Dr. Christopher L. Maurer, 35, of Springfield died at 6:50 p.m. on Sunday, April 22, 2012 at Memorial Medical Center. He was born on December 10, 1976 in Springfield to Dr. Joseph and Rosetta Marie Tega Maurer. He married Trisha Youngquist on December 19, 2009 and she survives.
He is also survived by his father: Dr. Joseph Maurer; mother and father-in-law: Jim and Jan Youngquist of Lincoln; eight brothers and sisters: Dr. Joanne (Dr. Mark Gekas) Maurer; Mary Rose (Tom) Hoffman; Joseph J. (Cindy) Maurer, Jr.; Matthew J. (Kristina) Maurer all of Springfield; Linda Shoemaker of Riverton; Diane Howard; Dr. Susan Maurer and Daniel (Rachael) Maurer all of Springfield; nieces and nephews: Demi, Robert, Nicole, Everett, Joey, Michael, Katie, Shad, Jenna, Jessie, Normy, Jacob and Rosie; several great nieces and nephews; many aunts, uncles and cousins and his Labradors Oscar, Bella and Lola.
He was preceded in death by his mother and one brother: John A. Maurer.
Christopher was a member of St. Agnes Church. He was an avid Bears fan. He enjoyed playing guitar. He loved keeping in touch with his friends and family on a daily basis and prioritized their activities into his life. He was a member of the Illinois State Dental Society; American Dental Association; G.V. Black Dental Society and National Arbor Day Foundation.
He was a Dentist, starting his own practice in Springfield in 2012. He had previously worked as a stockbroker for Morgan Stanley before returning to school to become a dentist. He was a graduate of Sacred Heart-Griffin High School; UIS and SIU School of Dental Medicine.
Visitation: 4-7 p.m., Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at Staab Funeral Home with Prayers at 6:45 p.m.
Funeral Mass: 10 a.m., Thursday, April 26, 2012 at St. Agnes Church with Reverend Robert Jallas officiating. Burial will be in Old Salem Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Sacred Heart Griffin High School.