Maxine Mathilda Reinikainen

Funeral services were held on May 12 at the Hansen Funeral Home in Marshfield for Maxine Mathilda Reinikainen (nee Breheim) of Marshfield. Maxine passed into eternal life on Tuesday, May 9, 2006 in the palliative care unit of St Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield, surrounded by her loved ones, at the age of 76. The Rev. Robert Brandt officiated the funeral service. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Interment of ashes took place in Brooklawn Cemetery.

Maxine was born on Nov. 9, 1929 in Marshfield, the daughter of Ernest and Blanche (nee Runnels) Breheim. She graduated from Marshfield High School. On Aug. 12, 1950, the former Maxine Breheim was united in marriage to Veikko Reinikainen in Marshfield. Besides being a loving mother and homemaker, Maxine worked at Land O’ Lakes Inc. in Spencer, until the time of her retirement.

Maxine cherished the time spent with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also enjoyed fishing, baking, and watching TV and was a lifelong member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Marshfield.

Maxine is lovingly survived by her husband Veikko; children Diana (Don) Redetzke of Eau Claire, Gary (Fay) Reinikainen of Prairie Farm, Richard (Sue) Reinikainen of Cedarburg, Ronda (Lenny) Wehrman of Loyal, Judy (Greg) Gisvold of Waupaca and Melissa (Ken) Darr of Pittsville; grandchildren Tammy, Tracy, Matthew, Kevin, Michael, Michael, Patrick, Jason, Tyler, Emily, Natalie, Allie and William; great-grandchildren Gavin, Gabriel, Gannon, Bailey, Blake, Kennedy, Lane, Faith, Noelle, Ryan and his future baby brother; brothers Allen (Darlene) Breheim of Westfield, Ronald Breheim of Mooreshill, Ind., Karl (Caroline) Breheim of Mobile, Ala.; and sister Nadine Weichelt of Milltown. She is further survived by many nieces and nephews.

Memorials in Maxine’s name may be donated to Immanuel Lutheran Church in Marshfield. The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to the critical care unit and palliative care staff for the loving attention that was extended to Maxine.