Maxine Spangler age 89
Posted: 16 July, 2012
Funeral services for Maxine Spangler age 89 of Wayne, formerly of O’Neill will be held at the United Methodist Church in O’Neill on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. with visitation Wednesday 9:00 a.m. until service time at the Church. She passed
away Saturday at Providence Medical Center in Wayne. Interment will be at the O’Neill Cemetery in O’Neill, Nebraska. Officiate Rev. William Koeber
A prayer service will be held at The Oaks in Wayne on Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. with visitation until 3:30 p.m. Visitation continues onTuesday from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. with family present at Hasemann Funeral Home in Wayne.
Visitation in O'Neil will be held at the United Methodist Church, O’Neill on Wednesday 9:00 a.m.until Service Time. Memorials may be directed to Providence Medical Center in Wayne and The Oaks in Wayne.
In Loving Memory
(age 89 ) Maxine Spangler
(Of Wayne formerly of O’Neill,)
December 8, 1922 Dorsey, Nebraska
Entered Into Rest
July 14, 2012 Wayne, Nebraska
(Providence Medical Center)
The Oaks Wayne, Nebraska
Tuesday 2:00 p.m. July 17, 2012
A Christian Service
United Methodist Church O’Neill, Nebraska
Wednesday 10:30 a.m. July 18, 2012
Rev. William Koeber
“In The Garden”
Valerie Wecker Toni Schneider
Chris Spangler Will Pudenz Tim Pudenz
Jack Pudenz Andrew Spangler Tony Emme
O’Neill Cemetery O’Neill, Nebraska
Hasemann Funeral Homes and Biglin’s Mortuary
Maxine Derickson was born on the family farm near Dorsey in 1922 to William and Cecile (Throckmorton) Derickson. She attended rural school and graduated from Lynch High School. After her graduation, Maxine taught in one room school houses. She rode her horse across the plains to teach on most days no matter the weather. Maxine also stayed with her Aunt Georgie for nearly a year in O’Neill while she worked at a local café. On May 13, 1943, Maxine married Merle Spangler at the Dorsey Presbyterian Church. The young couple stayed with Merle’s parents near Star until they found other homesteads to reside on. They lived in various places near Dorsey and Star.
In 1952, Maxine and Merle purchased a farm two miles south of Dorsey where they raised their family. They raised hogs, milked cows; and throughout their farming years, increased their cow and calf operation. During this time, Maxine raised, butchered, and sold fryer chickens to many people in O’Neill. Maxine also had a garden and canned vegetables for her family. She took pride in the wonderful jelly she made from Steel Creek gooseberries, raspberries, and chokecherries. In 1978, Maxine and Merle purchased an acreage near O’Neill and semi-retired. Maxine cared for Merle through a terminal illness in their home until his passing in 1997. She stayed on the acreage until she moved to The Oaks in Waynein April, 2011. Maxine’s love, dedication, faithfulness, and willingness to work hard throughout her life were a positive example for her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She will be missed as will her wonderful stories she loved to share about her life.
Maxine is survived by her children, Dennis (Nina) Spangler of Wayne, Veldon (Nancy) Spangler of Brandon, FL, Gayle (Rollie) Pudenz of Plainview; ten grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; three sisters, Norma Jean (Elroy) Lieb, Mabel Boyd of Omaha, and Mildred Heese of Randolph; a brother, Sammie (Nancy) Derickson of O’Neill; sisters-in-law, Evelyn Derickson and Menna Derickson both of O’Neill; nieces; nephews; and special to the family, Don and Marge Emme, their children, and grandchildren of O’Neill.
Maxine was preceded in death by her parents; husband, two brothers, William and Albert; a sister, Vivian Laursen; brothers-in-law, Arden Laursen, Darrel Heese, and Tom Boyd.
Maxine’s family appreciates your thoughts and kindness and invites you to lunch in the church fellowship hall following the committal service.
Arrangements in Wayne with Hasemann Funeral Home of Wayne
HASEMANN FUNERAL HOMES 302 NORTH LINCOLN STREET
WAYNE, NEBRASKA 68787 (402) 375-3100 FAX (402)-375-2900
Arrangements in O'Neill with Biglin’s Mortuary of O’Neill