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Maxine Dewanz-Babcock

April 7, 1923 — July 16, 2013

Maxine Dewanz Babcock, age 90, of Blue Earth, died Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at St. Luke''s Lutheran Care Center, Blue Earth. Memorial Services will be held on Thursday, August 15, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Blue Earth Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church. Patton Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Blue Earth is assisting the family with the arrangements.Web condolences may be left at www.pattonfh.com Maxine was born April 7, 1923, in Saskatchewan, Canada, the daughter of Melvin and Elsie (Gust) Hanson. She was raised in Blue Earth, graduating from Blue Earth High School in 1940. She was married to Ambrose Dewanz for 54 years; he died in 1997. She later married Romaine Babcock. Maxine was a homemaker and had worked for many years as the office manager for her husband''s business, Dewanz Heating and Air Conditioning. She was a longtime member of SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church where she was the church organist for over 30 years. Throughout her life Maxine had many interests and talents including playing golf, bowling, bridge, knitting, quilting and growing beautiful flower gardens through the years. Whatever she did, she did well. Maxine is survived by her daughter, Paula (John) Cuneo of Hull, MA, her daughter, Candace (John) Arends of Blue Earth, her daughter, Lori (Greg) Stevens of N. Mankato, seven grandchildren: Amy & Jake Cuneo, Molly Meier, Alison Bierly, Emily Obermeyer, Brittany & Ann Stevens and four great grandchildren: Mason & Matthew Meier and Hunter & Olivia Myers. She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, Ambrose Dewanz, husband, Romaine Babcock and brothers, Wayne & Morris Hanson.
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