Funeral services for Maxine H. Hamer age 76 of Clarks Grove, MN., will be held Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Mansfield Lutheran Church. Pastors Don Rose and John Holt will officiate. Burial will be at the Mansfield Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5 – 7:00 p.m. at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday. Online condolences are welcome at: www.bayviewfuneral.com
Maxine died on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at her home.
Maxine H. Hamer was born on January 29, 1942 in Kiester, MN., the daughter of Max and Maurine (Brekke) Adix. She was raised in the Kiester/Mansfield area where she attended and graduated from Kiester High School in 1960. On November 28, 1970 she was united in marriage to Omer Hamer at the Mansfield Lutheran Church. Maxine attended the Naeve School of Nursing obtaining her RN degree and continued to work at Naeve Hospital in the surgical unit for 40 years. She faced many serious medical issues over her life. Maxine enjoyed reading, studying cookbooks, watching cooking shows, making hairpin lace afghans throughout the years of which she gifted many to loved ones. She also liked watching NBA basketball and every Sunday morning watching Peace and Power. Maxine enjoyed talking to her family and many friends whether in person or on the phone. She was known for her ability to always find a “deal” from couponing and finding the best prices in town. Her favorite store to shop and find treasures for herself and anyone she could think of that could use or need something was the Salvation Army Thrift Store. She was a member of First Lutheran Church and her circle, Naeve Nurses Alumni Association and the MN Lupus Foundation. Her favorite pastime was spending time with her grandchildren Ross & Carly, they gave her strength and the will to live.
Maxine is survived by her husband, Omer; daughter, Jolynn (Richard) Tautges; grandchildren, Ross & Carly; sister, Kathleen Adix; sisters-in-law, Loretta Adix, Debra Adix and Shirley Hamer; brothers-in-law, Walter Hamer, Duane (Jan) Hamer and Dale (Sue) Hamer; aunts, Christabel Jacobs, Ann Adix and Joyce Brekke; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and cousins; and many friends, including special friends, Eugene and Diane Wangen.
Maxine was preceded in death by her parents, Max and Maurine; brothers, David and Steven Adix; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Olin and Winnie Hamer; and sister-in-law, Thelma Hamer.
Memorials preferred to the MN Lupus Foundation or Peace and Power.