Maxine D. Dickey, 85

Maxine Dorine Dickey, age 85, of Hutchinson, passed away Monday, March 23, 2015, at the Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson.

She was born Aug. 29, 1929, in Naicam, Saskatchewan, Canada, a daughter of Carl and Clara (Nelson) Christianson.

As a young woman, Maxine moved to Minneapolis, where she completed her education and training as an x-ray and lab technician.

Maxine was united in marriage to Duane Edward Dickey May 16, 1954, at the Fremont Tabernacle in Minneapolis. After marriage, Maxine supported Duane in his home building and construction business.

Their marriage was blessed with five children, Rebecca, Melodee, Shari, Kerry and Duane, Jr. Maxine and Duane shared 45 years of marriage, until Duane passed away Jan. 26, 2000.

A loving wife, mother, and homemaker, Maxine enjoyed reading, studying the Bible, and going out for coffee and treats with family and friends. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family, and was a devout Christian.

Maxine became a resident of Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson last September, where she lived until her passing.

She is survived by her children: Rebecca (Wayne) Hanson of St. John, ND, Melodee (Jim) Aune of Cedar Rapids, IA, Shari Dickey of Minneapolis, Kerry (Mark) Lopac of Cokato, and Duane Dickey, Jr. of Red Wing; grandchildren: Amy (Lenny) Houle, Andrew (Diana) Hanson, April (Ryan) Wawryk, Clayton (Amanda) Aune, Rachel (Ben) Goughnour, Renae (Garrett) Black, Dustin (Maria) Olson, Meghan Olson, Christian Lopac, and Kierra Lopac; and great-grandchildren Nathaniel, Jeremiah, Hannah, Gabriel, Garrett, Abigayle and Sallie.

Maxine is further survived by sisters Stella Hansen, Jean (Garland) Nygaard, and Violet Forsythe; brothers Glen (Rita) Christianson and Milton (Shirley) Christianson; and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband, Duane, Maxine was preceded in death by her parents; a great-grandson, Cael James Black; sisters Rubell Anderson, Beatrice Anderson, Doris Williams, and Maurine Ostsig (twin sister); and a brother, Rudolf Christianson.

A private family service took place Friday, March 27 at 9 a.m. at the Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Hutchinson, with interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis. Pastor Paul Baker officiated at the service, and music was provided by soloist Julie Buchholtz, who performed “In The Garden.” Family hymn was “Amazing Grace.”

Casket bearers were Maxine’s grandsons, Christian Lopac, Dustin Olson, and Andrew Hanson; great-grandson, Nathaniel Houle; nephew Dale Nygaard; and son-in-law Mark Lopac

Arrangements were by the Dobratz-Hantge Chapel in Hutchinson. Online obituaries and guest book are available at www.hantge.com; click on Obituaries/Guest Book.

Memorials are preferred to The Baby Cael Fund, Mercy Medical Center Foundation, 701 10th St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403.

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