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Maxine P. Rye

May 1, 1919 — September 30, 2016

Maxine P. Rye

Maxine P. Rye, 97, of Fertile, IA died Friday, September 30, 2016 at the Franklin Country View Nursing Home in Hampton, Iowa.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 A.M. Monday, October 3, 2016 at the Fertile Lutheran Church with the Pastor Dave Halvorson officiating.

Visitation will be held 3:00 – 5:00 on Sunday at Cataldo Schott Funeral Home, 505 North Clark St. Forest City, IA and will also continue 1 hour prior to services at the church on Monday.

Burial will be held in Brush Point Cemetery in rural Fertile.

Memorials may be directed to the Fertile Lutheran Church or the Franklin Country View Nursing Home in Hampton, Iowa.

Maxine Pauline Fredrickson was born on May 1, 1919, the daughter of Fred and Olava Fredrickson in Forest City, Iowa. She was the youngest of nine children. She graduated Salutatorian from Forest City High School in 1937 and then attended school in St. Cloud, MN. She taught in several rural schools in the area.

Maxine and Norman S. Rye were united in marriage on October 25, 1945. Three children fulfilled this happy married life, James, Julie and David.

Maxine worked for three years at AC Nielson’s in Mason City. She loved helping other people, she enjoyed her thirteen years working as a Nurse’s Aide at Oakwood Manor in Clear Lake, then later caring for elderly in their homes and volunteering for Hospice. She loved to read books and enjoyed her many years volunteering at the Fertile Library.

Maxine’s faith in the Lord guided her life. She was an active member of the Fertile Lutheran Church. She taught Sunday school for many years, was Sunday school superintendent and was bible study leader for her circle. Maxine started the weekly Bible Study at Town Square Apartments in Forest City and led it for twenty seven years. She loved working in her flower gardens and loved to crochet afghans for all in the family. She was an excellent cook and baker. She cherished her family and the time she was able to share with them, she will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Maxine is survived by her three children, James (Susan) Rye of Des Moines, Julie (Robert) Abendschein of Hampton and David (Valerie) Rye of Morrison, CO; also four grandchildren, Lisa Abendschein of Hampton, David (Christina) Abendschein of Lago Vista, TX, Matthew (Meagan) Abendschein of Dallas, TX and Katherine (Dominique) Wright of Powder Springs, GA; five great-granddaughters, Ashley and Margaret Wicks of Hampton, Sophia Kent of Lago Vista, TX and Presley and Hazel Abendschein of Dallas, TX; also a soon to be born great-grandson, Dominique Wright Jr. and also many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman S. Rye; eight brothers and sisters, Fred Fredrickson, Ed Fredrickson, Myrtle Anderson, Esther Watton, Oscar Fredrickson, Lloyd Fredrickson and infants, Clara and Arthur Fredrickson.
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Sunday, October 2, 2016

3:00 - 5:00 pm (Central time)

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Monday, October 3, 2016

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