Ferol Maurer, of Mora, died on Thursday, March 27, 2014 at Eastwood Senior Living in Mora. She was 84 years old.
FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 1 at Akkerman-Ingebrand Chapel in Mora.
VISITATION will be one hour prior to the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.
INTERMENT will be at Rice Lake Cemetery.
Ferol Augusta Rosina Maurer (Boelter) passed away Thursday March 27, 2014 at Eastwood Senior Living in Mora MN. She was 84 years old.
For a woman of not many words she left a lasting impression on everyone she met with a loving look, touch and giggle. Her two passions were her family and the written word.
She was born July 9, 1929 in St. Paul MN to Russell and Stella (Funk) Boelter. She grew up on the farm in Brunswick MN as an only child. While her father was at work in the cities she helped her mother take care of the farm. She enjoyed gardening, driving the tractor and hunting to provide a meal for the family’s table. Ferol attended the Coin and Brunswick school and then graduated from Mora High School. She won many spelling bees and was recognized for her amazing penmanship. As a teen, to help the family she worked at the Hall Drug and Red Owl grocery store in Mora. She always did what she could to help her family and friends.
Ferol wed William Fredrick Maurer after high school. They built a home in the town of Mora MN and had three children; Sherwyn, Sharon and Stuart. Her first priority was her children and taking care of their needs as a homemaker. She delivered the Star Tribune to help with financial responsibilities. Family was very important and after delivering the Sunday paper they would have breakfast with Rena and Fred Maurer then went to church. Continuing the family tradition from her childhood, they would have dinner at the farm with the whole family after church. She enjoyed taking the pontoon out for a day of fishing or taking a ride with William on the motorcycle. Ferol loved gardening, knitting, loud and fast cars, skeet shooting at Madden Lodge and playing the accordion. She took care of her father (Russell Boelter) at her home for many years until his passing. She was always making sure other people’s needs were met before thinking of herself.
Her loving and giving nature did not end with her children. Ferol loved taking her granddaughters and their friends on road trips, whether it was to walk along Mille Lacs Lake shores looking for shells, taking them to an amusement park, shopping or out for ice cream. That love followed to her 7 great grandchildren. Her smile was always the biggest when they were all together and making as much noise as possible.
The last three year’s she lived at Eastwood Senior Living and continued to leave an impression on all who worked there. Many of the aid’s called her “grandma” and loved all the different hats she would wear. Many of those hats she had knitted herself. The woman with little words but the love of a thousand will be missed by everyone that was blessed to know her.
She was preceded in death by parents, Russell and Stella (Funk) Boelter; husband, William Maurer.
She is survived by son, Sherwyn Maurer (Betty Ferguson) of Eagan; daughter, Sharon (Eddie) Rittenour of Mora; son, Stuart Maurer of Mora; grandchildren, Michelle Rittenour (Sheldon Fratzke) of Mora, Britane Peterson of Mora; great-grandchildren, Wyatt, Trinity, Autumn, Konner, Violet, Alyza and Ivyn all of Mora; plus many other relatives and friends.
A funeral service was held on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at Akkerman-Ingebrand Funeral Home in Mora with Betty Ferguson officiating. Music was provided by Brenda Elfstrum, Autumn Peterson and Trinity Rittenour. Pallbearers were Sherwyn Maurer, Stuart Maurer, Eddie Rittenour, Wyatt Peterson, Leroy Bremer and Eric Knudsen. Honorary pallbearers were Jason Norby, Gibs Holmes and Sheldon Fratzke. Interment was in the Rice Lake Cemetery in Braham, Minnesota.