April 23, 1954 - May 22, 2018

 

Visitation will be 4:00-8:00 p.m. Friday, May 25, 2018 at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids for Kenneth J. Maurer, age 64, who passed away Tuesday at the St. Cloud Hospital. A private family burial will be at Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery near Little Falls.

Ken was born in St. Paul, Minnesota. He was the first born of six brothers and two sisters. This made him a leader and a man who knew how to give marching orders. To further enhance these abilities, he joined the United States Marine Corps after graduating high school. In the Marines he settled into aircraft and engine mechanics. Ken was honorably discharged with National Service Medal, Recognition of Superior Performance and believe it or not, a Good Conduct Medal. He carried his love of mechanics into his civil life. Ken drove and maintained his race car, #44, for six years. He worked at Cretex in Elk River where he worked with large concrete supports for 40 years, there was no job at Cretex he hadn’t done. He always kept a motorcycle close by. He enjoyed watching NASCAR, the Walking Dead and 800 AM WVAL Radio.

Ken is survived by his children, Tabatha (Jeremy), James (Stephanie), Rhonda (Jacob); wife, Amy; mother, Connie; brothers, and sisters, Jerry, Mike, Bruce, Dave, Diana, Beth, Bill; 9 grandchildren, 4 step grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. He was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Sr.; grandson, Dale Allen; brother, Chuck; niece, Cassy; his dog, Lexus; and Dale Earnhardt Sr.