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Maxine Golombiecki



Mass of Christian burial for Maxine Golombiecki of Donnelly, MN will be held on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 10:30 am at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Chokio, MN. There will be visitation on Friday, July 25 at St. Mary's Catholic Church of Chokio from 5:30 - 7:30 pm with rosary being prayed at 6:45 and a prayer service at 7:00.

Maxine Rose Fleischhacker was born on May 5, 1943 in Sisseton, South Dakota. Maxine and her twin brother were the oldest of five children born to Leo and Rose (Pomrenke) Fleischhacker. Maxine attended school in Roberts, South Dakota.

Maxine met Dennis at a dance. On his parents' silver anniversary, Dennis proposed marriage. On May 15, 1965, she was united in marriage to Dennis Golombiecki at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of Waubay, South Dakota. They spent their lives farming northeast of Chokio.

Maxine and Dennis were blessed with four children- Brian, Cindy, Julie and Darin. Besides raising her own children, Maxine cared for neighbor children, grandchildren and other relatives. She had a day care for a while in the late 80s. Maxine also raised chickens and sold eggs. She often delivered eggs to various places around Chokio.

In 2004 Maxine had a lung transplant. She was very courageous and kept in touch with her lung sister. Her aunt Daisy was very kind about letting her and Dennis stay at her house during her medical treatments in Minneapolis.

Maxine enjoyed her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was an Elvis fan and collected salt and pepper shakers and glass chickens.

Maxine died on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at the University Hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota having lived to reach the age of 71 years.

Maxine is survived by her husband, Dennis Golombiecki of Donnelly; four children: Brian Golombiecki of Morris, Cindy (Jim) Knutson of Morris, Julie (Dan) Johnson of Evansville and Darin Golombiecki of St. Cloud: 7 grandchildren: Jessica Golombiecki of Chokio, Anthony Golombiecki of Morris, Shawn Knutson of Donnelly, Heather Knutson of Spicer, Jennifer Knutson of Morris, Nicole Knutson of Morris and Jeremiah Johnson of Evansville; 4 great-grandchildren; one brother (her twin) Max Fleischhacker of Watertown, SD; three sisters: Elsie Fitz of Sioux Falls, SD; Leona Chapin of Lisbon, ND; and Gloria Jorgenson of Waubay, SD and numerous brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers-in-law: Raymond (Sonny) Fitz and Karlton Chapin.