Deidre Maxson Wells, 55

Deidre Maxson Wells, 55, of West Bend, entered into God’s presence on Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in the town of Polk. Deidre was born April 19, 1958, in Detroit, to Mervyn and Kathleen (nee Bronson) Maxson. She was united in marriage to David Wells on June 19, 1982, at Waukesha First Baptist Church.

Deidre worked for many years as an occupational therapist, following which she home educated her four children. She was very active in her church, as a prayer counselor, with community theater, and was the founder and director of the HIS Players theater group.

Deidre is survived by her husband David; her children Rachel (Dan) Johnson of Chicago, and Jonathan, Jeremy and Micaela Wells of West Bend; her parents Mervyn and Kathleen Maxson; brothers in- law Stephen (Lori) Wells and Barry (Lisa) Wells; and her father and mother- i n - l aw Edward and Lois Wells. She is further survived by other relatives and friends.

A memorial service for Deidre will be held on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at 6 p.m. at Wooded Hills Church with the Rev. Theo Williams officiating. Visitation will be at the church from 4-6 p.m.

The family wishes to express gratitude to everyone who has stood with them in prayer and support during this time.

The Shimon Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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