Maxine N. Berhalter

March 28, 1922 - February 16, 2013

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Maxine N. Berhalter, 90, of Kendallville died Saturday, February 16, 2013, at 11:27 p.m. in Lutheran Life Villages, Kendallville.

She was a lifetime area resident, and a 1940 graduate of Garrett High School.

Mrs. Berhalter worked for the Ludlow Monument Company in Kendallville and retired in 1985 after 17 years as bookkeeper at Cal-Gas in Kendallville. She then volunteered as a shuttle driver for the Red Cross in Fort Wayne for blood drives for 20 years.

She was a member of Trinity Church United Methodist in Kendallville.

Maxine loved to write in her journal. She enjoyed researching family geneology and taking photographs, always dating and adding names to them.

She was born March 28, 1922, in DeKalb County to Page and Ella L. (Fellers) Hathaway. On October 17, 1942, in St. Louis, Missouri, she married Joe G. Berhalter. He preceded her in death on February 4, 2007.

Surviving are two sons, Charles Berhalter of Sylvan Lake and Randy Berhalter of Kendallville, three grandchildren, Dawn (Bob) Blum of Rome City, Hindi (Rick) Clark of Kendallville, and Laura Kay (John) Meyers of Albion; and eight great grandchildren, Cort Newport, Kara Newport, Ryan Clark, Alyn Clark, Alyx Clark, Tyler Eggle, Dylan Eggle, and Matthew Meyers.

She was also preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Sheri Berhalter; five sisters, Jennie Casebeer, Elsie Shipe, Mabel Sternburgh, Essie Wilhelm, and LaVon Eberly; and four brothers, Elmer Hathaway, Charles Hathaway, Ronald Hathaway, and Ora Hathaway.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, February 20, 2013, at 2 p.m. in Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville with Rev. Steve Brittenham of Trinity Church United Methodist officiating. Burial will be in Lake View Cemetery, Kendallville.

Casketbearers will be Charles Berhalter, Rick Clark, Cort Newport, Al Berhalter, and Howard Mapes.

Calling is Wednesday, February 20, 2013, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the funeral home.

Preferred memorials are to Lutheran Life Villages Kendallville Campus Auxiliary.

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Cathy Calkins Becker
February 21st, 2013 3:53pm

Boys so sorry for your loss.. We all remember the good times.

David Tuttle
February 21st, 2013 9:04am
New River, AZ

Our condolences to your family. With fond memories of Maxine.

Jerry& Jan DeLong
February 19th, 2013 3:20pm
Kendallville, ind.

Randy & Charles, Our thoughts & Prayers are with you and your family in the loss of your mother. With sympathy, Jerry & Jan DeLong

Stephanie McLane
February 19th, 2013 10:51am
Kendallville, IN

Randy & Charlie, I am so sorry for your loss. Maxine was such a lovely lady. Sincerely, Stephanie

Bridget Hardesty and Wendell Hardesty
February 18th, 2013 12:26pm

Thinking of you! Sorry for your loss. God Bless you ALL!

Terri Sowards
February 18th, 2013 11:32am

Randy and family. My heart breaks for you and your loss. Yet it rejoices for Maxine, knowing she is with her Lord and Saviour! It has been an honor and a priviledge getting to know her and care for her at Lutheran Life Villages. God bless you all!