Maxine R. Rollins

Maxine R. Rollins, 97, of Sumner, died Tuesday, November 1, 2016, at the Hillcrest Home in Sumner.

Funeral services will be held 7:00 p.m. Sunday, November 6, 2016, at Becker-Milnes Funeral Chapel in Sumner with Rev Mike Christie officiating. Private family inurnment will be held at Union Mound Cemetery at a later date.  Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, November 6, at Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Sumner. Memorials may be made in her name to the Hillcrest Home in Sumner. 

Maxine Ruth, daughter of Harry William Krause and Bessie Mae (Winter) Krause was born, June 24, 1919, on the family farm of rural, Sumner. Growing up in the depression era, Maxine lived through some difficult times during her formative years, including the loss of her brother, Harry, Jr. who died in infancy. She helped out on the family farm and received her education in the Sumner Schools, graduating from Sumner High School in 1935. After graduation she attended and graduated from Pitze’s Beauty School in Waterloo. Upon graduation, she moved back to Sumner to help take care of her grandfather and worked as a beautician at Classic Beauty Salon, before opening her own beauty salon in her home. Following moving home Maxine felt the effects of World War II with seeing many of her classmates and friends going overseas. On January 15, 1955, she was united in marriage with Carl Alexander Rollins at the Little Brown Church rural, Nashua. Carl’s death occurred in 1969. Maxine continued to operate her beauty salon and when the Hillcrest Home was completed in Sumner she would make weekly visits up there to provide beautician services to the residents. On January 30, 1977, Maxine was baptized by Rev. Val Cudnoski at the First Baptist Church in Sumner. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Sumner, the United Methodist Women’s Group, long time member of Wa-Tan-Ye, and Rebecca’s Lodge. Maxine enjoyed playing cards, was a member of a local card clubs, crocheting, and loved her dogs, most especially her dachshunds.

Maxine is survived by her daughter, Carol (Scott) Laurie of Cedar Falls; two granddaughters, Jennifer (Austin Raubs) Gibbs of Waterloo and Cassandra (Clint) Steere of Allison; one great grandson, Trey Gibbs; one great granddaughter, Sophia Raubs; and three grand puppies; Pierre, Chloe and Cain.

In addition her husband, Carl and her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Shirley Moehle; and a brother, Harry, Jr. who died in infancy.


Margo Pleggenkuhle on November 11, 2016 at 10:37 AM said:

Maxine always keep my Mom beautiful inside and out. I loved her and so did my mom, Marjorie Mattke. RIP sweet angel??
Buzz and Ann Hackman on November 8, 2016 at 4:51 AM said:

We are saddened to hear of Maxine's passing. She was a big part of my mother's life. I can only imagine the reunion Maxine and Virginia are having. When we visited her she spoke fondly of you, Carol, and your family. We send our deepest sympathy.
Carol Chance Silverberg on November 7, 2016 at 6:09 PM said:

I'm the granddaughter of Emma Meyer. Emma was the twin sister of Henry Moehle, the husband of Maxine's sister, Shirley. I remember my grandmother making weekly visits to Maxine's salon to get her hair done. I always enjoyed talking to Maxine. My thoughts are with you and your family.
Morgan Price on November 7, 2016 at 6:46 AM said:

Max brought a smile to my face everyday at work. Her loving hugs and smiling face was part of what I love about my job. I loved listening to her talk about her granddaughter. She will be greatly missed
Sandy Jaschen on November 6, 2016 at 1:58 PM said:

I send my sympathy to the family. I have fond memories of
Maxine from when we lived in Sumner. Peace and comfort to
all of you.
Sandy Jaschen
Mary Steere on November 4, 2016 at 8:44 AM said:

A beautiful lady, so glad we had the chance to get to know her. Our sympathies to Carol, the girls and the entire family.
Roger and Donna Donaldson on November 3, 2016 at 8:51 AM said:

Maxine was truely a wonderful lady. I have many memories of her from the time I was a young boy. She and my aunt Lenora worked together for many years. She always had a warm greeting for us when we would see her. Our thoughts and prayers are with Maxine and the family.
Dawn Clemens on November 2, 2016 at 4:20 PM said:

Carol It saddens me to hear about your loss. My prayers are with you and your family. God Bless.
Brenda BanDeWalker on November 2, 2016 at 6:59 AM said:

My thought and prayers for all her family.
Jill Poock on November 1, 2016 at 7:45 PM said:

Many thoughts and prayers to friends and family of Maxine. She was a wonderful person I'm glad I got the pleasure of meeting/getting to know her. She will be greatly missed.

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