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Maxine Lawrence

March 3, 1923 — March 7, 2023

Blue Earth


Maxine Lawrence passed away Tuesday March 7, 2023, three days after her 100th birthday with her loving family surrounding her. Funeral services will be 11AM Monday March 13th at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Blue Earth with Rev. Michael Klatt officiating. Visitation will be Sunday March 12th from 2-4PM at Patton Funeral Home and one hour before the service. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Blue Earth. Online condolences can be left at

Maxine Arline was born March 3, 1923 to Theodore and Freda (Boettcher) Ziegler in Elmore Township. She attended St. John’s Parochial School for 8 years and then graduated from Elmore High School in 1942. Shortly after graduating, she went on a date with the man she would spend the rest of her life with. Ronald Lawrence would court her for the next four years before getting married June 2, 1946 at St. John’s Church. Together they raised 2 children on their farm outside of Blue Earth. Maxine was a very hands-on mother and farm wife, helping haul corn, cut stalks and anything else that needed to be done. She also worked several years at JC Penny and Wolf Haibine in Blue Earth.

She was very active in the church with the ladies aide and teaching Sunday school. Her and Ron loved to go dancing, golfing and took many trips to Texas, they also traveled to Florida, Hawaii and Alaska. She and Ron shared their faith by reading devotions together every night up until just a couple weeks ago. They had a very special connection, they lived long enough to have a lot of fun together. She also enjoyed needlepoint, hardanger, and swimming but her great love was her family. She enjoyed cooking and baking for them and spending as much time as she could with them.

Left to cherish so many years of wonderful memories are her husband Ron of Blue Earth, son Steve (Gerdane) Lawrence of Blue Earth, daughter Mary (Harold) Hill of Mountain City, TX, 2 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren as well as many other family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, sister Marian Eichhorn, granddaughter Sara Redepening and daughter-in-law Berneda Lawrence.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to St. Paul Lutheran Church.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Sunday, March 12, 2023

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Central time)

Patton Funeral Home and Cremation Service

400 East 14th Street, Blue Earth, MN 56013

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Funeral Service

Monday, March 13, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

St. Paul Lutheran Church

305 E 5th St, Blue Earth, MN 56013

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