Marian Ruth Maier

August 23, 1934 - February 18, 2024

Marian Ruth (Schulz) Maier, 89, of Lincoln, was born on August 23, 1934, in Garland, Nebraska, the daughter of Rudolph John Schulz and Edna Katherine (Christjaener) Schulz. She became a child of God through the Sacrament of Holy Baptism, September 9, 1934, at Zion Lutheran Church, Garland. Her faith was confirmed in the Lord, March 21, 1948, at St. John Lutheran Church, Seward. Her confirmation verse was Colossians 3:17. Marian passed into Heaven surrounded by her children on February 18, 2024, at the age of 89 years, 5 months, 26 days from her home in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Marian and Delmar Carl Maier were united in marriage on August 10, 1952, at St. John’s in Seward. They were blessed with five children, Cheryl, Denise, Alan, Brendel, and Brian. Prior to marriage, Marian worked as a housekeeper and nurse aid at Seward Memorial Hospital. While Delmar was serving in the USAF, they lived in Fairbanks, Alaska and Yuma, Arizona. In Fairbanks, she worked as a Civil Service clerk. In Yuma, she worked as a bookkeeper. After Delmar’s honorable discharge they returned to Lincoln in February 1955. There she was a nurse aid at Bryan Hospital before becoming a stay-at-home mother to their wonderful children. Marian was an active member of Redeemer Lutheran Church. At Redeemer, she attended Sunday morning Bible class, Women of Redeemer’s Thursday Noon Circle and LWML. She also served on various committees. In July 1982, they moved to an acreage near Seward. At St. John’s in Seward, she was a member of the Ladies Aid and LWML again serving on many committees. She faithfully attended World Relief Quilting and Wednesday morning Bible class. At the LCMS District office in Seward, she volunteered for 18 years working with the Large Print Church Ministries. In November of 1999 they returned to Lincoln. Her service activities continued at Northgate Garden Estates with the Linus Quilters and Menu Committee.

Marian was delighted to be a homemaker and enjoyed many hobbies: sewing, gardening, flowers, ceramics, quilting, playing cards, and traveling. She and Delmar traveled to many places in the US and Europe. Above all, family gatherings and vacations were her most cherished time. Family fishing trips were a particular favorite. This shared family sentiment is part of her legacy.

Survivors holding Marian’s memory dear include children: Cheryl (Todd) Williams, Denise (Tom) Hertzel, Alan (Zo) Maier, Brendel (Myra) Maier, Brian Maier; grandchildren: Sean (Brooke) Williams, Joseph (Dacia) Williams, Jason (Cortney) Williams, James Williams, Stephanie (Derek) Trutna, Melissa (Ja’Thi) Green, Kristin Maier, Lucas (Stephanie) Maier, Dale Maier, Jessica (Ben) Kunz, Ashlynn (Jacob) Nikodym, Erin Maier, Carli Maier, Brandon Maier, Jacob Maier, Jerrad Maier; step-grandchildren: Faith (Paul) Burd, Zion Schell, Christopher Clark and Audriyanna Gewont; 19 great grandchildren, Dean Ouellette, Wayne (Chris) Schulz, Lois Reins, Diane (Bruce) Christensen, and numerous relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 49 and one half years, her parents, brother Virgil Schulz, sister Delores Ouellette, brother-in-law Gery Reins, granddaughter Shelbie Maier and extended family members.

To this obituary, we add thoughts, prayers, and memories of our loving Mother’s example of her faith and life well-lived serving others to the glory of God. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes memorials to: Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, Redeemer Lutheran Church Lincoln, Lincoln Lutheran Middle/High School.

Funeral service: 10:00 am Friday, February 23, 2024, Redeemer Lutheran Church, 510 S. 33rd St.

Visitation from 4-7 pm Thursday, February 22, 2024, Roper and Sons Midtown Chapel, 4300 ‘O’ St.





Roper & Sons Midtown Chapel

4300 O St.
Lincoln, NE 68510

(402) 476-1225

Funeral Service


Redeemer Lutheran Church

510 S. 33rd St., Lincoln, Nebraska

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February 23, 2024

Marian was a wonderful woman and raised a wonderful family. Reunited with Delmar. Remembering the wonderful times we had as neighbors.

– Donna & Dave Griess
February 22, 2024

I will never forget meeting Aunt Marian. She welcomed me into the Maier family and her home with open arms, a beautiful smile, and a sweet spirit. All that never changed over the many years. Her faith, love for her family, her ability to listen and openly share wisdom were just a glimpse of what made her special to so many, myself included!! She will be missed, but memories of that smile and beautiful spirit will remain in my heart forever. Thank you, Aunt Marian!

– Diane Joiner Maier
February 21, 2024

Our dear Aunt Marian had a great, wonderful, lasting impact on our lives. Her middle name ‘Ruth’ means companion or friend in the Old Testament Hebrew. In the Book of Ruth, that loyalty and kindness was well-demonstrated; “Where you go I will go….” (Ruth 1:16) and that Ruth was a powerful witness for God’s greatness. Marian’s life saw both hard times and good, and no doubt this served to strengthen her service to others and her faith in our Lord. She was a powerful witness of faith and hope and love, which comes from God. We knew her as having the kindest of hearts; a wise, caring, gentle and loving soul. Her family-oriented nature was also a wonderful witness to others. As her young nephew, this was most noticeable to me during family gatherings. As an adult, I am grateful for the many wonderful phone conversations she and I undertook over the years, where we covered nearly every possible topic–including our departure to heaven. As we’ve also missed our parents and other aunts and uncles, we will surely miss Aunt Marian. We look forward to that time when our Lord, too, calls us home to be in our Savior’s arms and reunited with loved ones. Cousins, may you find peace and joy in the fact that your mother and grandmother is now with Jesus, her husband Delmar, and all the other saints! (Hope the photo is viewable, had to downsize it.)

– Gary & Diane Maier

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