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Maxine Christensen

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Maxine Emma Christensen, 87, of Carroll, Iowa, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021, at Journey Senior Services in Carroll surrounded by the staff who had lovingly cared for her for the last two years.

Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, at the Dow City Cemetery with Deacon Dave Prenger officiating.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll, and online condolences may be left for the family at

Maxine, was the only child born to Andrew and Emma (Pencker) Christensen, on Jan. 14, 1934, in Audubon County, Iowa. She graduated from Audubon High School and attended Northwest Missouri State College, in Maryville, receiving her bachelor’s degree. Maxine then moved to Ohio, where she taught elementary school for 10 years before returning to Iowa to care for her parents.

Maxine moved to Carroll in 2000. She loved her treasures, reading, and scooting around town. Maxine dearly loved her family farm in Audubon County. For those who reached out to her in friendship, Maxine was grateful. Maxine enjoyed visiting with anyone who sought her out. She loved being in the center of the action when events were taking place in Carroll.

Maxine is survived by friends, now family, Alan and Anne Loew, Carroll; Richard and Myrna Schwarte, Templeton; Chuck and Mary Thatcher, Breda.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew and Emma Christensen.

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