Maxine D. Seefeldt
Maxine D. Seefeldt, 86, passed away Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018 at St. Mary's Hospital in Green Bay after a short illness from complications of Parkinson's disease.
Born Oct. 5, 1931, the eldest of five children as a home-delivered child in the Town of Grover, to Barney and Ella (Schroeder) Seefeldt, she attended the one-room Behnke School from grades one through eight. The next four years endured the one-and-a-half hour bus ride to Lena High School, where she graduated with honors in 1950.
With her love of education, she earned a diploma from Marinette County Normal to teach Elementary School children in Wisconsin's Rural Schools. Later she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in education from UW-Stevens Point. She taught in West Allis, where she obtained a Masters Degree in Education from UW-Milwaukee.
In 1963, she combined her love of travel, adventure and education and joined the faculty of the United States School System for Military Dependents' Children and was an overseas educator. Her assignments took her to Germany, Turkey, Pakistan, Italy, Bahrein and Japan for 31 years. Hard work, thrift, perseverance and compassion learned in childhood was transmitted to children of many nations.
Upon retirement, she returned to Wisconsin and settled in Green Bay, where her home was within walking distance of Lambeau Field. An avid sports fan, she attended Packer games for many years and also distributed her loyalties to members of the Women's Basketball Team at UW-Green Bay and the Milwaukee Brewers.
When not attending or watching sport events, she enjoyed working in her garden, landscaping her back yard, researching her genetic roots, reading and serving at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, where she was a member since returning to Green Bay.
Failing health caused her to spend her final years at Woodside Manor in Green Bay.
She is survived by three brothers, Vernal, Ralph (Judi) and Eugene (Darlene); three nieces, Lynne (Jesse) Clyma, Stephanie (Scott) McDonald and Sherie (Steve) Krinke; two nephews, John (Karen) Seefeldt and Steven (Maggie) Seefeldt; grand-nieces, Sara Aldarondo and Brenna Seefeldt; grand-nephews, Jesse Christen, Zachary, Joseph and Matthew McDonald, Ross Clyma and Brody Seefeldt.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by by a brother, Earl and a sister-in-law, Beverly.
Memorial Services will be held at Beautiful Savior and St. John's Churches at a later date. Burial will be next to the graves of her parents in St. John's Cemetery. Berth and Rosenthal Funeral Home of Peshtigo is assisting the family.
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