Jim was born October 19th, 1944, in Leavenworth, Kansas, to Reverend Wilson and Nora (Herwig) Maurer. He graduated from Marysville High School in Kansas and achieved a B.S. and MBA in Business Administration from Kansas State University in Manhattan. He served honorably as a hospital corpsman and aviation medical technician with the Navy from 1964-1968. He completed a tour in Vietnam as a Fleet Marine Force corpsman with the Marines from 1967-68 which included the TET offensive.

Jim married Sally Carol Rollman of Jacksonville, Florida on June 15th, 1968. In their 54 years of a loving marriage, they lived in Florida, Kansas, and Colorado. He was a special husband, father and “Papa” and was a very caring person to all he met. Jim worked for Marion Laboratories, a Kansas City pharmaceutical firm, and after retirement, led strategic planning for charitable and religious organizations. He was a lifetime member of the Marine Corps League Pikes Peak Detachment and Disabled American Veterans. He loved traveling with his wife Sally and enjoyed hiking, skiing, and golfing.

Jim is survived by his wife, Sally Carol Maurer; and loyal dog, Freddy; his daughter, Cindy Carter (Colorado Springs, CO); and grandchildren: Caedryn Carter (Lawrence, KS), Cale Carter and wife, Maggie (Ramstein AFB, Germany); his son, John Maurer and wife, Amy (Colorado Springs, CO); brother, Warren Maurer and wife, Nina (Colorado Springs, CO); sister, Cheri Maurer (Lee’s Summit, MO); brother, Tom Maurer and wife, Marcia (Manhattan, KS); nephew, Chad Maurer and wife, Kelly (Fort Collins, CO); niece, Jill Monaghan and husband, (Kansas City, MO). He was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. Wilson, and Nora Maurer. Jim joined his Lord and family members on December 31st, 2022.

Visitation will be at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 7, 2023 with the Celebration of Life at 10:00 a.m. all at the Shrine of Remembrance, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80910; (719) 634-1597.  Military Honors will open the celebration. Private inurnment will be at the Shrine of Remembrance Mausoleum, Columbarium of Paradeisos.

Memorials may be made in honor of Jim to the Marine Corps League, Pikes Peak Detachment.

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  1. You’ll be missed Jim and fondly remembered by all the good times.

  2. So sorry to hear about cousin Jim’s passing. I won’t be able to attend the funeral service, but will be thinking of all of you at this time of sorrow. The pictures of him are wonderful and looks exactly as I remember him. He was quite a bit older than me, but still have such wonderful memories of visiting Uncle Reinie and Aunt Nora in Marysville. Miss all of you!

  3. Jim was a good friend growing up in Marysville.
    He was a kind and caring person .
    The world could use more people like him.

  4. Jim was always such a close friend with my brother Dave. And, he was always very kind to me, the younger sister! And our families always enjoyed a special kinship! Sally, Warren & Nina, Cheryl, Tom & Marcia, and all your families are in my thoughts and prayers…

  5. All, Growing up in Marysville, Ks. was a great place. The Maurer’s were our family’s best friends. Our folk’s children were all about the same age, so church, visits and holidays were all fun as we all knew each other well. Jim had a nick name for everyone. My brother Dave was “hiller” to Jim. We have fond memories of many events and get-togethers with all of the family. Rest in peace, Jim. You will be missed. Mark/Dawn Allerheiligen

  6. John and Cindy- What a gem he was to your family and to the United States. I had a wonderful time chatting with him and your mom at John and Amy ‘s wedding. He told me some really funny stories about the nurses on the labor and delivery unit- where they put him for some time to help out., certainly the light we side do his duties in the military. He had so much love for his family and that was clear. What a gift! Hugs to you all! Love, Sara and Dev.

  7. Jim will always be in our hearts and memories. With much love to Sally, Cindy and John and the family. Linda and Jay Belote

  8. Jim was a great guy and so fun in our high school days. He was always a constant good person and like our classmate said, we could use more people like him.

  9. It was indeed a pleasure to have served our country in the same era and to share the pride of being able to be a part of Marine Corps League to assist in maintaining, like you, the traditions and ideals of that organization……….Sleep in the Peace of Christ, Good Friend, and the Glory of Our Father in Heaven

  10. Sally

    Know you are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. The death of a loved one is never easy no mater the circumstances. No matter how dark or deep the valley know God is always with you. While we didn’t get to know Jim, there is a connection with Marion Laboratories and Richard’s mother. Prayers for all of you.
    Cheryl and Richard Salmon
    Amy’s Aunt/Uncle
    Suzanne Meyers Brother/Sister(in-law)

  11. Jim,
    Amongst the men that I have had influence me in my life, you are among the best. You opened your home, family and heart to me and my children. You are and will always be the model for Husband and Father that I will forever try to emulate. You are an inspiration, and I only wish I would have listened more during our time together. They truly broke the mold when you were brought into this world and the world will not be the same without you in it. Your lessons will always be a strong reminder as my life goes on. I will continue to work to become the man you asked me to be, and I thank you from the deepest part of my heart for showing me how. You will be missed, never forgotten and always loved.
    -Nate

  12. Will always have the funny, crazy memories and the lectures of many. Our children loved you so much. Thanks for being there. You are and will be missed S. James, aka. Clint Eastwood, LOL. 👍

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