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5/17/2017 8:16:00 AM
Memorial service for Jack Maxwell May 20 at Zion

The memorial service for Jack L. Maxwell, 77, of Stewartville, will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Zion Lutheran Church in Stewartville with Rev. Kim Kyllo officiating. Burial will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery in Stewartville.
Mr. Maxwell died on Saturday, May 13, 2017 surrounded by family, following a lengthy illness with cancer, at Seasons Hospice in Rochester, where he had been a patient for four days.
Jack Lee Maxwell was born on June 23, 1939 in Storm Lake, Iowa to John and Helen (Bright) Maxwell. He grew up on the family farm in rural Storm Lake and attended and graduated from Truesdale High School 1957. He was employed as a truck driver and in construction following high school.
Jack was married on Oct. 5, 1968 in Stewartville to Marian A. Bamlet. The couple lived in Stewartville, where they raised their family and have continued to make their home. Jack was a self-employed over the road truck driver for many years. He was employed for the past 10 years at Northwest Asphalt in Shakopee, until his battle with cancer caused him to take a break. Had he won that battle, he hoped to go back to work. Marian is a homemaker and was employed for a number of years at Pemster/Benchmark Companies in Rochester and has been recently employed with the Stewartville School District in the Bonner Elementary School cafeteria. Jack was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Stewartville. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, following the Minnesota Twins and time spent with family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Jack is survived by his wife, Marian; his son, Craig (Sarah) of rural Racine and daughter, Cristal (Pat) Collins of rural Stewartville; five grandchildren, Jamie (Hayley) Maxwell, Jennifer Maxwell, Tyler Collins, Joshua Collins and Emma Collins; two great-grandchildren, Liam and Casen Maxwell; sister, Patricia (Dan) Kleinpaste of Harlan, Iowa; brother, Richard Maxwell of Breemer, Neb. and sister-in-law, Marjorie Maxwell of Kansas City, Missouri.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Gary Maxwell.
A time of visitation will take place from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, May 19, 2017 at Griffin-Gray Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday afternoon. Arrangements are with Griffin-Gray Funeral Home in Stewartville.

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