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Maxine D. Seefeldt (86 years) passed away at St. Mary’s Hospital, Green Bay, WI on January 6, 2018 after a short illness associated with complication of Parkinson’s disease. The eldest of five children, Maxine was born on October 5, 1931 to Barney and Ella (Schroeder) Seefeldt as a home-delivered child in the township of Grover, WI. Maxine attended the one-room Behnke School from grades one through eight and for the next four years endured the one-and-a-half hours bus ride to Lena High School, where she graduated with honors in 1950. Her love of education led her to Marinette County Normal, where she earned a diploma to teach elementary school children in Wisconsin’s rural schools. Several years later she enrolled at the University of Wisconsin -Stevens Point, where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in education. Teaching opportunities took her to West Allis, WI, where she concurrently obtained a Masters Degree in Education from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
In 1963 Maxine combined her love for travel and adventure with her profession of education by joining the faculty of the U. S. school system for Military Dependents’ Children. Her thirty-one year tour as an overseas educator resulted in assignments to Germany, Turkey, Pakistan, Italy, Bahrein and Japan. The virtues of hard work, thrift, perseverance and compassion that were instilled during her childhood and adolescence were subsequently transmitted to children of many nations.
Upon retirement Maxine returned to her native Wisconsin and settled in Green Bay, where her home was within walking distance of Lambeau Field, home of her beloved Packers. An ardent sports fan, she attended their games for many years, also distributing her loyalties to members of the women’s basketball team at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and the Milwaukee Brewers. When she was not attending or watching sporting events, Maxine loved working in her garden and landscaping her back yard, researching her genetic roots , reading and serving in numerous capacities at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, where she was a member since returning to Green Bay.
Failing health caused Maxine to spend her final years at Woodside Manor, Green Bay, where she received the loving care of their administrators and staff. The Seefeldt family would like to take this opportunity of extend our appreciation to Betty Heck and Joyce Hanneman for their abiding attention and care of Maxine. She regarded you as her dearest friends and words cannot adequately express our thanks to you. We are also deeply appreciative of the spiritual guidance provided by Pastor Ehlert and the staff at Beautiful Savior during the time of Maxine’s incapacity.
Maxine is survived by brothers Vernal, Ralph (Judi), Eugene (Darlene), nieces Lynne (Jesse) Clyma, Stephanie (Scott) McDonald, Sherie (Steve) Krinke, nephews John (Karen) Seefeldt, Steven (Maggie) Seefeldt, grandnieces Sara Aldarondo and Brenna Seefeldt, grandnephews Jesse Christen, Zachary, Joseph and Matthew McDonald. Ross Clyma and Brody Seefeldt. She was predeceased by her parents, a brother, Earl, and sisters-in-law, Nancy and Beverly Seefeldt
Maxine will be laid to rest next to the graves of her parents in St. John’s cemetery. Memorial services celebrating Maxine’s life will be held at Beautiful Savior and St. John’s churches at a later date.
Maxine D. Seefeldt
Berth and Rosenthal Funeral Home