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Maxine Anderson - May 27, 2011


Maxine Anderson, 87, formerly of Paxton, Neb., died May 27, 2011 at Linden Court in North Platte, Neb.
She was born on May 1, 1924 near Funk, Neb. to Lawrence and Marie Johnson Swanson, the third of four children. She graduated from Holdrege High School in 1940 and moved to Omaha where she worked as a maid to earn money for college.
She received her teaching degree from Kearney State Teacher’s College in 1944 and moved to Paxton to begin her teaching career. She taught second grade at Paxton Schools for nearly 30 years. She was married to Virgil Anderson on May 24, 1946 in North Platte. Virgil died in 1981 and Maxine maintained her farm home near Paxton until 2007 when she moved to Linden Court.
Maxine was a member of the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Paxton. She was very active at church and served as an officer in the women’s group, WELCA. She enjoyed playing cards and belonged to several card clubs. She embroidered tea towels and made each family member several sets. Maxine loved her family, loved to cook, and travel.
She is survived by two sons, Steve and wife Janice of Omaha and Lane and wife Kerri of Ogallala, Neb.; two daughters Janet and husband Paul Heinrich of Paxton and Julie and husband Chuck Loper of Springdale, Ark.; eight grandchildren: Stephanie and husband Troy Fink of Moorhead, Minn., Sara Heinrich and fiance Darren Thrasher of Kansas City, Mo., Jeff and wife Lynn Heinrich of Raymond, Neb.; Hunter Anderson of Kansas City and B.J. Anderson of Omaha; Lindsey and husband Tim Krab of Ogallala; Nickolas and Spencer Loper of Springdale; four great-grandchildren, Hannah and Avery Heinrich, Wylie Krab, and Ava Fink; one brother Larry and wife Joannie Swanson of Kearney; two sisters-in-law, Ginny Anderson of Lincoln and Barb Anderson of Ogallala; brother-in-law- Ray and wife June Anderson of Omaha; many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, Maxine was preceded in death by her two sisters Barbara and Marietta.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, May 31, at the Paxton Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church with Pastor Judy Gifford and Interim Lay Minister JA Welsh officiating.
Burial was in the Paxton Cemetery.
A memorial has been established to the church and the Paxton School Foundation. Bullock-Long Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.