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Maxine Powell

December 15, 1925 - July 23, 2023
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St. Paul Lutheran Church
818 Franklin Sq.
Michigan City, IN 46360
Monday 7/31, 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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St. Paul Lutheran Church
818 Franklin Sq.
Michigan City, IN 46360
Monday 7/31, 11:00 am

Maxine Powell, age 97 of Rockford, Illinois, formerly of Michigan City, IN, passed away on Sunday, July 23, 2023. She was born on December 15, 1925 in Michigan City, IN  to Joseph and Hazel (Archer) Shelhop who preceded her in death. Maxine married the love of her life, Clinton J. Powell on June 3, 1944Continue Reading

Jim & Judy Bailely left a message on August 5, 2023:
I was one of Maxine's "boys." I interned in 1960-61 at St. Paul Lutheran Church. During my year there Maxine and Clint often had me as a single intern over for meals and relaxing time. Since that time Maxine has phoned and kept in touch over all these years. Though her care-taking phone calls we had talked with Maxine a few weeks before her death. My wife Judy and I have fond memories of that intern year over 60 years ago, much having to do with Maxine and her family. I salute Ralph and Gayle Kuspert for their sustained care for Maxine in their home over the years up until her death. Blessed be her memory.
Connie (Knappe) Maibauer left a message on July 31, 2023:
Clint and Maxine, Mom and Dad. Their Uno games were legendary and Maxine's box of Christmas cookies each year were always anticipated and then treasured till the last crumb. These are just a few things that stand out in my mind. but there's so much more...her kindness and generosity to everyone, her commitment to St. Paul and the Alter Guild, literally everything she's ever cooked or baked... She's the last of the four-some Uno gang--my second mom--and now I will miss her phone calls, but will treasure every one of her handwritten recipes. Maxine has touched so many of our lives--she had such a great capacity to love everyone with her whole heart and witness her Christian faith. I can hear Dad now saying, "Well done, good and faithful servant." With sincere condolences on the loss of your dear mother, Connie
Liz Spreck left a message on July 31, 2023:
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Donna Mae Ewing Grazetti left a message on July 26, 2023:
I remember playing a lot of card and trivia games with Grandma and Poppy at the Kuespert’s house,. They treated me as another grandchild; teased and joked with me. At someone’s wedding Mandi and I sang Karaoke, a rap song no less, and Grandma was front and center clapping and smiling, loving our aweful rendition as grandmothers do. I’m so very grateful I got to FaceTime time with her just a few months ago and see her smiling face. She was just as cute as ever. Your family holds a special place in my heart. Please accept my sincere condolences. Love you! ~Donna Mae
James Krueger left a message on July 26, 2023:
My condolences to Maxine’s daughter and son in law. She was a wonderful woman. I find it hard to believe she was preceded in death by so many in her family. I don’t think anyone at the funeral home proofread her obituary. Shame on them.
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Nancy Hollis Westphal left a message on July 26, 2023:
My condolences to you all. Maxine was one of my favorite people in the world. She had a heart of gold and loved everyone. Her zest for life, always doing the right thing and looking at the best in everyone were just a few of her qualities! Keeping you in my thoughts thru this time❤️
Marnett Burkhart Shea left a message on July 26, 2023:
I have known Mrs Powell all my life and she was my second mother. We lived next door to each other for many years and Connie was my best friend. What wonderful memories I have growing up in MC and knowing the Powell's. We did everything together from ball playing, kick the cans, roller skating in Connie's basement and playing barbie's together. ...........also playing paper dolls. CONNIE WAS MY BEST FRIEND AND I MISS HER. I can't tell you how many times we rode our bikes to go get penny candy at the little store. We even broke into a few piggy banks to do so. Mrs Powell was a great cook, how I loved her home made chicken over noodles. I truly miss her already, and will always love her. Thank you for the memories!!
Elizabeth Collins left a message on July 26, 2023:
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