Date of Death: September 9, 2023

Service Details

A memorial service to celebrate Rocky’s life will take place on Friday, September 15, 2023 at 11:00 AM at Hohner Funeral Home in Three Rivers. The family will receive guests for visitation before the service, at the funeral home from 10:00 AM until the time of service.

Obituary Notice

Rocky Alan Maurer, 63, of Three Rivers, passed away peacefully, on Saturday, September 9, 2023, with his loving family by his side.

Rocky was born September 28, 1959 to Harold and Lillian (Heath) Maurer, in Albion, MI. Growing up amongst seven siblings, Rocky established that family was an integral part of who he was from an early age. Sunday dinners at mom’s were a family favorite – one that continued on to the next generation. After attending Coldwater High School, Rocky began his career at Weyerhaeuser, now International Paper. During his 36 years there he was known as a dedicated, excellent employee and friend to many.

On December 7, 2002, he married Sharon Schoonover – the absolute love of his life. Rocky developed an avid love of softball which through the years evolved from competitive play to (loudly) cheering his grandchildren on. His dedication to the University of Michigan was unmatched, everyone who knew him knew his love of Michigan football. You could often find him enjoying the great outdoors with his family – hunting, fishing, and loving everyday. He even enjoyed stretching his vocal cords, during Karaoke at the Eagles singing his favorite country music by artists like Johnny Horton and Hank Williams.

Rocky was strong willed and stubborn at times, but he also had an enormous heart and wonderful sense of humor. He was clever and knew how to find a deal absolutely anywhere – especially on Facebook marketplace.

Rocky will be remembered for his deep love of family – his greatest passion of all was his children and grandchildren where he especially enjoyed watching them compete in sports. He will be dearly missed as a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend to many.

Remaining to cherish his memory are his beloved wife, Sharon Maurer; sons, Rocky (Kendra) Maurer and Lance (Erica) Maurer; daughters, Christy Lane, Stacy (Mike) Johnson and Carey (Mike) Pekan; siblings, Robert Maurer, Randy Maurer, Doug (Bridgett Gripman) Maurer and Kathy (Denny Higbee) Maurer; and grandchildren, Olivia & Emma Maurer, Raegen, Beckham, & Carter Maurer, and Ethan & Wesley Johnson; and many loving nieces and nephews.

Rocky was preceded in death by his parents Harold Maurer Sr. and Lillian Maurer (Heath); sister Beverly Watson (Maurer); and brother Harold (Butch) Maurer Jr.

Additional Information

Memorials may be directed to Three Rivers Little League. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.

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  1. Tuesday and I are sending out prayers to the Maurer family Rock has touched so many lives and so many teams he will be sadly missed R.I.P. Rock

  2. I loved enchanting banter with Rocky and loved working with him at Weyerhaeuser and then IP. Always had a smile on his face and was fun to be around. I will miss Rocky and wish my condolences to his wife and family.

  3. Rocky was a great guy. I worked with him for 13 years. I always had something nice to say always talking about Michigan football as long as it wasn’t Ohio State that’s all that mattered. He was always either in the smoke shack with a car mag waiting for his machine to get changed out for the next run or else he was waiting for paper to come off the gator. Couldn’t have asked for a better operator on the finish inside or a trainer if you get the opportunity to work alongside him. And boy did he like corn kernels I think they had something to do with the love of baseball. He definitely left an impression on me though, so when I heard about Rocky, I knew I’d have to leave some kind words, you will be missed brother. My condolences to your family and other friends that are grieving.

  4. To Rocks family, you have my deepest heartfelt condolences and you are in my thoughts and prayers. It was a pleasure working with Rocky for the 24 years I was there, I loved his sense of humor. R.I.P. brother.

  5. My condolences to the whole Maurer family I had the privilege to play softball with Rocky for many many years what talent this man had a true gentleman a hard worker a family man you will be missed brother prayers to the whole entire family may you rest in peace my friend until we meet again from “spider” …

  6. I had the privilege of working with Rocky at Weyerhaeuser and later International Paper. He was a lot of fun to work with and kid about his love for Bo and U of M. He was a stickler for doing his job well and he was excellent at it. I will miss him dearly.

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