintenance. Alvin worked for many years at Sea Gate in Bloomington before retiring and moving to Willmar. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and shooting firearms.
He is survived by one son, Michel Maurer of Apple Valley; one brother, Ronald (and Linda) Maurer of Brandon, SD.; two sisters, Kathy (and Ken) Lenz of Waseca and Lois Palmer of Minneapolis, besides other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents.