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Robert Maxwell 1947-2011

Mar 31, 2011

A memorial service for Robert “Max” Maxwell of Emmetsburg was Wednesday, March 30, at Grace Baptist Church in Emmetsburg.

Robert Allen “Max” Maxwell was born March 25, 1947 in Topeka, KS, the son of Mercier and Ernestine (Simnitt) Maxwell. The family moved to Illinois when Max was a toddler. He graduated from Valley View Grades School in Romeoville, IL, and he attended Lockport West High School before joining the United States Marine Core. Max entered the Marines in 1964, and he served in Vietnam.

He had several different jobs until he decided he loved to drive truck. Max graduated from truck driving school and began driving over-the-road until 1992 when he moved to Iowa. Max worked for Emmetsburg Ready Mix until 2002 when he developed throat cancer.

Max was united in marriage to Yvonne Krieger on Sept. 13, 2008 at the Grace Baptist Church in Emmetsburg. Through a series of events in his life, Max came back to God and church where he was continuously growing in his faith. Max was a member of Grace Baptist Church. He loved children, animals and life.

On Thursday, March 24, 2011, Max passed away at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Sioux City.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Yvonne of Emmetsburg; two children: Randy and his wife, Lisa of Joliet, IL and Richard “Ricky” and his wife, Mary of Lafayette, IN; two step-children: Clarence “C.K.” Krieger of California and Kevin Krieger and his wife, Brenda of Morris, IL; seven grandchildren; two brothers: Dean Maxwell of Joliet, IL and Carl Maxwell of Romeoville, IL; four sisters: Esther Crane, Patty Kalous and Sylvia Ann Hathaway all of Florida and Rose Ellison of Tiptonville, TN.

He was preceded in death by his parents; step-daughter, Caryn Klossing;brother, Don Maxwell; and an infant brother, Paul.

Online Condolences: www.joycefuneralhomes.com