MAXINE J. PERLINGER, of Paxton, passed away June 22, 2022, at Linden Court in North Platte.
Maxine was born in Sarben, Nebraska, to Walter and Opal (Beaird) Hartman. She graduated from Paxton High School.
On February 16, 1950, Maxine married Robert "Bob" Perlinger at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Paxton, and their union was blessed with four children, Bob Jr, Kathy, Mike, and Barry.
Maxine had served as the school secretary for many years, and she saw her job as a vocation. Maxine was the smiling face, caring ear, and willing heart for an entire era of the school. She was both devoted and impactful. After Maxine retired, it took several new employees to pick up where she had left off.
Maxine was a woman of principle, and she was purposeful about all that she did. To take great care and pride in a job done well was a form of integrity for Maxine. Despite the many years she spent working at the school and grocery store, Maxine always had a delicious homecooked meal on the table when the day was done.
Maxine loved to play cards, especially Bridge and Pitch and belonged to the Sarben Pitch Club for many years. Maxine had a bit of a sarcastic stripe, or as her grandchildren might describe it, "She was spicy." She was also rather willful when she wanted to be; suffice it to say, Maxine's presence at the card table did not go unnoticed.
Maxine took great care to foster confidence and wisdom in her children, along with the faith that guided her prayers. When her grandchildren were born, Maxine discovered a new dimension of love in her life. From Sunday evening suppers to the occasional dinosaur fight with grandchildren, Maxine really immersed herself in the lives of those she treasured.
Maxine was a devoted member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Paxton, where she lent her voice to the church choir for many years. She was both faithful and prayerful until the end. May she now enjoy the Heavenly Supper prepared for her by the one who called her home.
Maxine was preceded in death by her husband, son-in-law, Steve Haman; great-granddaughter, Elliot; siblings, Chuck Hartman and Shirley (Allen) Tompkins.
Maxine is survived by her son, Bob (Marilee) Perlinger of Paxton and their daughter, Lindsey and Justin Bash and their children Connor and Maddox Bash; daughter, Kathy Haman of North Platte and her children, Tyler and Stacy Haman and their children Laney, Charly, and Trey, Michael and Kaylee Haman and their children, Cale, Lennon, and Kirsten Haman and her son, Landon, and Danielle Haman (fiance, Jon); son, Mike (Pam) Perlinger of Paxton and their children, Mitch and Tara Perlinger and their son, Griffin, Mandy (Colton) Shifflet, and their children Gracie, Ryker, Slade, and Ruby, and Lexie McCrillis, and her children, Marleigh, Josie, Kensie and Malarie Perlinger; son, Barry (Jo) Perlinger of Paxton, and their children, Alex (Jon) McConnell and their children, Ainsley, Heiser; Mattingly (Ashley) Perlinger and their children, Zelie and Oliver; sister-in-law, DeEtta Hartman of Lincoln; along with many other relatives and friends.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in Maxine's memory for later designation. Condolences may be shared at prairiehillsfuneralhome.com, where the Mass will be streamed live.
Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, June 27, 2022, at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick's Catholic in Paxton, with Fr. Bryan Ernest as Celebrant. Interment will be in the Paxton Cemetery.
The Rosary will be recited at 5 p.m. on Sunday at the church in Paxton, with a memorial book signing held one hour prior.
Prairie Hills Funeral Home of Ogallala is in charge of arrangements.