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ANDERSON, E. Maxine, age 98

Died: Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

A graveside service will be held at a later date at Union Grove Cemetery in Union Grove, WI

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer donations be made to the charity or organization of your choosing.


E. Maxine Anderson, age 98, formerly of Menomonie and Wausau, died on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at Milestone Senior Living in Eau Claire. Maxine was born on April 6, 1920 to the late Ferdinand and Clara (Singerhouse) Neubauer in Menomonie, Wisconsin.

After graduating from Menomonie High School in 1937, she attended the University of Wisconsin - Madison receiving her BBA in Accounting in 1949. She furthered her education at the University of Minnesota receiving her Master's Degree in Industrial Relations in 1964. After receiving her degree from UW-Madison, she began her life long career with Wausau Insurance in Wausau, WI; retiring in 1983.

Maxine met Melvin Anderson at UW-Madison and on February 2, 1945 they were married in Jacksonville, FL. That July he was tragically killed in a plane crash while on active duty in the Marines.

She loved reading, traveling, photography, bird watching, and volunteering her time at the hospital. She was an avid golfer and curler playing on many leagues over the years. Maxine was an active member at her church, Immanuel Lutheran Church, serving on the altar guild as well as many women's community organizations.

In 1966, Maxine and her sisters, Eva and Marie, jointly bought and owned a cottage in Chetek enjoying many years of fishing and socializing together with family and friends.

She is survived by her nieces and nephews, Terrie Hanke, Malcolm (Joanne) Sneen, Glen (Barb) Neubauer, Duane Neubauer, Kathie Cole, Ted (Anna Marie) Govin; and many great and great, great nieces and nephews.

Maxine was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin; sisters, L. Marie (Lawrence "Hank") Hanke, Edna (Lloyd) Govin and Eva (Ben Sneen) (Denver Olson); brothers, Lyle (Viola), Arthur (Alice) and Martin (Mable) Neubauer.

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