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.