Maxine Stevens, age 81 of Kensington, Minnesota, passed away on Friday, July 5, 2019, at Alomere Health in Alexandria.

Visitation for Maxine Stevens will be on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, one hour prior to services at at Erickson-Smith Funeral Home of Hoffman, MN.

Memorial service for Maxine Stevens will be at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10th at Erickson-Smith Funeral Home of Hoffman, MN. Interment will be in First Lutheran Cemetery, Kensington, MN.

Maxine was born on May 24, 1938, in Morris, MN, the daughter of Carl and Lorraine (Nessman) Olson.  She lived in the Cyrus area where she received her education graduating from Cyrus High School.  She worked at Unger Furniture in Morris, MN, for a time. Later moving with her friends to the Twin Cities in search of adventure.

While living in the Twin Cities she worked in various manufacturing plants. Maxine married Ervin Eberhardt they were blessed with two sons, Lonnie and Jordan.

Sometime later, while back visiting her parents near Kensington, MN, she met Frank Arthur Stevens.  In 1972, Maxine and Frank were married by a Justice of the Peace in Alexandria, and were blessed with one son, Michael.

In addition to helping on the family farm she worked as a home health aide and cleaned homes, retiring after 20+ years.  In 2009, Frank and Maxine retired from farming and built a new home one mile west of their original farm site.

In her spare time she enjoyed reading, canning, and juicing.  Maxine and Frank made many memories on bus trips to destinations like New York City, Washington D.C., Canadian Rockies, Yellowstone National Park, and Mount Rushmore, to name a few. Most important to Maxine was time spent with her family cooking and visiting.

Maxine is survived by her husband: Frank of Kensington, MN; three sons: Jordan (Louanne) Stevens of Northwood, North Dakota, Lonnie Stevens (Sue Ann Taylor) of Grand Forks, ND, and Michael (Cynthia) Stevens, MN; four grandchildren: Tanika (Brock) Clements, Brandon Stevens, Dimitrius Droen, and Waylon Stevens; and one great-grandson: Jasiah Droen.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Van and Robin.

Arrangements by Erickson-Smith Funeral Home of Hoffman, MN.


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