Arnold Maier, 94, formerly of Hannover and Bismarck, died February 22, 2014 at Trinity Nursing Home, Minot.
A funeral service will be held at 10:30 am on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at St. Peters Lutheran Church, Hannover, with Reverend Russell Fitch officiating. Burial will be at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery with full military honors.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 pm on Monday, February 24 at Buehler Larson Funeral Home, Mandan, and continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday.
Arnold was born June 9, 1919 on the family farm in Oliver County to Philip and Anna (Henke) Maier. He attended grade school in Hannover and graduated from New Salem High School. In 1941 he was drafted into the US Army where he served for four years with the First Armored Division and was a Purple Heart Recipient. Returning home he married his childhood sweetheart, Evelyn Henke, on November 4, 1945 in Hannover. They took over the family farm, Spring Coal Valley Stock Farm, until 1970 when they moved to Bismarck. In 1973 they moved to Westhope where Arnold managed Gateway Inn. Later returning to Bismarck he worked at Holiday Inn and Fleck Law Office retiring in 1993. In 2011 Arnold entered Trinity Nursing Home in Minot. Military organizations were very important to Arnold and he was a member of the VFW, American Legion Amvets, DAV, and held many offices. He was instrumental in getting the Purple Heart Monument at the state capitol. Arnold was active in 4-H and enjoyed photography. Above all his family was the most important thing to him and his grandchildren each held a special place in his heart.
Arnold will be missed by his wife of 68 years, Evelyn Maier, Minot; daughter, Gayle Lee, Minot; son, Gary Maier, Center; six grandchildren, Annette (Paul) Foss, Minot, Anthony (Christy) Lee, Westhope, Shelly (Chad) Portscheller, Bismarck, Wendy (Jason) Hausauer, McClusky, Scott (Miranda) Maier, Center, and Shayla Maier (Joe Bornemann), Center; 9 great grandchildren; sister, Lucille (Wally) Fowler, Wenatchee, WA; brother, Raymond Maier, New Salem; brother-in-law, Kenneth (Audrey) Henke, Hannover; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Arnold was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Beatrice and Frances; son-in-law, Jackie Lee; and great grandson, Paxton Lee.
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