Maxine Schmidtendorff, age 88, of of Constantine, passed away Saturday, October 20th, 2012. Maxine was born in Delaware , Ohio on August 1, 1924, a daughter of Clarence and Mary (Thomas) Breece. Maxine graduated from Constantine High School. On July 9, 1943 she married Forrest Schmidtendorff in Reno NV . Maxine lived most of her life in the Constantine areaand was amember of Porter Baptist Church. She enjoyed sewing , knitting and making clothing for her collection of dolls.
Surviving are her husband Forrest Schmidtendorff, Constantine , daughter Leslie (Dave) Ware of Burr Oak MI, sons Dale (Jaci) Schmidtendorff of Traverse City MI, Michael (Linda) Schmidtendorff of Pompeii, MI, 8 grandchildren Marilyn (Wayne) DiGiacomo , Stacy (Ed) Sult , Debbie (Bob) Monroe , Dan (Jennifer) Schmidtendorff , Shawn (Brett) Clemens , Cassie (Josh) Wiard, Keri (Jason) Reed , Nicole (Jamie) Vrobel, 20 great grandchildren and a sister Beverly Naylor of Ohio. She was preceded in death by her parents, son David Schmidtendorff, two brothers Wayland and Lloyd Breece and a sister Wanda Naylor.
Relatives and friends will be received Tuesday from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 p.m. at the Eley Funeral Home in Constantine. Religious Services will be held Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Porter Baptist Church, Constantine, with Pastor Randy Peterson officiating. Interment will follow at Constantine Township Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Porter Baptist Church. Online messages may be left for the family at www.eleyfuneralhomes.com.