June 9, 2012

V. E. “Gene” Maier

V. E. “Gene” Maier age 81 of Lincoln, Nebraska died on Friday, June 8, 2012 at the Tabitha Journey House in Lincoln.  He was born on January 12, 1931 in Clearmont, Missouri to Kennard and Mabel (Williams) Maier.  He served in the U. S. Air Force from 1950 to 1954, three years in the Panama Canal Zone.  Gene owned and operated a service station in Clarinda, Iowa before moving to Lincoln in 1977.  He then worked for Big “A” Auto Parts and retired from the Department of Revenue.  He was a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church.

Gene is survived by his wife Ruth of Lincoln, daughters, Cynthia and Jack Grandman of Denver, CO; Julia Maier of Lincoln; son, Douglas Maier of Lincoln; grandson, Nicholas Rainforth of Lincoln; granddaughter, Elizabeth Grandman of Denver; great-grandson, Caden Rainforth; sister, Theda Nothwehr of Clarinda, IA; brother, Leland (Donna) Maier of Boise, ID.  He was preceded in death by his parents and a grandson, Nathan Rainforth.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, June 10, 2012 from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Wyuka Funeral Home. 

The funeral service will be held on Monday, June 11, 2012 at 10:30 A.M. at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 8320 South Street, with Pastor Nancy Flader officiating.

Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to the Aldersgate United Methodist Church.



  1. My love and prayers are with you all. Words seem so inadequate but my heart hurts for you all even knowing he is in a better place. Love to you all. Kathy

  2. I will miss my uncle Gene, and feel fortunate that I was able to see him this last fall. I would have loved to have been able to spend more time with him over the years growing up, he was such a nice man who was always interested in our lives, and how we were all doing. I wish that I could be there with you all – Eric

  3. My brother Gene was a wonderful man.
    I am just sorry that we did not get to see each other in person in recent years.
    However, we were in touch by phone which reminded me how caring and kind he always was.
    Gene, you are missed by your famiy and friends and will always be in my heart and thoughts.
    God Bless your soul, now at rest and at peace.
    Your loving sister, Diane in Il.

  4. Gene was a wonderful person, and I greatly enjoyed working with him when he stopped at Russwood Chrysler, to just talk or if he or someone in his family needed some help with a car. He was a very caring person and that showed in whatever he did. I extend my sincere condolences to his family and know that his gentle spirit will live on.


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