Memorial Graveside Service with Military Honors by rifle detail, will be held at Fort McPherson National
Cemetery at Maxwell, Nebraska on Friday, August 30th
at 1:00 p.m. Officiate will be Rev. Carl Lilienkamp
. Local inquires may be directed to Hasemann
Funeral Home in Wayne.
Memorial Services were also held in Mexico for Thomas' colleagues and friends.
Condolences may be sent to the Maier
family at 322 Oak Street Wayne Nebraska 68787
was born December 22, 1958 in Las Cruces
, New Mexico. He moved with his family to Wayne, Nebraska in 1968 where he was active in academics and athletics in the Wayne school system.
Tom graduated in 1976 and entered the Army, where he was stationed at Fort Bliss, Texas, Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana and Fort Riley, Kansas. After the Army Tom lived in Manhattan, Kansas and attended Kansas State University. He graduated in 1986 with a degree in communication. He then worked for the Kansas State University Bookstore in computers. He moved to Kansas City in 1994. He worked for Dash Computers and became active in ministry.
He began traveling between Kansas City and San Diego, becoming involved with YUGO
Ministries. Tom moved to the San Diego area in 2000 in an effort to become a full time missionary/ Minister.
During his time in Mexico, he was active with YUGO ministries
, Evangelical outreach in Mexicali
Outreach Center, Grace Children's Home, Store Manager in Mexicali
, Food procurement and resource procurement resource and distribution
, and tutoring.
Tom used his technology skills for power point, overheads working with Lutheran Border Concerns. He also became a Deacon at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church. As a lay minister he was active in church planting.
Tom's family on earth and in heaven include: Father: Charles R. Maier
(Ruth); Brother: Timothy I. Maier
(Laura); Sister: Pamela Lueders
(Dean); Nephew: Joshua Lueders
Preceded in death by Mother Barbara Jean Maier
(2006) and Nephew Judah Maier
Thomas passed away in Mexico where he was associated with missionary work.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents and his mother, Barb Maier
, October, 2006.