Maxine Ida Schwamb

Maxine Ida Schwamb (nee Oechsner), 80, of Waupaca, formerly of West Bend, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, Jan, 7, 2006, after suffering from heart failure. She was surrounded by her family.

Maxine was born March 9, 1925, and she and her husband, Franklin, raised their family in West Bend.

She formerly was employed at Amity Leather and B.C. Ziegler, both in West Bend.

In 1988 the couple moved to Waupaca after retirement

Maxine will be remembered as having a humble, loving, compassionate and generous spirit.

She enjoyed camping and nature, especially birds and was an avid reader and card player. She also enjoyed volunteering.

Maxine loved the Lord and started each day in His Word.

Survivors include her "bestest friend," her loving husband of 57 years, Franklin H. Schwamb; her children, Mary Beth Seiser of West Bend, Donald Schwamb of Milwaukee, Sue (Steven) Theyerl of Fond du Lac, Joan (Gary) Lato of Waukesha and Julie (Eric) Feil of Appleton; eight grandchildren, Robert (Patricia Toledo) Seiser of Schaumburg, Ill., Ann Seiser of Madison, Bethany, Kristin and Daniel Lato, and Halley, Justin and Jacob Feil.

She is further survived by two sisters, Beatrice Liegl and Mary Ellen (Don) Lloyd; three sisters-in-law, Pearl Oechsner, Jeannette Oechsner and Virginia (Elroy) Borchert; a brother-in-law, Harold Schwamb, and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were a son-in-law, Michael Seiser; her parents, Linus and Lucy (Schraufnagel) Oechsner, parents-in-law, Frederick and Anita Schwamb; two brothers, Hubert Oechsner and Russell Oechsner; two sisters, Betty Byrnes and Gertrude Oechsner; brothers-in-law, Adolf Liegl, Robert Byrnes, Leo McArdle and Howard Gilbert; a sister-in-law, Ruthe Schwamb, and two nephews.

A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church, N2845 Shadow Road, Waupaca, on Friday, Jan. 13, at 11 a.m.

Father John Becker will b the preside and inurnment of cremains will be in the Washington County Memorial Park, West Bend, at a later date.

Friends may call at the church on Friday from 9:30 to 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church or the American Heart Association.

The Holly Funeral Home of Waupaca is assisting the family with arrangements.

Maxine’s family would like to thank the wonderful nurses and staff at the Riverside Medical Center in Waupaca, and especially her physician, Dr. Earl Anderson, who provided her with loving care.