She was born in St. James, Minnesota on August 15, 1920.
Husbands Harold G. Balfanz, George E. Kline, Sr., Merlin O. Bode; grandson Joseph Balfanz; and great-grandson Jerad Dahl preceded Maxine in death.
Maxine is survived by children: M. Maxine (Kenneth) Davis, Eunice Stegink, Gordon (Ann) Balfanz, William (Jean) Balfanz, Kenneth (Kathy) Balfanz, Audrey (Charles) Axelson, Denise (Mark Peterson) Rogers, Dorene Kline, George (Cheryl) Kline, Jr. and Jon (Kelly) Kline and honorary daughter Terry Phillips. Also survived by 23 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral service 11 a.m. Thursday, April 18, 2013, at Central Lutheran Church, 1103 School St., Elk River. Visitation 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Dare’s Funeral Home, 805 Main St. NW, Elk River (763-441-1212) and one hour prior to service at church Thursday. Interment Otsego Cemetery.