Maxine “Max” Gruenke, 80

Maxine GruenkeMaxine “Max” Gruenke, age 80

Cold Spring

February 13, 1932 – April 5, 2012

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 14, 2012 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Cold Spring, MN for Maxine Gruenke, age 80, who died Thursday at the home of her daughter’s family, Michelle and Dieter Pape.    Burial will be in the St. Boniface Parish Cemetery.

A visitation for Maxine will be after 4:00 p.m. Friday at the Wenner Funeral Home in Cold Spring.

Maxine was born in Ladysmith, WI to Raymond and Lucille (Moreau) Jacques.  She married Pirmin Gruenke on April 19, 1952 in Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Ladysmith, WI.  Maxine worked as an executive assistant and in office/administrative positions.  She loved her family and kept busy with her home, yard, and friends.

Survivors include her children, Steven R. (Maureen) Gruenke, Michelle M. (Dieter) Pape, and three grand-children, Garrett, Mariah, and Dawson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Pirmin and her parents.

Memorials are preferred to American Cancer Society.

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