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Maxine Edquist service September 19

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Maxine L. Edquist, age 87, of Niles, Michigan passed away on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at Lakeland Hospital.

Maxine was born on August 28, 1925 in Chesterton, Indiana to the late Stephen “Zadravec” and Margaret (Ameling) Wolfe.

On October 30, 1948 she was united in marriage to Glen C. Edquist in Chesterton, Indiana.

She is survived by three sons; Robert (Donna) Edquist of Cedarburg, Wisconsin, Gregory Edquist of Flint, Michigan and Terry (Tracie) Edquist of Niles, Mich. four grandchildren; Kristen, Andrew, Aaron and Zachery, two great-grandchildren, Austin and Emma, also two sons of her deceased sister Marilyn; Walter (Violet) Holley, Stephen (Barb) Holley, nephews and nieces, Paul, Karen (Ross), Peter (Linda), Ann (John), David (Olga), Jerry (Peggy), Kathy (Al), Marie (Rick), also her deceased brother-in-law Kenneth’s widow Rona and daughters; Debbie, Holly and Kerri, cousins and family in Canada.

Maxine was preceded in death by her parents, sister Marilyn Scott, nephew Craig Holley, brother-in-laws, Carl W. Edquist and Kenneth Edquist.

She retired after 20 years from the Niles Township Office to help in further education of the boys. She dedicated herself to raising three fine sons.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at 11:00 am in St. Mark Catholic Church, 3 North 19th Street; Niles, Michigan. Interment will follow the services at Mission Hills Memorial Gardens.

Condolences, photos, and memories may be left for the family at

Memorial contributions may be made in Maxine’s memory to St. Mark Catholic Church, 3 North 19th St., Niles, Michigan 49120 or Niles/Buchanan Habitat for Humanity, 601 Sycamore St., Niles, Michigan 49120.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Home and Mission Hills Memorial Chapel.

Posted 9/14/2012