Maxine D. Anderson, 66

Maxine D. Anderson, age 66 of Sturgis, formerly of Shadehill, went to her heavenly home on Saturday, April 1, 2017.

Maxine D. Anderson, age 66 of Sturgis, formerly of Shadehill, went to her heavenly home on Saturday, April 1, 2017.  Her family was fortunate to be able to share the last few days with her at the Spearfish hospital and the Belle Fourche Health Care Center.

Maxine Dee Evans Jan. 9, 1951 in Hettinger to Hazen and Delores (Ham) Evans. She grew up in the Haynes area and attended grade school in Haynes and graduated from Hettinger High School with the Class of 1969. On July 5 of that year she was united in marriage to James (Jim) Anderson in Hettinger.  Following their marriage they lived for a short time in Carson and then moved to Jim’s mother’s, the Milner ranch, on the south end of Shadehill Reservoir where Jim joined his brother, Lee, in a custom hay hauling business.

Their family expanded with the births of Sabra (1970), Chet (1971), Taryn (1975) and Brent (1976).  Consequently, in 1977 they bought a bigger house and moved to their own land in Burdick Township.

While her children were young, Maxine focused on being a great housekeeper and excellent cook as well as helping Jim by jumping behind the wheel of a hay hauling truck from time to time.

In 1982 Maxine and the children made a temporary move back to her parents in Haynes where she cared for her father and mother. After Hazen’s passing, Maxine returned home and then began working at Five Counties Nursing Home in Lemmon where Delores was residing. She then worked at Lemmon Propane and during that time welcomed nephews Kolten and Nathan Duran into her home for a time.

Seeking a new direction, Maxine moved to the Black Hills where she was a very popular cook for the Sturgis Senior Citizen’s Center and was employed at an assisted living facility. Maxine’s work ethic, caring and compassion led her to always go beyond what was expected wherever she labored.

She was a member of Rosebud Lutheran Church and Rosebud Ladies Aide and served on the Church Council for many years.  She bowled on teams in both Bison and Lemmon.  She had a knack for growing house plants and loved solving crossword and Soduko puzzles. Maxine always kept a very neat and organized home and enjoyed company; even having a few siblings reside with her for extended periods of time.

Surviving family members include her children, Sabra (Arlie) Hulm, Spearfish, S.D.; Chet (Mandy) Anderson, Shadehill, S.D.; Brent Anderson, Lemmon, S.D.; 13 grandchildren, Bailee Hulm (Aaron Croff) Skyler Hulm (Callie Bernstein) Rio Hulm, Hope, Ethan, Isaac, Ella, Greta, Erik, Evan, and Lillian Anderson, Sierra Peters, and McKenzie Anderson; 3 great grandchildren, Ember Shannon, Adelyn Croff, and Finnick Croff; siblings Sharon (Dennis) Seifert, Betty Jean (Bill) Thormalen, Myrna Nelson, Ron Evans, Cindy (Dave) Kleven, Jackie Duran, Doreen (Aaron) Cordes.

Maxine was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, Taryn, two sisters (Marlene and Vickie) in infancy, a brother-in-law Russell Nelson and great nephew Russell Todd Nelson.

The Funeral Service for Maxine will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 8, 2017 at Calvary Lutheran Church in Lemmon.  Pastor Carin Bear and Pastor Florence Hoff will officiate.  Per Maxine’s wishes, following the funeral service, cremation will take place and burial will be in Rosebud Lutheran Cemetery beside her daughter, Taryn.

Serving as Honorary Casketbearers are Susie Skjoldal, JoAnne Seim, Patsy Miller, Kathy Johnson, Barb Bartell, and Sharon Longwood.  All of Maxine’s grandchildren are Active Casketbearers.

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