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Barb & family: I was out of town at the time of your mothers service. Was so sorry to miss it. Such good memories of your mother; such a pleasant person every time I saw her. So sorry for your loss.


Posted by: Alice Hellenthal - Fort Madison, IA - Friend   Sep 08, 2016

Sorry for the loss of your mother. You will be in our prayers. Steve and Gerry Weaver


Posted by: Steve Weaver - Niota, IL - Friend   Sep 05, 2016

Pat, Barb, Beth, and Mike,

Will never forget your Mom, especially as she was, over several years, one of the best Campfire Girl troop leaders! And then, the Mom who got several of us to Aquinas on time when the snow was falling fast, furious, and deep! Will miss the chats that we had when I saw her at the Kensington. With prayers, Kathy


Posted by: Kathleen Hoenig - Salt Lake City, UT   Sep 01, 2016

I am sorry for your loss. I would chat with Maxine when I visited my parents Norman and Cleo Hatala at the Kensington. She was always pleasant and we had a few laughs. We also talked about her time as a nurse during WWII. Thinking of you.


Posted by: Mary Link - West Point, IA - Acquaintance   Sep 01, 2016

She will surely be missed! I was so appreciative of a note she wrote and dropped in the mail just this past spring. I loved seeing her handwriting and carefully formed letters and I will treasure that along with fond memories.


Posted by: Carole Sorensen McMonigal - Eden Prairie, MN - family   Sep 01, 2016

My late husband and I lived next to Maxine's brother and sister in law ...Doc and Florence Dow ... for several years. That is how I met Maxine. Such a fine and lovely woman and I so enjoyed talking with her. Would run into her in Ft. Madison and Burlington and we would catch up. My condolences to her family and friends and may she rest in peace. Linda Schulz


Posted by: Linda Schulz - Iowa City, IA - Friend   Aug 31, 2016

Mike and Susan,
Please know how very sad we are for the loss of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.
Sorry for your loss.
Scott and Jeanne Seager


Posted by: Scott and Jeanne Seager - Fort Madison, IA   Aug 31, 2016

I am so sorry for your loss.


Posted by: Jeremy Empie - Friend   Aug 30, 2016

My sympathy goes goes out to all of Maxine's family. She was such a role model for me as I was growing up. She was my mentor for choosing a medical field, and wanting to serve othrs. I recall those airmail letters she wrote to us while servining overseas. I have always looked up to her and feel a great loss now that she's no longer with us. Hopefully Bob and I can make it to her service on Thursday.


Posted by: Dorothy Dow Sorensen - Bloomington, MN   Aug 30, 2016

Maxine was so incredibly good for decades to my grandmother - her neighbor Celeste Hughes. And she made such a positive mark on Fort Madison!

I pray you find peace and comfort in your fond memories of her.


Posted by: Cindy Hughes (Coggin) - Family Friend   Aug 29, 2016