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Maxine Wenzel

April 8, 1933 — August 18, 2023

Hamilton

Maxine Wenzel

Maxine Wenzel, age 90, of Hamilton passed away on Friday, August 18, 2023 in Gatesville. 

 

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, August 26, 2023 at St. John Lutheran Church in Hamilton, with Pastor Aaron Kalbas officiating.  Burial will follow at St. Paul Lutheran Church Cemetery in Aleman.  Visitation will be at 10:00 a.m. prior to the service at St. John Lutheran Church.

 

Emmalene Maxine Wenzel was born on April 8, 1933 in the Tonkawa community, near Pottsville in Hamilton County, Texas to the late Mack and Ermine Smith Taylor.  She grew up and attended school at Carlton, where she graduated in 1951.  On July 15, 1950, she married the love of her life, Raymond Wenzel at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Aleman.  They lived their entire married life in Hamilton County.  Maxine was a loving and devoted homemaker, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother.  She enjoyed cooking for her family and working on their farm and ranch.  She and Raymond had many close friends and relatives and loved to engage in ‘hot games’ of 42 and 84 dominoes.  She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Hamilton.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Raymond Wenzel in 2018; mother and father-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Wenzel; and a sister, Lou Rovetto.

 

Maxine is survived by two daughters, Brenda Faubion and husband, Tommy, and Karen Grisham and husband, Robert, all of Gatesville; six grandchildren, Jason Faubion, Shelly Boyd and husband, Torrey, Carrie Jones and husband, Joe, Jeffrey Grisham and wife, Jennifer, Melissa Wiecker and husband, Randy, and Lindsey Brindle and husband, Jacob; 16 great-grandchildren, Macie, Sarah, Josie, Hunter, Jed, Cooper, Ethan, Gracie, Noah, Nate, Claire, Jaxon, Abby, Emma, Katelyn, and Shepherd; and one great-great-grandchild, Zayde.   She is also survived by a brother-in-law, Clarence Wenzel of Bedford, and numerous nieces and nephews. 

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to St. John Lutheran Church, 122 Cheyenne Mesa, Hamilton, TX 76531 or to the charity of your choice.

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Visitation

Saturday, August 26, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

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Funeral Service

Saturday, August 26, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

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Burial

Saturday, August 26, 2023

12:30 - 1:00 pm (Central time)

St. Paul Lutheran Church Cemetery

1446 FM 3340, Hamilton, TX 76531

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