Maxine Schleich


June 27, 1927 - July 28, 2017


Maxine Schleich, 90, Emery, SD died Friday, July 28, 2017 at Firesteel Healthcare Center in Mitchell.

Funeral services will be 10:30 am Monday, July 31, 2017 at St. Martin Catholic Church in Emery. Burial will be in the St. Martin Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7:00 pm Sunday with a scripture service at 7:00 pm at St. Martin Catholic Church. Arrangements are with the Hettinger-Bittner Funeral Chapel in Emery.

Maxine Ann Schleich was born June 27, 1927 in Sterling, CO to Bernard and Anna (Bueltel) Determan. In 1941 she moved with her family to Emery where she graduated from high school. She was a teacher in a country school until she married Merrill Schleich on June 14, 1949. They farmed near Emery until retiring in 2003 and then moved into Emery. Maxine was a homemaker; she loved to cook and enjoyed sewing and quilting. She was a member of St. Martin Catholic Church and the Sacred Heart League.

She is survived by her four children: Wayne (Sandy) Schleich of Emery, Linda (John) Westendorf of Lake Andes, Janice (Keith) TerMeer of Sioux Falls and Gloria (Jim) Hogue of Fargo, ND, one brother, Virgil Determan of Sioux Falls, two sisters: Irene Determan of Mitchell, Norma Letcher of Freeman, 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband Merrill in December 2011, two brothers: Cletus and Robert and one sister, Ruth Kath. 


Sunday, July 30, 2017
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Scripture Service begins at 7:00 PM

St Martin Catholic Church
342 N 3rd St
Emery, SD 57332


Monday, July 31, 2017
10:30 AM
St Martin Catholic Church
342 N 3rd St
Emery, SD 57332


St Martin Catholic Cemetery
Emery, SD

Posted by Carol Schulte on August 7, 2017
So many childhood memories of aunt Maxine - summer afternoons with cousins at the farm, her home canned peaches, and her ever ready smile. Will miss her and those sweet, gentle days.
Posted by Doris (Blankenship) Grady on July 30, 2017
I had lost track of Maxine the past few years but remember visiting her family as child and remembering what a wonderful person she was! rest in peace Maxine!
Posted by Kathy Marti on July 29, 2017
Maxine was my aunt. I will always remember going out to Merrill and Maxine's farm on the 4th of July to shoot off fireworks and to eat. Maxine was such a wonderful cook and baker. Maxine will be truly missed.
Posted by Jeff Kath on July 29, 2017
Maxine was my aunt. As a youth I spent many a summer in Emery. Maxine will be dearly missed.
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