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Maxine Von Lehe

March 22, 1921 — September 7, 2011

Maxine Von Lehe, 90, died September 7, 2011 at the Blue Valley Nursing Home in Blue Rapids. A graveside funeral service was held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, September 13, in the Washington City Cemetery. Rev. Randy Jellison-Knock officiated. Maxine was born March 22, 1921 in Fort Dodge, Iowa to Julius and Sophie (Jorgenson) Powers. She was the youngest in the family. She graduated from Washington High School in 1940. Maxine married Walt VonLehe in 1961 or 62. They had no children. Maxine was a member of the Methodist church. In her early twenties she was a telephone operator at the phone company in Washington, in the building that used to be next door to Dusin’s. After that, she cared for her invalid mother. Surviving her are nieces Sharon Newbury and Mary Lynn Rettig. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Walt; and 6 brothers - Charles, Earl, Bill, Lyle, Sam, and George. A memorial fund has been established to the Blue Valley Nursing Home, Blue Rapids. Contributions may be sent in care of Ward Funeral Home. To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Maxine Von Lehe, please visit our flower store.


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