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Maxyne Tolsma

Tuesday, March 8, 2005

Maxyne Tolsma, 94, of Le Mars, died Saturday, March 5, 2005, at The Abbey of Le Mars.

Maxyne Elizabeth Tolsma was born Aug. 13, 1910, in Adams County, Iowa, the daughter of Robert Maxwell and Besse Mae (Herring) DuVall. She was raised and educated in Corning.

On June 7, 1930, Maxyne and Edgar Tolsma were united in marriage in Le Mars. The couple made their home in Le Mars where they raised their family.

Maxyne was a member of the Presbyterian United Church of Christ in Le Mars for 74 years. Over the years she served as Deacon, Sunday school teacher, group leader, cradle roll officer, elder, and was an active member of the hospitality committee for many years.

Survivors include her daughter, Jeanette Haven and her husband, Claude of Tuolumne, Calif., a son, Jake Tolsma and his wife, Jacqueline of Santa Ana, Calif.; nine grandchildren, Katherine, Tracy Lee, Russell, Dan Anthony, John Douglas, John Eugene, Mary Beth, Steven and Ryan; 11 great-grandchildren, Elisha, Israel, Esther, Joshua, Mike, Danielle, Alicia, Douglas, Jessica, Danica and Steven Riley; nieces Mary Ellen Habben and Elizabeth Mogler and their children; and close friends Marvel Hartel and Jane Truesdell, both of Le Mars.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Edgar in 1978; a son, Major John Douglas in 1968; a daughter, SueZanne in 2001; two sisters, Helen and Freyda, and three brothers, Bud, Robert and Roland.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Presbyterian United Church of Christ in Le Mars. The Rev. Dean Goebel will officiate. Burial will follow at Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. today (Tuesday) at the Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home. The family will be present from 6 to 8 p.m. with a prayer service scheduled for 7 p.m. There will also be one hour of visitation at the church prior to the funeral.

Pallbearers will be John Douglas Tolsma, John Eugene Tolsma, Henry Schmidt, Matt Habben, Casey Stengel and Glen Waite.