Maxine Ann Wegehaupt was born May 14, 1923, at Mitchell to George and Emma (Bunge) Hanneman. She grew up and attended school at Mitchell and graduated from Mitchell High School in 1941. After one year of business college she began working in the office of the Armour Creameries. On June 27, 1948, she married Erwin Wegehaupt at Zion Lutheran Church in Mitchell. She was a longtime member of the Zion Lutheran Church and later the First Lutheran Church in Mitchell. She was a member of the LWML, FLCW and sang in the Church Choirs.
She is survived by her two sons, John Wegehaupt of Sioux Falls, Jerry (Joyce) Wegehaupt of Paullina, IA; one granddaughter, Kate Wegehaupt of St. Paul, MN; and one sister Doris (Keith) Lunde of Mitchell; two sisters-in-law, Alice Wegehaupt of Aberdeen, SD and Linda Herrig of Mitchell, SD; two brothers-in-law, Adolph Wegehaupt of Mitchell, SD and Norman Meinke of Sioux Falls, SD; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband Erwin, June 24, 2011, one sister, Mary Lorraine Meinke and her parents.