Maxine Edquist, 87

Published 5:57pm Sunday, September 16, 2012

Born: Aug. 28, 1925


Died: Sept. 12, 2012

Maxine Louise Edquist, 87, of Niles, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, at Lakeland Hospital.

Maxine was born on Aug. 28, 1925, in Chesterton, Ind., to the late Stephen “Zadravec” and Margaret (Ameling) Wolfe. On Oct. 30, 1948, she was united in marriage to Glen C. Edquist at a ceremony in Chesterton.

She retired after 20 years from the Niles Township Office to help in further education of the boys. She dedicated herself to raising three fine boys.

Maxine is preceded in death by her parents; sister Marilyn Scott; nephew Craig Holley; brother-in-laws Carl W. Edquist and Kenneth Edquist; and sister-in-law Rita Ann.

She is survived by three sons, Robert (Donna) Edquist, of Cedarburg, Wisc., Gregory Edquist, of Flint, and Terry (Tracie) Edquist, of Niles; four grandchildren, Kristin (Tommy), Andrew, Aaron and Zachery; two great-grandchildren, Austin and Emma; two sons of her deceased sister, Marilyn: Walter (Violet) Holley and Stephen (Barb) Holley; nephews and nieces Paul, Karen (Ross), Peter (Linda), Ann (John), David (Olga), Jerry (Peggy), Kathy (Al) and Marie (Rick); her deceased nephew Craig’s widow, Brenda, and her their two children, Nick and Lindsay; her deceased brother-in-law Kenneth’s widow, Rona, and daughters Debbie (Dave), Holly (Bill) and Kerri (Joe); brother-in-law, Joe Scott; cousins and family in Canada.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, at Brown Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, in St. Mark Catholic Church, 3 N. 19th St., in Niles. Interment will follow the services at Mission Hills Memorial Gardens.

Condolences, photos, and memories may be left for the family at

Memorial contributions may be made in Maxine’s memory to St. Mark Catholic Church, 3 N. 19th St., Niles, or the Niles/Buchanan Habitat for Humanity, 601 Sycamore St., Niles, MI 49120.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Home & Mission Hills Memorial Chapel.

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