Obituary for Maxine L. Kushmaul
Maxine L. Kushmaul died Monday, January 29, 2018 at the age of 91. She was born December 17, 1926 in Grass Lake, MI the daughter of Lawrence and Verda Lucille (McCurdy) DeVerna. On December 23, 1945 she married Robert E. Kushmaul and he preceded her in death in 1994. She was also predeceased by, two brothers, three sisters, a daughter, Grace McCalla, and a son Robert Jr. who was a 1969 casualty of the Vietnam War. Surviving is a son, William (Kathy) Kushmaul of St. Johns; four grandchildren, Roxanne (Dave) Kudwa, Nick (Jen) McCalla, Bob(Colleen)Kushmaul, Case (Amy) McCalla and eleven great grandchildren, Noah, Luke, Olivia, and Anaya Kudwa, Alyssa and Jacob McCalla, Connor and Tyson Kushmaul, and Emily, Megan, and Will McCalla. Maxine was an active member in several churches during her life. She was a member of Federated Church in Grass Lake and of First United Methodist Church in Chelsea. More recently, she was a member of First Congregational Church in St. Johns.For many years she worked alongside her husband as the office manager for Washtenaw Crop Service in Ann Arbor, MI. Maxine was a former member of the American Business Women’s Association. She actively supported her children in 4H, and in her retirement enjoyed attending her grandchildren’s sporting events and later, spoiling her great-grandchildren. She was a volunteer for St. Johns Schools at Oakview South Elementary where she spent her time helping and playing with Kindergarteners, who all called her GG. She was also a member of the Sparrow Clinton Hospital Auxiliary. Maxine enjoyed traveling, knitting, and working crossword puzzles. A memorial service will be held at 12:00 noon on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at Keck-Coleman Funeral Home, St. Johns with Pastor Andy Croel officiating. The family will receive relatives and friends from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Friday, February 16, 2018 and from 10:00 AM until service time on Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association 2111 University Park Dr., Suite 200 Okemos, MI 48864.