Age 21, went to be with the Lord Monday, July 18, 2011 at Mott's Children's Hospital in Ann Arbor. He  was born February 26, 1990 in Royal Oak, Michigan, the son of Russell L. & Rosemary (Jordan) Maurer.

Russell attended North Sharon Christian School. He was a Youth Pastor at Community Baptist Church in Norvell. Russell loved to witness his faith in the Lord to everyone around him and he loved to read the Bible and lead others to the Lord Jesus Christ as their Savior. Survivors include his parents; paternal grandfather, Russell Ray Maurer Sr.; maternal grandparents, George & Rose Jordan; two sisters, Jennifer Maurer of Adrian and Susannah (Eric) Newsom of Onsted; a nephew, Jaden and niece, Tianna; many aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by a brother, Billy Maurer and grandmother, Virginia Maurer. Funeral services were held Friday, July 22,11:00 a.m. at North Sharon Baptist Church, with Pastors Bob Toler & Ned Bernstein officiating. Burial followed at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Litchfield. The family received friends Thursday, July 21, 1-4 & 6-9 p.m. at Cole Funeral Chapel, Chelsea. Memorial contributions may be made to Youth Ministry at Norvell Community Baptist Church, 204 Commercial St, Norvell, MI 49263.