Maxine Schleich, 90, Emery, SD died Friday, July 28, 2017 at Firesteel Healthcare Center in Mitchell.
Funeral services will be 10:30 am Monday, July 31, 2017 at St. Martin Catholic Church in Emery. Burial will be in the St. Martin Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7:00 pm Sunday with a scripture service at 7:00 pm at St. Martin Catholic Church. Arrangements are with the Hettinger-Bittner Funeral Chapel in Emery.
Maxine Ann Schleich was born June 27, 1927 in Sterling, CO to Bernard and Anna (Bueltel) Determan. In 1941 she moved with her family to Emery where she graduated from high school. She was a teacher in a country school until she married Merrill Schleich on June 14, 1949. They farmed near Emery until retiring in 2003 and then moved into Emery. Maxine was a homemaker; she loved to cook and enjoyed sewing and quilting. She was a member of St. Martin Catholic Church and the Sacred Heart League.
She is survived by her four children: Wayne (Sandy) Schleich of Emery, Linda (John) Westendorf of Lake Andes, Janice (Keith) TerMeer of Sioux Falls and Gloria (Jim) Hogue of Fargo, ND, one brother, Virgil Determan of Sioux Falls, two sisters: Irene Determan of Mitchell, Norma Letcher of Freeman, 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband Merrill in December 2011, two brothers: Cletus and Robert and one sister, Ruth Kath.