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Maxine Martin, 92, of Aberdeen, SD, passed away Wednesday, December 12, 2018, at Bethesda Home of Aberdeen.
Mass of Christian burial is 11:00 a.m., Saturday, December 15, 2018 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Aberdeen, with Fr. Andy Thuringer officiating.
Burial will be 11:30 a.m., Monday, December 17, 2018, at Riverview Cemetery, Chamberlain, SD.
Schriver’s Memorial Mortuary and Crematory, 414 5thAvenue NW, Aberdeen, is in charge of arrangements. Family and friends may sign her online guestbook and also view her services via the live stream service link at www.schriversmemorial.com.
Visitation is 5:00-7:00 p.m., Friday, at the mortuary with a liturgical wake at 7:00 p.m. Visitation continues one hour before Mass at the church.
Maxine Miller was born May 13, 1926, to Grover C. and Eva Audrey (Colvin) Miller on the family farm in Aurora County. She attended Patten Consolidated School and graduated from White Lake High School in 1944. While in high school, Maxine worked for Jimmy and Dorothy Warrell at the Warrell Drug Store in White Lake.
Maxine married the love of her life, Clarence John Martin, on November 19, 1945 at Mitchell, SD. They farmed southeast of White Lake for 16 years. In 1962, the family moved to Chamberlain, where they made their home until Clarence’s death in 1998. Maxine moved to Aberdeen in 2000 to be closer to her children and grandchildren.
Maxine was a member of St. James Catholic Church in Chamberlain and a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Aberdeen. She was a life-time member of the VFW Auxiliary. Maxine was an avid Bridge player, enjoyed sewing and was an excellent seamstress. She was a strong woman of faith and instilled a love for the Lord, family, and music in her children. Maxine and Clarence were exceptional dancers and enjoyed dancing throughout their 52 years of marriage. Maxine loved her family and took pride in caring for her husband, children, and home. She was very witty and had a sense of humor that impacted all who knew her. Maxine’s children will forever hold close the love, strength, wisdom and joy she brought to their lives.
Surviving Maxine are three daughters: Linda (John) Erickson of Hemet, CA, Melanie (Brian) Lundquist of Aberdeen and Jennifer (Jeff) Deiss of Aberdeen; one son, Jim (Nancy) Martin of Spearfish, SD; one sister; Georgia “Snook” Fite of Clark, SD; one brother, Jerry (Brenda) Miller of Sioux Falls, SD; six grandchildren: Ursula Erickson, Joshua (Raenae) Martin, Matt (Sophie) Martin, Morghan Deiss, Allie (Ryan Gunderson) Lundquist and Zach Lundquist; five great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.
Maxine was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one brother, Luther Ward “Barney” Miller; brother in-law, Frank Fite; sister-in-law, Maxine (Mohling) Miller; one niece, Sue Lynn (Miller) Horstmeyer; and numerous members of Clarence’s family whom she loved dearly.