June 16, 1926 — Feb. 2, 2011
James William Maier, 84, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, Feb., 2 in Enterprise.
Jim was born in Albany the youngest of six children born to Pauline (Stuber) and Peter Maier.
Jim graduated from Albany Union High School in 1944, prior to serving two years in the United States Navy. He married Marilyn (Stiner) in 1945. Following Marilyn’s death, he married Patricia (Hermo Boyd) in 1959.
For many years Jim owned and managed Maier Roofing Company in Albany. The company was started by his father and was passed on to Jim’s son Steve. In 1993, Jim and Patti moved to Joseph where Jim continued to enjoy hunting and fishing as well as his many other interests including woodworking and stained glass. Jim’s stained glass artistry is displayed in several area buildings.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents and five siblings, Albert, Carl, John, Esther and Elsie.
He was well loved and admired by his surviving family members: wife Patti; three daughters, Kathleen Winterstein and husband Jim of Olympia, Wash., Christine Spring of Dallas, Anne Wright and husband Barney of Irvine, Calif.; son Steve Boyd and wife Pitsachaporn of Albany; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
Jim was a life-long member of the Lutheran church and a funeral service was held Feb. 8 at Grace Lutheran Church in Enterprise conducted by his grandson, Pastor Timothy Winterstein of Fisher, Minn. He was laid to rest at Prairie Creek Cemetery in Joseph.
Memorials may be made to Community Connection’s Senior Meals and Food Bank, 702 N.W. First St., Enterprise, OR 97828; Grace Lutheran Church, 409 Main St., Enterprise, OR 97828; or Faith Lutheran Church, 104 S. 12th St., La Grande, OR 97850.