Maxine (Goodrich) Clem, age 91, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, died May 15, 2016, at Cottage Grove Place in Cedar Rapids.
Funeral services will be 10:30 AM on Saturday, May 21, 2016, at First United Methodist Church, Yankton, South Dakota with Reverend Ron Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Garden of Memories Cemetery in Yankton. Visitation is one hour prior to the funeral service on Saturday at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton.
Honorary pallbearers will be her grandchildren: Caryn Macke, Elizabeth (Macke) Gallas, Robert Brimmer, Jr., Amanda (Brimmer) Crawford and Matthew Brimmer.
Maxine was born in Holly Springs, Iowa on June 23, 1924, to Platte and Faye (Baxley) Goodrich. She graduated from Climbing Hill High School in 1942 in Climbing Hill, Iowa. Following business school, she worked at Goodyear Tire in Sioux City, Iowa, where she met Ronald Clem. They were married on June 20, 1948. Maxine and Ronald purchased Lewis Tire Service in the 1950's and renamed it Clem's Tire Service, where Maxine served as the company's bookkeeper.
She was active in First United Methodist Church, Hillcrest Country Club, Women's Club, Eastern Star and Chapter K of PEO. Ronald and Maxine treasured the times spent at their Arizona home. She also enjoyed playing bridge, golfing, traveling and spending time with family and friends.
She is survived by 2 daughters: Sharry (Bruce) Macke, Manitowoc, Wisconsin and Jackie (Bob) Brimmer, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; 5 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, 1 great, great grandchild and 1 sister-in-law, Janet Goodrich.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ronald on March 20, 2004; 2 brothers and 2 sisters.
Memorials may be given to First United Methodist Church, 207 W. 11th St., Yankton, SD 57078, or the charity of donor's choice.
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Our thoughts are with you at this time. The four good friends will be together once again.
So sorry to hear about Max. I thought of her often wondering how she was doing. I used to love doing her hair but she was always in a hurry to get done. Ha. She wasn't much for sitting around and wasting time. She said there were times after she got home after getting her hair done that Ron would have some outside project that they should work on and she would say what good was it to get my hair done. My husband and I would trim their hedges and uncover their roses in the spring before they would come back in the spring. That is when they lived on Mulberry St. I always told Max I would never have a yard with hedges because of the work keeping them up. Well she laughed at me when we bought a house and we have 3 hedges. Ha. Our Deepest Sympathy to Max's family. She was a sweetie and we enjoyed her and Ron very much. God Bless.
Duane & Jan Wittmeier
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