Maxine Ruth (Taplin) Hildebrandt was born on August 28, 1930 to Elmer and Grace (McLeod) Taplin. She died on January 25 2015 at Avera Brady, Mitchell, South Dakota. She attended Northwest Nazarene College, Nampa, ID and married Earl Edward Hildebrandt on September 19, 1951. Maxine worked as the bookkeeper for Johnson’s Furniture, in Mitchell, for 34 years and later, as bookkeeper and volunteer for Mitchell Christian School for 11 years.
Dedicated throughout her life to her family and friends, Maxine is survived by daughters Tanya (Aaron) Shire, N. Wilkesboro, NC; Ronelle (Harry) Thompson, Clarissa, and Hal, Sioux Falls; and Danette (Joyce) Fanella, Lauren, Sarah, Nick, and Kyle, Moorpark, CA; sisters Mava (Cliff) Wieczorek, Mitchell; Marlene Hart, Piedmont; Darlene Broadhead, Arvada, CO and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Earl, and an infant son, Rickie (August 2, 1952).
In the hope of helping others, Maxine donated her body for medical research to the Sanford School of Medicine at the University of South Dakota. Internment at Sunset Memorial in Mitchell will be at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Mitchell Christian School,
Mitchell Wesleyan Church Children’s Ministry, or a charity of choice.
Cards may be sent to the family at -
Ronelle and Harry Thompson
2608 E Old Orchard Trl
Sioux Falls SD 57103