Maxine Boeck, 1926-2017

Published 12:03 am Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Funeral services for Maxine Boeck, 91, of Albert Lea will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Bonnerup Funeral Service, 2210 E. Main St. in Albert Lea. The Rev. Greg Ofsdahl will officiate. Interment will be at Alden Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Bonnerup Funeral Service and half an hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Online condolences are welcome at

Maxine died on Nov. 23, 2017, at St. John’s Lutheran Community, where she had suffered with Alzheimer’s disease the past three years.

Maxine Boeck

Maxine Minnie was born on Jan. 28, 1926, to Theodore and Minnie (Siedlitz) Niebuhr in Wells. Maxine was baptized and confirmed at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Wells and grew up on the family farm south of Wells. Maxine “Mickey” attended school in Wells and graduated in 1944.

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On June 26, 1944, Maxine was united in marriage to Bryan Boeck. She enjoyed being a homemaker and was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Alden, where she was active in altar guild and women’s Bible study. She enjoyed gardening, baking, dancing at the Golden Bubble, playing cards, fishing and doing crossword puzzles. Most of all, Maxine enjoyed time spent at their cabin in Nevis in the summer, winter trips to Florida, walking on the beaches and spending time with her family.

Survivors include her husband, Bryan; children David (Lynne) Boeck, Marilyn (Mike) DeBonny and Debbie (Tony) Politz; grandchildren, Ashley Politz, Jeremy (Brenda) Boeck and Angie (Brad) Schmidt; five great-grandchildren, Hayden, Hudson, Shawnee, Dillon and Daniel; and many nieces and nephews.

Maxine was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Leora Rathai; brothers Rueben and Eldo Niebuhr; and several brothers and sisters-in-law.

May she rest in peace.