John A. Maurer, age 74,
of Anna, died on Wednesday, May 10, 2023 at 1:35 P.M. at the Wilson Health System in Sidney. He was born on April 29, 1949 in Sidney, the son of the late Richard C. and LaRose B. (Sollman) Maurer. Survivors include his siblings Dolores Gross and Marna (John) Gutman all of Columbus, Barbara Doseck of Anna, and Rebecca Sager of Maryland, as well as a number of nieces, nephews, and close friends. Along with his parents, John was preceded in death by his brother in-laws Don Gross and Robert Doseck.
John was a graduate of Botkins High School. He went on to serve his country in the United States Army as an MP during the Vietnam War. He loved horse racing and worked as a parimutuel money manager in the racing circuit at many different tracks over the years. John lived life HIS way – always enjoying time with family and friends, spending time at his pond, and enjoying the company of his friends at Patrick’s Pub & Grill in McCartyville. His favorite past time was the annual Hibiscus Party he would host each August at the family pond.
A Memorial Service to celebrate John’s life will be held on Sunday, May 21, 2023 at 4:00 P.M. at the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen. The family will receive friends prior to the services at the funeral home on Sunday from 2:00 until 4:00 P.M. Memorial contributions in John’s memory can be made to the American Heart Association (P.O. Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284) or to the Mercy Mission House (950 Children’s Home Road, Sidney, Ohio 45365). To share memories or condolences with the family, please visit the funeral home website: www.gilberghartiwgfh.com