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5/5/2017 5:21:00 PM
Memorial service for Maxine Taylor May 9 at St. John's

The memorial service for Maxine E. Taylor, 95, a lifelong Stewartville resident, will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Stewartville with Rev. Lyle Fritsch officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Stewartville.
Mrs. Taylor died on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 of natural causes at the Stewartville Care Center where she had been a resident since 2014.
Maxine Evelyn Janssen was born Sept. 3, 1921 in rural Stewartville to William and Lena (Schulz) Janssen. She grew up on the family farm, attended Stewartville schools and graduated from Stewartville High School in 1939. After high school she was employed as an office worker by Stewartville attorney, Joseph Streiff for a few years and then was employed at All-American Coop in Stewartville.
Maxine was married on March 13, 1943 in Stewartville to Herbert W. Taylor. Following their marriage the couple lived in Stewartville where they raised their family and made their home for all 69 years of their marriage. Maxine was employed as treasurer at All-American Co-op for many years until her retirement. Herb was a longtime self-employed home builder. Mr. Taylor died on Nov. 20, 2008.
Maxine was a longtime member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Stewartville, where she served as Sunday School superintendent, played the organ and was an active member of its ladies aid. She served on the first Board of Directors at the Stewartville Care Center in 1970. Maxine was an avid reader, enjoyed taking walks, playing cards and doing handiwork. She enjoyed visiting with friends and loved time spent with family, especially her grandchildren.
Maxine is survived by one daughter and one son, Cecelia (Richard) Louks and Lyndon (Linda) Taylor both of Stewartville; three grandchildren, Shelly (Scott) Kautz of Rochester, Joe Louks of Stewartville and Tom (Melissa) Louks of Rochester; seven great-grandchildren, Cory, Brandon and Brock Kautz, Laura (Steven) Brady, Matthew, Aaron and Ashley Louks; a brother, Don (Jane) Janssen of Rockford, Ill.; a very special sister-in-law, Blondie Janssen of Stewartville and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Herb, her parents and her brother, Lyle Janssen.
A time of visitation will take place one hour prior to the service on Tuesday morning at St. John's Lutheran Church in Stewartville.
Arrangements are with Griffin-Gray Funeral Home in Stewartville.

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