Visitation: Visitation will be Friday from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton, SD, with family present from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Service: Her funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 2, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Fairview, SD.
Fairview, SD. Maxine Crawford, 86, passed away Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at Sanford Canton-Inwood Hospital. Her funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 2, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Fairview, SD. Visitation will be Friday from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton, SD, with family present from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Maxine was born June 25, 1929 at Louisville, KY to Cosby and Levola (Whitehead) Kelly. She attended school in Louisville and worked at Brown and Williamson for several years.
Maxine married Wendell Peterson April 3, 1954, who she met while Wendell was stationed at Ft. Knox, KY. They farmed south of Fairview from 1954 until Wendell’s death in 1967.
Maxine married Nelmar Crawford December 21, 1971in Fairview. They made their home in Fairview until Nelmar’s death in 2015, when Maxine moved to Sioux Falls to be near her son. She was employed at Canton-Inwood Hospital for over 40 years. Maxine was named employee of the year in 1980. She loved reading her Bible and spending time with Nelmar and her family. She also enjoyed walking and going to McDonalds for coffee.
Maxine is survived by her son, Dan (Dorothy) Peterson, Sioux Falls; daughter, Sue (Richard) Nagelstad, Louisville, KY; step-daughters- Lois (Chuck) Mullinix, Canton,SD, Rochelle (Terry) Helget, Sioux Falls, and Sylvia (Jim) Stillman, Tea, SD; 11 grandchildren- Kilee Peterson, Nate, Peterson, Chris Crawford, Lynn Waite, Cari Andera, Corey Anson, Micah Anson, Nick Anson, Shannon Thompson, Michelle Thompson, and Shane Mullinix; one great-grandson, Trenton Peterson; 17 step-great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; and 2 sisters-in-law- Ila Torkleson, Canton and Luella Huckfeldt, Spencer, IA. She was preceded in death by her parents, two husbands, Wendell and Nelmar, and a step-son Craig Crawford.