Williamsburg formerly of Millersburg- Maxine Elaine Burck was born February 19, 1943 in Grinnell, Iowa the daughter of Andrew & Mary (Richmond) Johnson. She attended school in Grinnell and North Mahaska. On October 11, 1980 Maxine was united in marriage to Larry Ralph Burck at Trinity Lutheran Church in Millersburg. Maxine worked for the US Post Office from 1966 - 1980, was secretary for Burck Tire Co. and worked as a housekeeper in the burn unit at the U of I Hospitals for 19 years. She was a volunteer for the Millersburg QRS, congregate meals and Hospice of Compassion. Maxine was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Williamsburg. She enjoyed going to casinos and spending time with her family. Maxine died on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at The Bird House Hospice of Johnson County, at the age of 75 years.
She is survived by two daughters: Deb Miller of Deep River and Shelly Reiten of North Liberty; four grandchildren; six great grandchildren; two sisters Lois Jones of Grinnell and Barb Priest of Des Moines; and numerous nieces & nephews. She was preceded by her parents; husband Larry; two brothers Gerald & Gayle Johnson; and three sisters Delores Fetchick, Roberta Knapp and Carole Rowley.
Visitation will be held Thursday, July 5, 2018 from 4-7 pm at the Powell Funeral Home in Williamsburg. A private family burial will be held at a later date. A general memorial fund has been established. Messages and tributes may be left at www.powellfuneralhomes.com
now her and Larry are together love working with her at the hospital REST IN PIECE
My deepest sympathy in the loss of your amazing mom! I enjoyed my years working with Maxine on the Butn/ Trauma unit and she became a dear friend. We had fun playing little pranks on each other! I will never look at an Easter peep or hear the song Sweet Caroline without thinking of her. Even when I visited her at Mercy 2 weeks ago; she still made me laugh by making me “test” her pork chop before she would eat it. She will be missed!
Deb and Shelly, please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. May she rest in peace. Kay Agnew
Randy and I send our condolences to you Shelly. We know how special your mom was to you and how close you were. Were thinking of you and your family. Look forward to spending some time with you in the future. Love Melissa
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