Maxine Jean Glaser

Maxine Jean Glaser

August 27, 1926-October 31, 2019

Maxine Jean Glaser peacefully passed on Oct. 31, 2019, at the age of 93, at Brookestone Acres in Columbus.

Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 4, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Columbus, with the Rev. Ollie Fullmer officiating. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until service time on Monday, also at the church. Interment will be in Roselawn Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church or the Platte County Historical Society.

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Maxine was born to Max Louis Glaser and Rose Elizabeth Goedeken on Aug. 27, 1926, in Columbus. She graduated from Platte Center High School in 1944. Maxine contracted polio in 1946 at age 19, and spent six months in the Orthopedic Hospital in Lincoln. Maxine worked at Behlen Hospital as a bookkeeper and receptionist from 1950-1956. She moved with her parents from the farm to Columbus in 1955. She worked at the Columbus Clinic from 1956-1985 as a receptionist and doing insurance and bookkeeping. Maxine enjoyed traveling on vacations with her close friends. Together, she and her friends devoted many hours talking and laughing while working on their hobby of watercolors and oil painting. She enjoyed many years of going to the swimming pool for exercise. Maxine had many wonderful friends and caregivers. She spent the last three years living at Brookestone Acres and appreciated the loyal companionship of Connie Tabler.

Maxine is survived by her sister-in-law, Dorothy Glaser; nephew, the Rev. Russell Glaser; nieces, Kathryn Nadlman (Jay) and Karen Long (Steve); great-nieces, Brooke Norris and Sharon Glaser; and great-nephews: Luke Norris, Nick Norris, John Bergwell, Nick Bergwell, Andrew Nadlman, Kyle Glaser and Neil Glaser.

Maxine was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Russell; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Remembrances can be sent at www.mckownfuneralhome.com

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