Maxing Warring, age 89, of North Branch and formerly of Isanti died December 28, 2012 at Ecumen Assisted Living in North Branch. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, January 5th at Elim Baptist Church in Isanti with Pastor Ryan O’Leary officiating. A time for visiting will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.
She was preceded in death by her parents Almon and Emma (Nelson) Anderson and her husband Herbert F. Warring.
Maxine was born June 19, 1923 in Minneapolis, MN and grew up in Athens Township and graduated from St. Francis High School as class valedictorian. After high school she completed a two-year teaching program at what was then St. Cloud Normal School for Teachers in 1943. She began teaching and one of the proudest moments of her life came after taking additional courses nights and weekends and was the completion of her Bachelor’s Degree from St. Cloud State University in 1974. Over the course of her career she taught in Grasston, St. Francis, and had a long and successful career as an elementary teacher in the North Branch schools before she retired.
Maxine married Herbert Warring March 28, 1945 and together they raised five children. She is survived by their five children: Michael Warring of Isanti, Douglas Warring of Mounds View, Gerald & Jody Warring of Cambridge, Kathleen & Robert Lindell of Isanti, and Charles & Kari Warring of Sauk Centre. She is also survived by 15 grandchildren and 14 great grand children.
Maxine was a member of Elim Baptist Church in Isanti, MN and was active on numerous committees and in several groups at the church where she also taught Sunday School. She was also a local 4-H leader and member of the local homemakers group. In addition to teaching she enjoyed watching her children in their activities, gardening, bowling, baking cookies for her grandchildren, and visiting with friends. After her retirement from teaching she and her husband enjoyed time in Florida each winter until he died.
The family wishes to thank the staff at the Villages and the St. Croix Hospice team and volunteers for their care, concern, and support. The family also wishes to thank Funeral Strike Funeral Home for all of their assistance.
I’d like to express my sincere sympathy over your great loss. The death of a loved one is one of the most devastating experience as humans we face,at times the loss may seem unbearable. God through his word the bible provides comfort and hope. The bible teaches at Act 24:15 that there is going to be a resurrection and we will be reunited with our loved ones. The resurrection will not be in an unknown heaven but here on earth under peaceful conditions. Revelation 21:3-4, Isaiah 33:24, Psalms 37:29
Julie (Pulcher) Kuenzel says
I am so sorry to hear about your mother. Both your parents were wonderful people and I enjoyed the time I had spent with them over the years. The times I spent at the bowling alley when they spent a lot of time there are in my thoughts all the time. You are all very lucky to have had such great parent in your lives. Now they will be back together in heaven, watching your every move. I wish I would have known this sooner, I would have attended the funeral. My Prayers are with you all – Julie Kuenze;
Cathy Jo (Anderson) Strand says
Dear Warring Family, My prayers and thoughts go out to you. I remember Mrs. Warring, (as I remember calling her) teaching us kids in Sunday School at Elim, joining us at youth night especially when we had parties at the Bowling Alley, our invites to the cabin on Long Lake for swimming, the ladies chatting and fixing bars, cakes, and potlucks for church functions in the kitchen, and her Big smile that she gave out to everyone! I’m so sorry.
Melanie Sundeen says
Dear Warring Family, I too Had Mrs. Warring for 5th grade. She was a wonderful teacher and will always remember her fondly. So sorry to hear of your loss she was a really nice lady.