Lillian Maurer, 97

Lillian Margaret Maurer, 97, formerly of rural Urbana, died at 2:20 a.m., Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at Wellbrooke of Wabash, where she lived the last three years. 

She was born March 10, 1920, in Colby, Kan., to Henry and Hilda (Rodenbeck) Kersenbrock.

Lillian was a 1938 graduate of Colby Community High School. She married Maurice Maurer in Urbana, Indiana on Sept. 10, 1940; he died July 12, 1982. She worked at Cyclone Seeder in Urbana for 21 years. She was a member of St. Peter's United Church of Christ, and the Women's Guild.

She is survived by her son, William Lee (Toni) Maurer of Wabash; son-in-law, Jim Herndon of Marietta, Ga.; three grandchildren, Stephanie April (John) DiMarjio of Niles, Mich., Nicholas Maurer of Rochester, and Mindy Herndon, of Tucker, Ga.; three great-grandchildren, Elli DiMarjio and Lilly DiMarjio, both of Niles, and Chelsie George of Wabash, and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, daughter, Marjorie Herndon, and three sisters.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 18, 2017, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with Pastor Larry Holderbaum officiating. Burial will be in St. Peter's Cemetery, Urbana.

Preferred memorial is St. Peter's Cemetery in Urbana.

The memorial guest book for Lillian may be signed at


Posted on 2017 Mar 15