Maxine Geraldine (Garske) Hall – Age 95, longtime resident of the Farwell area, passed away peacefully at North Woods Nursing Center on Wednesday, March 11, 2020. Maxine was born on July 17, 1924 to parents John and Olga (Leppin) Garske in Lansing, MI.
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In 1958, Maxine moved to Farwell, and married Marion Hall in Edmore on September 9, 1961. Maxine was involved in the VFW Auxiliary Post #3039, Sparta Esterline, and was a faithful member of the Farwell Community of Christ Church, where she enjoyed activities with her church friends. Maxine’s hobbies were reading and letter writing. She loved to garden and maintained a beautiful raspberry farm for many years. Maxine always thought of others before herself and would give her last penny to help someone in need. Most of all, Maxine loved being a grandmother.
Maxine will be missed by so many that survive her, including her children Barbara (Jim) Shilling, Rebecca Rovers, April (Jeff) Orser, David Hall, stepson John (Betty) Hall, grandchildren James Shilling, Timothy (Tami) Shilling, Wynand Rovers, Clark Orser, Colin Orser, Benjamin Hall, Noah Hall, numerous great grandchildren, sister-in-law Donna Garske, and foster sister-in-law JoAnn Polhamus.
Maxine was preceded in death by her husband, Marion Hall, her parents John and Olga Garske, stepson George Hall, her brothers Donald (Emma Jean) Garske, Kenneth Garske, John (Leona) Garske, and foster brother Dan Polhamus.
A funeral service is being held at Campbell Stocking Funeral Home in Farwell on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 2:00 PM with Elder Dean Beavers of the Community of Christ Church, Farwell, MI officiating. Visitation will be held from 11:00 AM until the time of service that same day. Maxine will be laid to rest in Surrey Township Cemetery with a luncheon at the Community of Christ Church to follow. The family has requested that memorial considerations be made out to the Community of Christ Church, Farwell. Arrangements are entrusted to Campbell Stocking Funeral Home, Farwell.