AKKERMAN-INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – MORA
Stuart Maurer, of Mora, died on Sunday, January 8, 2017. He was 51 years old.
MEMORIAL GATHERING OF FRIENDS AND FAMILY will be held on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017 from 12:00 noon until 3:00 pm. at Akkerman-Ingebrand Funeral Home in Mora.
INURNMENT will be held in the spring at Rice Lake Cemetery, Braham, MN
Stuart Russel Fredrick Maurer, of Mora, Minnesota, passed away on January 8, 2017 at FirstLight Health System in Mora. He was 51 years old.
Stuart was born on September 4, 1965 at Kanabec Hospital in Mora to William and Ferol (Boelter) Maurer.
As a child he loved jumping on the back of his fathers, brothers or sisters Harley for a ride. He was excited when he was finally big enough to ride the 50CC Harley himself and it was hard to get him off of it. At age nine he got a paper route. After his route was finished he would have breakfast with his grandpa and grandma Maurer. Every Sunday the family would go to the family farm to help and have lunch with grandpa and grandma Boelter. Family was important to him. In high school Stuart worked at Hardee’s in Mora and with his amazing hands painted the train in the playroom. He had a passion for art, painting many murals and portraits for people. He graduated from Mora High School in 1984. After high school he worked on some of his prerequisites here in Minnesota and attended Power for Abundant Living with his brother. He then moved to Phoenix, AZ to attend Collins College. He took his passion for art to the next level and studied Visual Communication and had made covers for albums and CD’s. After the passing of his father he moved back to Minnesota to be with his mother. He got a job in 1992 as a black jack dealer at the Grand Casino Hinckley and was one of the best. Over the 25 years as a black jack dealer he met and touched many people’s hearts. He moved to the family farm where he loved taking his dog Amadeus for walks. Along with being an amazing artist Stuart also loved martial arts. In the past few years he did a lot of traveling and taking many adventures holding up “You Should Be Here” sign. He was seen as an original and one of a kind man. His smile, contagious laugh, kindness, love for animals, love for children and never speaking badly of others was what he was known for and will never be forgotten. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
He was preceded in death by parents, William and Ferol (Boelter) Maurer.
He is survived by brother Sherwyn Maurer (Betty Ferguson) of Apple Valley; sister, Sharon (Eddie) Rittenour of Mora; Niece Michelle Rittenour (Sheldon Fratzke) of Mora; Britane Peterson (Steve Bernedt) of Mora; great nieces and nephews, Wyatt, Trinity, Autumn, Konner, Violet, Alyza and Ivyn all of Mora; plus many other relatives and friends.