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Dennis E. Maier, 77, of Goodview, passed away August 22, 2022 in hospice care at Watkins Manor with his son, Matt and partner, Pat Knee by his side.
Dennis was born March 15, 1945 to Joseph and Gertrude (Schmidt) Maier. He attended Cotter High School and graduated from Winona Senior High School in 1963. He joined the United States Army in 1964 and was stationed in Germany until 1967. Following his discharge, he began a long career with the airlines, working for Republic, North Central, Northwest and Delta. He served in various positions, with the last being District Cargo Manager, and traveled the world. He lived in many places, wherever the airlines took him. Upon early retirement from Delta, he went to truck driving school and drove semis for five years. He then lived in Spring Hill, FL until he moved back to Winona in 2017.
Dennis is survived by his son, Matthew and daughter, Melissa, both of St. Paul; step-son, Paco (Janette) SanEmeterio of Pardeeville, WI; grandsons, Quinton Decorah and Hayden SanEmeterio; granddaughter, Merissa SanEmeterio; great-grandson, Jackson Decorah; great-granddaughter, Aurora SanEmeterio; sisters, Evelyn Kowalewski, Joanne Rompa & Bonnie Czaplewski, all of Winona; a brother, Melvin of Florida. He is further survived by nieces and nephews and his partner of five years, Pat Knee and her family.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Eugene.
Per Dennis’ wishes, there will be no service. A private family time of remembrance and inurnment at St. Mary’s Cemetery will be held at a later date. Cards may be mailed to Hoff Celebration of Life Center, c/o Dennis Maier Family, 3480 Service Drive, Goodview, MN 55987.
Dennis lived live to the fullest and kept his sense of humor until the very end. He will be sorely missed by his family and many friends.
Memorials may be directed to Winona Health Hospice or Watkins Manor. The family is very grateful for the wonderful care he received from both staffs. Gratitude is also expressed for the care he received from Dr. Adam Fletcher at Winona Health and Dr. Dawn Owen and other medical staff at the Mayo Clinic.
Hoff Celebration of Life Center – Goodview is assisting the family with arrangements. www.hofffuneral.com.
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