Robert L. Maurer

January 18, 1947August 26, 2013
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Robert L. Maurer, 66, of Newburgh passed away Monday August 26, 2013, at St. Mary’s Medical Center. He was born in Evansville, Indiana, to Joseph C. Maurer and Shirley E. Harned.

Robert graduated from Boonville High School and attended Layne Tech before being drafted into the United States Army on May 4, 1966. He earned the nickname “Spanky” by becoming the leader of the motor pool where he was stationed in South Korea as a mechanic and retriever operator. He was honorably discharged on May 2, 1969. After discharge from the Army, he worked at Bucyrus Erie and later Continental Emsco until 1982. He was an excellent welder and fabricator and could tweak any design to fit the task. He was an avid fisherman and classic car guru. He never met a stranger and could talk to anybody about anything (especially fishing). He loved to teach (especially fishing) and spend time with his grandchildren. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather that will be missed dearly by his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife Fran (née Wire) of Newburgh, Indiana; sons Robert A. Maurer of Boonville, IN, Timothy (Dawn) Maurer of St. Louis, MO.; daughter Jennifer R. Wilhelm (Ryan Schiff) of Chandler, IN; brothers Mark (Karen) Maurer of Chandler, IN, Dewayne Donner, Joseph (Janet) C. Maurer II, and Brent (Cindi) Maurer; sisters Debbra Maurer; Beverly (Mike) Nix, and Shirley (Jack) Maurer-Byrd all of Boonville, IN; grandchildren Courtney Wilhelm, Braiden Wilhelm, and Lindsey Maurer.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 6:00 PM, Friday, August 30, 2013, at Alexander Newburgh Chapel, officiated by Celebrant, Carrie Hatchett. Friends may visit 5 PM until service time at the funeral home.


  • Visitation Friday, August 30, 2013
  • Celebration of Life Service Friday, August 30, 2013

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August 31, 2013

All the "Detroit" Maurers send their condolences-cousin jack maurer

Keith Addington

August 30, 2013

Such a good friend and a great man. Sorry for your loss & mine. It has been an honor to have Robert as one of my friends.

Roger Hunter Jr.

August 30, 2013

Dear Fran and family, Please accept my sympathy on the loss of Bob. It was a shock to me and a great loss to all. He was a true friend that I loved like a dad and will miss greatly! My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Roger Jr.

Tom / Barb Wilhelm

August 29, 2013

Dear Fran and family, It was a shock to hear of Bob's passing. I'm sure he will be missed but not forgotten! We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

Lucy Still

August 29, 2013

I am sorry to read about Robert death. I remember your family from St Clement church. My prayers are with you all,

Clyde and Lucy Still

Flo (Hunter)Kellems

August 29, 2013

Dear Fran I was shocked to hear the news of Bob's passing. Please know that you and all your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Roger and Bob traveled many miles together on their trips to swap meets and picking up cars or car parts and now I guess they can pal around together again at the best destination they could every go to ....heaven! My prayers are with you for now and the months ahead -God will be with you every step of the way to comfort and guide you. Bob was a great guy and a good friend to our family and will be greatly missed. Flo (Hunter) Kellems

August 29, 2013

Dear Mark and family,

I was saddened to read about the passing of your brother. Know that Darrel and I will keep you all in our prayers.

Debbie (McConnell) Martin

Mary Naas

August 29, 2013

Thinking of you and your family Fran during this time of terrible loss. I wish I had the words for the sorrow that I am feeling for you. Please know that you are in my prayers and constantly in my thought.

allen fisk

August 28, 2013

dear joe
my sincere condolences

allen fisk

Bill & Linda Baxter

August 28, 2013

Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
Keeping you and your family in our prayers