William Bill Maier

August 06, 1954 - June 01, 2018

William Bill Maier

August 06, 1954 - June 01, 2018


William B. Maier, age 63 of Lynden, died suddenly while vacationing in Cancun, Mexico with friends and family on June 1, 2018.

Born on August 6, 1954, in Bellingham, Washington, Bill was the third son of Charles and Ruth Maier. He grew up in Lynden and graduated from Lynden High School in 1972. He was married to his wife Barbara in July of 1982.

Bill was the second-generation owner of Charlie’s Auto Body in Lynden, now being run by his son, Brent. He has also been an involved member of the Mt. Baker Rotary Club for many years. Much of his free time was spent fishing and perfecting his BBQ skills.

Mr. Maier was preceded in death by his father, Charles, and is survived at home by his wife, his daughter Audrey, son-in-law Stefan, his son Brent, and his daughter-in-law Briley. Bill is also survived by his mother Ruth, brothers Jim (wife Liz), Terry (wife Linda), Brad (wife Debbie), and his beloved dog Buck.

This Saturday, June 9th, a memorial service will be held at Charlies Auto Body (901 Evergreen Street in Lynden) starting at 3pm. All those who knew and loved Bill are welcome to attend.

In lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted to the Mt. Baker Rotary Club.

Memorial Service

  • Date & Time: June 9, 2018 (12:00 AM)
  • Venue: Charlies Auto Body
  • Location: 901 Evergreen St Lynden, WA 98264 - (Get Directions)

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10 responses to William Bill Maier

  1. I never had the pleasure of meeting Bill personally but knew him through The Texas BBQ Forum.
    He was a cheerful, happy person that we all loved. Our whole little community is in mourning.

    I send you our Love and Prayers .


    Mark Ramsey

  2. Hans says:

    Just don’t know what to say with tears in my eyes .. sending my love. Hans

  3. I am so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing, please accept my deepest sympathy.

  4. Barb and family, i am so sorry for your loss. I have lots of good memories if Bill. I will pray for Gods comfort for you all at this time.

  5. Galen Laird says:

    Barb, Brent, Audrey and families, we send our condolences to you with the untimely loss of such a special man. Bill demonstrated such professionalism and sincere concern for me and for the entire community over the past 40+ years of doing business with him. He was always like family and I just don’t have the words to express our sadness but I do pray that God gives you all the strength you need during this very difficult time. Galen and Candace Laird

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