Maxine Wissler, age 93, of Pine City, formerly of St. Francis, died July 10, 2014 at Sophie’s Manor Assisted Living in Pine City. A memorial service will be held at 2 P.M. on Wednesday July 16th at our Isanti Chapel. Friends may gather 1 hour prior to the service.
Maxine Mildred Wissler was born July 7, 1921 in Des Moines, Iowa, to Vernon and May (Trigg) Pinegar.
She was raised in Des Moines and graduated from Roosevelt High School in Des Moines. On March 16, 1942 she married Paul Wissler in Des Moines. They first lived in Des Moines and then moved to Pipestone, Minnesota, then Williston, North Dakota and then to Bloomington, Minnesota where they would live for several years. Twenty years ago they moved to St. Francis. Maxine worked as a secretary for Sears for many years. She was a life member of the Eastern Star and American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed word find books and she loved being with her friends in St. Francis and she especially loved her grandchildren and spending time with them. After her husband’s death she moved back to Des Moines. Maxine just recently moved to assisted living in Pine City to be closer to her son and family.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul; sisters, Helen and Evelyn; brother, Virgil. Maxine is survived by her son, Jon (Marie) Wissler of Pine City; 4 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sister, Lula (Paul) Crispen of Iowa; 2 brothers, Bob Pinegar of California, Fred Pinegar of Iowa; and by many other relatives and friends.