June 9, 1927 - September 29, 2015


Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 3, 2015, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Sartell for Cyril A. Maurer, age 88, who passed away Tuesday at Country Manor Health Care Center in Sartell. Rev. Timothy Baltes will officiate and burial will be at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery near Little Falls. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids and one hour prior to the services Saturday at the church. Parish prayers will be at 7:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Cyril was born June 9, 1927, in Mayhew Lake Township to Michael & Olivia (Kusterman) Maurer. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII. Cyril married Shirley Husman on April 27, 1956 in Ft. Ripley. They have lived in the Rice area for the past 59 years. Cyril was a self-employed carpenter and was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. He enjoyed working at the Poor Clare Monastery, fishing, deer hunting, woodworking, and mowing his lawn. Cyril was a hard working perfectionist with a strong faith.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley of Rice; children, Steven (Cathy) of Minnetonka, Mike (Jil) of Rice, Julie (Peter) Trousil of Rice, and Kate of Cambridge; sisters Esther Zimmer of St. Paul and Janet Kampa of Waite Park; four grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Cyril was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Lawrence, Leo, Raymond, Ralph, and Ervin.