Benkert, Maxine Marion, Saginaw, Michigan

Barbara P. Frost

Loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother went to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 20, 2010, age 84 years. Maxine Baker was born in Saginaw, Michigan March 17, 1926 the daughter of the late Anton and Edna (Fischer) Baker. She graduated from Arthur Hill High School in 1943. She married Robert Benkert August 24, 1946. He predeceased her December 24, 2009. She was a member of SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church and worked at the church funeral luncheons for many years. She enjoyed sewing. Maxine is survived by two sons and a daughter, Ronald (Julie) Benkert, Judith (Wesley) Allen, Wayne (Lois) Benkert, seven grandchildren; Aaron (Lisa) Benkert, Jason (Amy) Benkert, Michael Allen, Lisa (Michael) Randall, Matthew Benkert, Tracie (Michael) Prueter, Dawn (Steve) Lamb, 8 great-grandchildren: a sister, Dolores Schweizer; a sister-in-law, Rose Laubhan; two nieces and a nephew. The funeral liturgy will take place at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 4735 W. Michigan. Rev. John R. Johnson will officiate with burial in St. Andrew Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family at W. L. Case & Company, 201 N. Miller Road, on Tuesday from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. where they may join the family for a parish vigil service at 7:00 p.m. and on Wednesday at church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider a donation to SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church, the Arthritis Foundation or a charity of the donor’s choice.