Frances J. Maxfield

Feb. 6, 1935 Ė Dec. 9, 2012 

Frances J. Maxfield entered into eternal life at her home surrounded by her loving family Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, at the age of 77.

Frances was born in Waukesha on Feb. 6, 1935, the beloved daughter of the late Peter and Genevieve Muzich.

She was the treasured and loving mother of David A. (Bobbi) Jones, Debra A. (James) Adamus, Valerie C. (Paul) Gullicksen and Misty R. (Stephanie Knutson) Jaeschke; the proud and adored grandmother of Amy Barth, Sheri Jones, Wendy Bates, David Grauer, Aaron Hamm, Alyssa Adamus, Eric and Kyle Gullicksen, and Jordan and Ashley Jaeschke; and loving sister of Maryann (Frank) Mollett, Louise (Mel) Ford, Patricia (Derald) Vant, and Kathy (Nelson) Osborne. Fran is further survived by nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild, other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her devoted and cherished husband, Andrew Jackson Maxfield Jr., on Oct. 18, 2012; and sisters Elizabeth, Rose, Carol and Gladys.

Fran was an avid gardener, a member of the Ladies Auxiliary American Legion Post #375, St. James Parish and WREN (Waukesha Radio Emergency Net). She worked many years at Amron Corp., where she was very active with the union as a steward and committee member. Fran took great pride in supporting the Democratic Party and was a strong activist in what she believed in right up until her death.

Visitation will be held from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, at the Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral Home, 930 Main St. (Highway ES), Mukwonago.

A second visitation will be held on Monday at St. James Catholic Church, 830 Highway NN East, Mukwonago from 10 a.m. until 10:45 a.m., with the Mass of Christian Burial beginning at 11 a.m.

Interment will follow at Southern Wisconsin Veteranís Memorial Cemetery in Union Grove.

Memorials in Franís name may be directed to Allay Home and Hospice.

Franís family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks and gratitude to the wonderful, loving and special caregivers of Allay Home and Health, with a special thanks to our special angel Britta Nell, Emily Nickel, and Chrissy Mendez. Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral and Cremation Services in Mukwonago is serving the family. For more information, call 363-7126 or visit online at