Maxine P. McFanin

Maxine P. McFanin

Maxine P. McFanin of Otsego, passed away Sunday, May 27, 2012 in Otsego.

Mrs. McFanin was born on October 17, 1916 in Broadwater, Nebraska, the daughter of George and Lydia (Cork) Sheldon. She was the oldest member of the Otsego First Baptist Church and had worked at Dix Street Elementary school in the kitchen for several years. She enjoyed reading, doing crossword puzzles and baking sugar cookies during the holidays. She loved being with her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.

Maxine is survived by her children, Ron (Kay) McFanin of Otsego and Marva (Bob) Curry of Gun Lake; 17 grandchildren, Gail McFanin, Ronda Penny, Kim Gillies, Brad (Desi) McFanin, Colleen (Ward) Litchfield, Ron (Barb) McFanin, Brian (Kelly) McFanin, Christina (Todd) Back, Amanda (Ryan) Arthur, Laurie Bourdo, Rob (Carie) Curry, Todd Curry, Jeff Curry, Michelle Sitterlet, Rick Borst, Robin (Bill)Dumez and Julie Lintemuth; 110 great and great great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

On February 9, 1935 in Michigan City, IN she was married to Ronald ‘Mick’ McFanin who preceded her in death in 2002. Also preceding her in death were a son Roger in 1985, a grandson Michael in 2011 and 3 brothers and 2 sisters, Verle, Harold & Don Sheldon and Carmine Foss and Corinne Wolcott.

Friends may meet with her family from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. Wednesday at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 A.M. at the First Baptist Church, Otsego with Pastor Merlyn Jones officiating. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery, Plainwell.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund.

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  1. Bill & Robin DuMez says:

    We loved playing Grandma’s organ for her and singing songs about her life as a young girl. It was so good to see her laugh and smile as we tried to entertain her. We miss you Grandma.

    Love Bill & Robin

  2. Bob and Sally Brown says:

    How we will miss both her and Mick but know they are now walking the streets of gold with their forever friend Jesus. She was such a great part of the Otsego Baptist Church Family. I had her for one of my Sunday School teachers. For this I will be forever grateful. Thank you Maxine for sharing the true story of Jesus and His Love. Sally

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