Maurine Adix, 98, Albert Lea

Published 7:50 am Sunday, March 2, 2014

Funeral services for Maurine L. Adix, 98, of Albert Lea, and formerly of Mansfield, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Mansfield Lutheran Church. The Rev. Donald Rose will officiate. Interment will be in the Mansfield Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m.  Sunday at the Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday. Online condolences are welcome at

Maurine died on Feb. 27, 2014, at St. John’s Lutheran Community.

Maurine Adix

Maurine Adix

Maurine L. Adix was born Aug. 10, 1915, on a farm south of Frost, to Ruby (Nelson) and Bernhard (Ben) Brekke.  She was baptized and confirmed at South Blue Earth Lutheran Church.  Her family moved into Frost, where she attended grade school. In 1933 Maurine graduated from Blue Earth High School and in 1934 from Blue Earth Teachers Training. She taught country school in Faribault and Freeborn counties.

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Maurine was married to Max Adix at the Emerald Lutheran Church of Frost on Oct. 2, 1940. They farmed the home farm near Mansfield until 1982, when they retired and moved to Alden. They were members of Mansfield Lutheran Church. She was a former Sunday school teacher and past president of the A.L.C. Women, Altar Guild and circles. Max passed away in 1994.  Maurine moved to Knutson Apartments in Albert Lea in 1997 and to St John’s Lutheran Home in 2009. Maurine’s life was centered around the love for her family. She was known by many for her excellent cooking and baking. Her personal favorite was ice cream and chocolate. Education was a priority and she was always interested in how and what you were doing in school. “Wheel of Fortune” was her favorite TV show.

Survivors include her children Maxine Adix (Omer) Hamer of rural Clarks Grove, David (Loretta Schaper) Adix, Kathleen Adix of Plymouth and daughter-in-law Debra Yost Adix of rural Alden; grandchildren Jolynn Hamer (Richard) Tautges of Rochester, Brian (Jenny Syverud) Adix of Parker,  S.D., Lynnette Adix (Jeffrey) Jenson of Winthrop, Stephanie Adix of St. Paul and special friend Ryan Engebretson of Scarville, Iowa, and Tyler Adix of Brookings, S.D.; great-grandchildren Ross Tautges and Carly Kay Tautges of Rochester and Kaiden, Kerynn and Kohen Jenson of Winthrop; sisters-in-law Joyce Brekke of Edina and Ann Hahn Adix of Yorktown, Texas; and sister-in-law and brother-in-law Christabel Adix (Alfred) Jacobs of Fergus Falls; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husband Max, son Steven, parents, infant brother Edwin, sister June Brekke, sister and brother-in-law Lila and Rudy Kravetz, brother Devere Brekke, brother and sister-in-law Sherwood and Arlene Brekke, brothers-in-law and sisters-in- law the Rev. Paul and Hope Adix, Helen and Martin Elvebak, and Carl Adix Jr.

Memorials may be designated to the Mansfield Church Cemetery fund or the Stained Glass Window Fund.