Maxine Ruth Naber, 101, passed away October 31, 2018 at Valley View Health Care in Houston, Minn.,. Maxine was born October 28, 1917, in Butler County, Iowa, to Harvey and Minnie (Schoeneman) Christopherson. She accepted Christ as her savior April 11, 1935. On August 16, 1938, Maxine married Orville Naber in Bear Grove, Iowa. She was a farmer’s wife most of her life but did day care, restaurant work, and also worked at Rush Products. She made use of her “green thumb” with a large garden, and also beautiful house plants as long as she was able.
She was known for her delicious rhubarb dessert. Maxine drove her car until she was 98, and cooked all her own meals until she entered the nursing home at 99. She lived 27 years at Valley View Manor in Houston. Her desire was to see her 101st birthday. Several of her grandchildren were able to celebrate with her by phone and in person.
She leaves behind one brother, Howard Christopherson (Dixie) of Mason City, Iowa; two daughters, Norma Gregory of Santa Maria, Calif., and Shirley Jackson of Granbury, Tex.; three sons, Ivan Naber (Gail) of Buffalo City, Wis., Ron Naber (Marcia) of Lake Wales, Fla., and Harold Naber (Mary) of Houston, Minn.; one daughter-in-law, Judy Naber; one son-in-law, Paul Hegland; 24 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren, 15 great-great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, one sister, one sister-in-law, one brother-in-law, one daughter, Charlene Hegland; one son, Marvin Naber; one granddaughter Trisha Gregory; and two sons-in-law.
Funeral services will be held Friday, November 9, at 11 a.m. at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church in Houston, Minn. Burial will be in the Money Creek Cemetery.