Jason Michael Maier

MEDELLIN, Colombia – Jason Michael Maier, age 37, of Medellin, Colombia, died unexpectedly Thursday, December 12, 2013.

He was born to Jacki Richter and Steve Maier on July 10, 1976 in Great Lakes, Ill. Jason graduated from Great Mills High in Lexington, Md., and received a BA in English from Iowa University in 2000. In 2002, he traveled to Colombia to pursue his passions.

Jason was an active and ardent teacher for 11 years. Upon his death, he was a professor at St. George’s School, a prestigious university in Medellin, Colombia. There, he was committed to providing excellence and creative education to his students. Jason was adamant about creating a foundation of learning and made sincere connections with may of his students.

Jason is survived by his son, Santiago Maier-Naranjo of Bogota, Colombia; his two siblings, Shane D. Sever of Mt. Pleasant, Mich., and Christiana (Kristopher) Kapsner of Duluth, Minn.; his stepfather, Scott Sever of Dollar Bay; and his biological parents, Steve (Judy) Maier of San Diego, Calif. and Jacki Richter of Minneapolis, Minn.; as well as many other relatives.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be presented to La Amistad Ministry, Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Minn. in Jason’s memory.

A memorial will be held at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Hopkins, Minn., on January 4th at 11:30 a.m.