Maxine A. Strong


July 18, 1918 - Feb. 10, 2013



Maxine A. Strong of Waukesha died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, at the age of 94. Maxine was born in Mount Auburn, Iowa, on July 18, 1918, daughter of Harry and Anna Coats.


She worked for Milwaukee Gas Specialty for almost 30 years. Maxine went on to work for GE for 10 years until her retirement in 1987. She enjoyed knitting and donating her handmade mittens to children in need. Maxine also enjoyed spending time with her family.


Maxine will be dearly missed by her daughter, Carol “Drene” Briski; grandchildren, Suzanne (Daniel) Bowman and James Brueckner; and her great-granddaughters, Sarah and Rebecca Bowman. Maxine is further survived by other relatives and friends.


She was preceded in death by her husband, Theodore Strong Sr.; son, Theodore Strong Jr.; parents; sisters, Bessie Monsen and LaVonne Reynolds; and brother, Loyd Coats.


The visitation for Maxine will be held from  2 p.m. until the 4 p.m. funeral service Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. Burial will be held at Arlington Park Cemetery, Greenfield.


Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family.  For an online obituary or to leave a message of condolence, please visit www.WaukeshasFuneralHome.com, or call 542-6609.