Mrs. Dolores “Dee” Maksim, age 89, was called Home on Thursday, February 21, 2013. She grew up on a farm in Courtland Township and was a graduate of Greenville High School . Dee worked as a secretary, and then met Bernie, whom she married in 1947. She was a stay-at-home mom until Bernie was injured, and then worked at Metal Craft, Wurzburg ’s Department Store, and later at Meijer’s. Her children have many memories of vacationing at Deer Lake and Munising. Dee was an excellent cook and baker, and she prepared food for funeral lunches and functions at Assumption BVM Catholic Church. Her church and faith were very important to her. She was a dedicated prayer warrior, regularly watched religious television programs, and was a former member of the Consolata Guild. Dee is survived by her children, Ann and Ron Thompson, Ed and Cheryl Maksim, and Mrs. Mary Shingola; grandchildren, Carey Thompson, Andrea and Gustavo Garcia, Matt Shingola and Rick Clements, Tara and Rodney Murphy, Jer Shingola and Kim Babins, Bill and Shanna Maksim, Chris and Nicolette Maksim, Carly and David Warrelman; 7 great-grandchildren with the anticipated arrival of one more; sister, Mrs. Agnes Tyrell; sister-in-law, Mrs. Cecilia Pyard; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernie, her daughter, Eleanor Jean, her son, Tom, her grandson, Tony Shingola, son-in-law, Jerry Shingola, and brothers and sisters. The Mass of Christian Burial for Mrs. Maksim will be offered on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at Assumption BVM Catholic Church in Belmont with the Rev. Peter Vu presiding. Interment in Assumption BVM Cemetery. The Rosary will be prayed on Monday evening at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids, 1806 Bridge St NW , Grand Rapids , MI 49504 .
The Pederson Funeral Home, Rockford