In Memory of

Maxine Mae Salmon

June 9, 1932 - April 5, 2018
From: Spencer, IA
Maxine Mae Salmon

Maxine Mae Salmon

Born: June 9, 1932
Died: April 5, 2018
Age: 85

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Maxine Mae Salmon, the daughter of Carlisle and Grace Mitchell Smith, was born June 9, 1932 in Clear Lake, SD.  As a young child, her family moved to Sherburn, MN.  She received her early education and graduated from Sherburn High School in 1950.  Maxine continued her education at Mankato Commercial School where she studied Accounting.  Following her schooling, Maxine worked in Sioux Falls and Fairmont before moving to Spencer in 1952 and started working at Farmers Bank and later Spencer National Bank.

     Maxine was an active member of First Baptist Church in Spencer where she taught Sunday School and served as volunteer for Missionary Helpers.  She also volunteered for People For Pets and RSVP.  In her spare time, Maxine enjoyed yardwork and gardening, traveling with her family and grandchildren, camping trips to Northern Minnesota which included birdwatching, fishing and spearing.

     Maxine passed away on April 5, 2018 at her daughter’s home in LeMars, Iowa at the age of 85.  She is preceded in death by her parents; son, Matthew Allen Salmon; grandson, Justin Salmon and sister, Virginia Lee Peters.

     She is survived by her daughter, Melanie Ann Kruse (Bruce) of LeMars, IA; her son, Melvin Carlisle Salmon of Spencer, IA; grandchildren: Jason C. Salmon and Elisha R. McClarty; great grandchildren: Colin William Salmon and Cameron Salmon; other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 A.M., Monday, April 9, 2018 at the Warner Chapel in Spencer.
Pastor Curt Batschelet
Eugene Kruse
Roger Kruse
Jason Salmon
Bruce Kruse
Russell Vanderhoff
Lance Janssen
Will be held one hour prior to the funeral service at the Warner Chapel in Spencer.
"The Lord's Prayer"
"He Lives"

By Gary Klett
Organist: Elina Ozolins
Riverside Cemetery
Spencer, Iowa


Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 6:32 AM
“Melanie, I’m sorry to hear your mom died. I hope you find some peace. Someday it would be great to see you. God Bless, Donny ”
- Donnie
Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 8:21 PM
“Melanie and family I was sorry to read about your mom. May God’s strength carry you through this difficult time and memories keep her close.”
- Becky (Frad) Simons
Monday, April 9, 2018 at 8:00 AM
“I think Mom and Max are having one of their big conversations in heaven together!”
- Kim Edge
Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 11:01 AM
“Jason, Mandy & family,
So sorry for the loss of your grandmother. May the memories you share of her live on within your hearts. Thoughts & prayers go out to you all.”
- Linda Versluis & John Kluever
Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 2:32 PM
“Babe, Sad to hear of your sweet Mom's passing. My Sympathy. ”
- Diane Mozena
Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 11:15 AM
“Melanie and Babe, so sorry to hear about your mom. I have been thinking of her a lot lately, now I know why. I have many great memories and thank her for my sewing abilities. Sending hugs your way.”
- Liz Stevenson
Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 11:15 AM
“Mel and family.
So sorry to see that your mother is in Gods arms now. My prayers are with you.”
- Janet Gray Galm
Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 7:50 AM
“Melanie and family - I am so sorry for the loss of your wonderful mom who was a very close and special friend to my mom for many years. I am grateful for the special connections and support they gave to each other. Love, Kristi (Kanago) Miller”
- Kristi (Kanago) Miller
Friday, April 6, 2018 at 8:41 PM
“I'm so sorry for the loss of your mom, my thoughts and prayers are with you”
- Angie Schulz
Friday, April 6, 2018 at 12:39 PM
“Mel, so very sorry for your loss.”
- Jeri Golden
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