Maxine Leyendecker

Maxine Ann Leyendecker (Clark)

Saturday, February 14th, 1931 - Wednesday, February 6th, 2019
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– Maxine A. Leyendecker 87, of Independence, IA died Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at Prairie Hills in Independence, IA.

Maxine was born on February 14, 1931 in Walker, MN the daughter of Harold and Annie J. (Peterson) Clark. She was a 1948 graduate of LaPorte High School in LaPorte, MN, and went on to receive a degree in Library Science from Bemidji State University in Bemidji, MN. On October 2, 1971 she married the love of her life, Thomas A. Leyendecker, at the St. Lawrence Church in Guthrie, MN. She worked for many years as a teacher in Cass Lake, MN and later as a librarian in Park Rapids, MN and the Bemidji Elementary School. She and Thomas retired to Columbus Junction, IA to be closer to family, and in 2001 moved to Independence, IA.

She is survived by her two sisters; Dorothy (Robert) Miller, Coos Bay, OR, and Haroldine Miller, Nashville, TN, her two brothers; Lyle (Kathy) Clark, Independence, IA, and Al (Shalyn) Clark, Arlington, TX, and many nieces and nephews.

Maxine is preceded in death by her husband, Thomas A. Leyendecker, an infant son, Thomas Leyendecker, her parents, Harold and Annie J. Clark, and a brother-in-law Jack Miller.

A Graveside Service will be held at a later date at St. Theodore’s Cemetery in LaPorte, MN.
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Mary Watt

Posted at 07:06pm
Maxine was a very important person in my life. I was her library aide at Central School in Bemidji, MN. She was instrumental in encouraging me to complete my teaching degree in 1976 after which I taught for 28 years. We have exchanged Christmas cards every year since. She faithfully wrote special notes in every one. What a special blessing to have known and remember this special lady.
Sincerely, Mary Watt


Posted at 12:16pm
May the family of Maxine Ann Leyendecker please accept my sincere condolences hoping you find comfort in God's words at Acts 24:15 and Psalm 37:29.

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