Maxine Beatrice <I>Ruud</I> DeBoer

Maxine Beatrice Ruud DeBoer

Spring Valley, Fillmore County, Minnesota, USA
Death 28 Jan 2016 (aged 97)
Austin, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Austin, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 157697217 · View Source
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Maxine B. DeBoer, 97, of Austin, Minnesota died Thursday, January 28, 2016 at Sacred Heart Care Center.

Maxine Beatrice Rudd was born November 3, 1918 to James and Erna (Schroeder) Ruud. She grew up and attended school in the Spring Valley area, graduating from Rose Creek High School. After high school, Maxine worked at Woolworth's in Austin. She married Merlin Beadle in 1939. Shortly after Merlin arrived home from WW 11, he died in a car accident, leavving behind his wife and three small children. On May 8, 1949 Maxine married Sydney R. DeBoer in Spring Valley. They had two children. He passed away in October 1958. After the children were grown, Maxine worked at St. Mark's Lutheran Hone in Austin as a dietary aide. In her leisure time, Maxine enjoyed scrapbooking and was an avid crossword puzzle solver. She also spent time gardening, crocheting and canning fruits and vegetables. Maxine was an expert on being frugal. Staying close to her family was the most important thing to her.

Survivors include her children, Shirley (Robert) Grathwohl of Ames, Iowa, Gloria (Melvin) Jendersee of Burnsville, Minnesota, Brian (Daryl) Beadle of Amery, Wisconsin, Diana (Robert) Novotny of Richmond, Virginia and Tebbe DeBoer of Waterville, Minnesota, 14 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, siblings Marlys (Donald) Ulland and James (Julie) Ruud both of Austin.

She was preceded in death by her parents James and Erna Ruud, two husbands Merlin Beadle and Sydney DeBoer, daughter-in-law Sharene and her sister Phyllis Ruud.

Funeral services will be held at 11AM on Friday, February 5, 2016 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Austin with Pastor Robert Bailey officiating. Visitation will be held Thursday from 4 to 7PM at Worlein Funeral Home in Austin and will continue on Friday morning for one hour prior to services at church.

Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Published in the Austin Daily Herald on February 1. 2016.


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