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Maxine L. Jessen

Maxine L. Jessen, 87 Elkhart

May 20, 1926 - Aug. 10, 2013

ELKHART — Maxine L. Jessen, 87, of Elkhart, passed away at 7:40 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, at Elkhart Hospice House.

She was born May 20, 1926, in Jackson, Mich., to Fred and Pauline (Holderman) Jacobson. On June 20, 1948, in Elkhart, she married John H. Jessen Sr.

He preceded her in death April 30, 2005, in Elkhart.

Surviving are two sons, John H. (Ellen) Jessen Jr. of Granger and Mark C. (Jeanne) Jessen of Bristol; and two grandchildren, Johnathan (Caitlin) Jessen and Katie Jessen.

Maxine was a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church. She was also a former member of the Elcona Country Club, Elkhart General Auxiliary, former member and past president of the Married Women’s Club, former member and past president of the Junior Women’s Club and a former board member of the Four Arts Club.

Maxine enjoyed college basketball and football and doing needlepoint and cross-stitching.

Private family services and burial will be Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013. Walley Mills Zimmerman Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be given to Center for Hospice Care Elkhart, 22579 Old U.S. 20 E., Elkhart, IN 46516 or St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 405 W. Beardsley Ave., Elkhart, IN 46514.

To send online condolences, please visit, www.wmzfh.com.

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