Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, April 25, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Tampico, with Monsignor Thomas L. Dzeilak, pastor, officiating. Visitation will be held from 9 to 10 a.m on Thursday at the church, with rosary recited at 10 a.m. Burial will be at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Tampico. A memorial has been established to Vitas Hospice in lieu of flowers.
Maxine was born on July 1, 1927, in Tampico, the daughter of Clyde and Mildred (Frank-Brooks) Denison. She was united in marriage to Arnold "Joe" Specht on Feb. 10, 1945, in Atkinson. He preceded her in death on Dec. 15, 1992. She was a member of the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Tampico, and she loved to garden.
She is survived by one daughter, Paula Gladfelter, Prophetstown; one son, Larry Joe (Krista) Specht, Tampico; four grandchildren, Lori Dixon, Athens, Ill., Bobi Jo Majeski, Prophetstown, Alex Joe Specht, Chicago, Mallory Blair Specht, Prophetstown; two great-grandsons, Jeremy and Joshua Majeski, Prophetstown; two sisters, Terry (George) Blackert, Prophetstown, Helen (Lester) Joynt, Dixon, Ill.; numerous nieces and nephews.
Maxine was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two brothers; and one sister.
Condolences may be sent to garlandfuneralhome.com.