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.