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520 S. Main St., PO Box 363
Platte, SD 57369
Phone: 605-337-3857
Fax: 605-337-2374
Maxine Schlepuetz

Maxine Schlepuetz (Mairose)

Wednesday, April 2nd, 1930 - Tuesday, January 15th, 2019
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Maxine Schlepuetz, 88, of Sioux Falls, SD, formerly of Kimball, SD, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 with her family at her side at Ava’s House by Sanford, Sioux Falls. Funeral Mass is 10:30 A.M. Monday, January 21, 2019 at St. Margaret’s Catholic Church in Kimball. A Committal Service will follow at St. Margaret’s Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. Sunday, January 20, 2019 with a 7:00 P.M. Rosary and Wake Service.

Mary Maxine (Mairose) Schlepuetz was born on April 2, 1930 to Peter and Irene (Sims) Mairose in White Lake, SD. She attended both the Catholic and public schools in White Lake and graduated in 1948. Maxine worked at Rainbow Café in Chamberlain, SD. In 1948, she married Delmar Washechek and farmed South of Kimball. They later moved to a farm Northwest of Kimball; Delmar passed away in 1973. Maxine married Bud Schlepuetz in 1974 and they farmed North of Kimball; Bud passed away in 2002. Maxine moved to Sioux Falls, SD in 2010 to the Inn on Westport.

Maxine was a charter member of Catholic Daughters of the Americas and a group leader for the St. Margaret’s Alter Society for 25 years. She served as secretary on the Waldro Township Board for 30 years. Maxine was known for her crocheting and knitting projects as well as her gardening skills.

Grateful for having shared in Maxine’s life: her three children: Gary (Jackie) Washechek, Daryl (Rita) Washechek and Mary (Dan) Chmela; six grandchildren: Theresa (Matt) Koscak, Cory (Jean) Washechek, Steven (Maria) Washechek, Marissa (Nick) Miller, Amanda (Andrew) Wixon and Lucas Chmela; 13 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; along with many nieces and nephews.

Maxine was preceded in death by her parents, Peter and Irene Mairose; two husbands: Delmar Washechek and Bud Schlepuetz; a sister, Delores Stanton; and a granddaughter, Janet Washechek.

Memorials in Maxine’s honor may be directed to: American Council of the Blind, 6300 Shingle Creek Parkway - Suite 195, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430-2136.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, January 20th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Sunday, January 20th, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    St. Margaret's Catholic Church
    417 Elm St.
    KIMBALL, SD 57355
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    7:00pm Rosary and Wake Service
  • Service

    Monday, January 21st, 2019 | 10:30am
    Monday, January 21st, 2019 10:30am
    St. Margaret's Catholic Church
    417 Elm St.
    KIMBALL, SD 57355
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    Fr. Andrew Swietochowski
  • Interment

    St. Margaret's Catholic Cemetery
    KIMBALL, SD 57355
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  • Reception

    St. Margaret's Catholic Church
    417 Elm St.
    KIMBALL, SD 57355
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Val & Dawn Luckett & Family

Posted at 05:25pm
Thoughts and prayers. It was a pleasure with working with her when we had her farm sale.

Betty and Gil Wipf

Posted at 01:05pm
Our deepest sympathy to all of you. She will be missed.
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Svoboda and Spears Families

Posted at 12:31pm
Soar like the Angel that you are Aunt Maxine. Our prayers will always be with you.
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Michelle Adams

Posted at 11:54am
Mary & Family- May the love and care of those around you provide comfort and peace during this difficult time. Blessed be your mom's memory.

Tom & Chelle Bisek, Gregg& Marilyn Lucken

Posted at 10:05am
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