Darrell Eugene Maier

Maier_ovalMay 31, 1951 ~ February 8, 2016


Darrell E. Maier, 64, Sioux Falls, SD, died Monday, February 8, 2016, at the Bethany Home, Brandon.

A Celebration of Life will be held 10:30am, Saturday, February 13, 2016, at Zion Lutheran Church, Sioux Falls with Full Military Rites.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established.

Darrell Eugene Maier was born May 31, 1951, in Winner, SD, to Virgil and Edith (Story) Maier as one of six children. The family moved to Seattle, WA where Darrell graduated from high school. Darrell then enlisted in the US Air Force Reserve. On June 26, 1971, Darrell married Pauline Rich in Seattle. The family moved to Hoskins, NE, where he worked for Kahler Construction and then for Affiliated Foods over 32 years. Upon his retirement, Darrell and Pauline moved to Wynot, NE. In 2012, they moved to Sioux Falls to be closer to their children.

Darrell was a member of the Luverne Motorcycle Club and enjoyed riding. His major pastime was restoring and building “hot rods” and enjoyed birdwatching.

Darrell will be deeply missed by his spouse, Pauline; three children, Lee (Amber) Maier, Tea; Kurt (Stacy) Maier, Tea; and Kristine (Pat) LaRue, Alvin, TX; 10 grandchildren, Cassie, Caitlin, Carter, Jaden, and Jaylie Maier, Ty Rich, Amanda (Dustin) Stookey, Ashley, PJ and Grace LaRue; 4 great-grandchildren, Madison, Gabriella, Brinley and Beka; 5 brothers and sisters, Sharon (Dean) Courtright, Perry, OK; Lori (Lee) Parker, Beemer, NE; Kevin (Ann) Maier, Deadwood; Gary Maier, San Luis Obispo, CA; and Marty Maier, Onida; and many nieces and nephews.

Darrell was preceded in death by his parents, Virgil and Edith (Story) Maier and one nephew, Alex Maier.

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  • Paul and Trish Kolterman says:

    Our deepest condolences to everyone with Darrell’s passing. He fought the brave fight and now enjoys full restoration in the arms of Jesus Christ. May the memories you have give you comfort and may your faith in the resurrection give you peace. Our prayers are with you.

    Blessings and Hugs,
    Paul and Trish Kolterman

  • Dennis Schlickbernd says:

    Pauline and family, so sorry to hear of Darrell’s passing. Thinking of you guys brings back memories of the good times that we had in the car club in Norfolk.
    Dennis Schlickbernd

  • Dear Pauline and family. What gets me through the lost of someone dear is that they are stored forever in your heart.Remember all the fun things you did and be proud that you two stayed with your vows till death do you part. Touch your heart when you want to be near him. He is there Love you

  • It was a privilege to have gotten to know Darrell as a fellow member at Zion Lutheran Church. His faith was an inspiration to us. We will miss him.

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