Darwin J. Maier

California, MO

1928 - 2013

Darwin (D.J.) Maier, 85, of California, MO passed away on Friday, November 1, 2013 at The Bluffs in Jefferson City, MO.
He was born on May 16, 1928 in Jefferson City, MO, the son of Fred W. and Lydia (Sauer) Maier both of whom preceded him in death.
He graduated from California High School in 1945 and was drafted into the Army in November of 1950. He joined the Missouri National Guard in 1953 and worked for the Guard full time, retiring with over thirty years of service in 1981. Darwin was a lifetime member of the Missouri National Guard Association and also the United States National Guard Association. He belonged to the American Legion Post 5 in Jefferson City, MO, the California Eagles Aerie 4027 and was a member of the United Church of Christ in California, MO.
He is survived by one daughter, Dr. Linda S. Maier Kolchin and husband Fred of Huntsville, AL; one son, Gary W. Maier with wife Christy of Louisville, KY; three grandchildren Zachary and wife Brittney , Joseph and Kylie of Louisville, KY and one brother, Bill Maier and wife Ruth of California, MO.
He was preceded in death by one daughter Leanna Jean Maier in 1958.
Funeral Services will be on Friday, November 8, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. at the United Church of Christ in California. Officiating will be the Rev. Andrew Lovins. Interment with full military honors will be at Riverview Cemetery in Jefferson City, MO. Visitation will be on Thursday, November 8, 2013 from 4:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M. at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to the Friends of the Finke or the California U.C.C. c/o Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Service. Arrangements are under the direction of Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, California, MO

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