Maxine Hamer, 1942-2018

Published 12:03 am Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Funeral services for Maxine H. Hamer, 76, of Clarks Grove, will be at 11 a.m.  Thursday at Mansfield Lutheran Church. The Revs. Don Rose and John Holt will officiate. Burial will be at Mansfield Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday. Online condolences are welcome at

Maxine died  Saturday, April 21, 2018, at her home.

Maxine H. Hamer was born  Jan. 29, 1942, in Kiester, the daughter of Max and Maurine (Brekke) Adix. She was raised in the Kiester/Mansfield area,where she attended and graduated from Kiester High School in 1960.

Maxine Hamer

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On Nov. 28, 1970, she was united in marriage to Omer Hamer at Mansfield Lutheran Church. Maxine attended the Naeve School of Nursing, obtaining her degree as a registered nurse, and continued to work at Naeve Hospital in the surgical unit for 40 years. She faced many serious medical issues over her life.

Maxine enjoyed reading, studying cookbooks, watching cooking shows, making hairpin lace afghans throughout the years, of which she gifted many to loved ones. She also liked watching NBA basketball and watching “Peace and Power” every Sunday morning. Maxine enjoyed talking to her family and many friends, whether in person or on the phone. She was known for her ability to always find a deal from couponing and finding the best prices in town. Her favorite store to shop and find treasures for herself and anyone she could think of who could use or need something was The Salvation Army Thrift Store. She was a member of First Lutheran Church and her circle, Naeve Nurses Alumni Association and the Minnesota Lupus Foundation. Her favorite pastime was spending time with her grandchildren Ross and Carly. They gave her strength and the will to live.

Maxine is survived by her husband, Omer; daughter, Jolynn (Richard) Tautges; grandchildren Ross and Carly; sister, Kathleen Adix; sisters-in-law Loretta Adix, Debra Adix and Shirley Hamer; brothers-in-law Walter Hamer, Duane (Jan) Hamer and Dale (Sue) Hamer; aunts Christabel Jacobs, Ann Adix and Joyce Brekke; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and cousins; and many friends, including special friends, Eugene and Diane Wangen.

Maxine was preceded in death by her parents, Max and Maurine; brothers David and Steven Adix; father-in- law and mother-in- law, Olin and Winnie Hamer; and sister-in- law, Thelma Hamer.

Memorials preferred to the Minnesota Lupus Foundation or Peace and Power.