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Maxine M. Mullicane

January 4, 1939 February 7, 2018
Maxine  M.  Mullicane
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Obituary for Maxine M. Mullicane

Maxine M. Mullicane, age 79, of Anthon, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, surrounded by her loved ones at her residence of Anthon, Iowa.

A private family service was held on Sunday, February 11, 2018. Pastor Karen Handke officiated. Burial will be held at a later date in the Oak Hill Cemetery, of Anthon, Iowa. The Armstrong - Van Houten Funeral Home of Anthon, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online www.armstrongfuneral.com.

Maxine Mildred Mullicane, the daughter of Walter and Sarah (Bulten) Backer, was born on January 4, 1939. Maxine grew up in Mapleton, Iowa, and graduated from Mapleton High School with the class of 1957.

On May 3, 1962, Maxine married the love of her life Jerry "Pete" Mullicane in Anaheim, California, where they were also blessed with their three kids Donna, Jimmy, and Jerry.

Maxine was no stranger to hard work. She worked as a waitress and switchboard operator along with other various jobs throughout her lifetime. Maxine’s true pride in life was her family and being a homemaker. With a heart of gold, Maxine’s door was always open to anyone in need. To those who knew her they will remember her for her compassion, and contagious smile, that could light up any room.

In her free time, Maxine enjoyed meeting new people, the game of Bingo, and spending time with her family and friends.

Left to cherish her memory are her children Donna (Eric Johnston) Mullicane-Johnston of Anthon, IA, Jerry Mullicane of Anthon, IA, and James “Jimmy” (Karen) Mullicane of Anaheim, CA; grandchildren Branden, Ashley, Karyssa, Megan, Lisa, Dominque, and Kendra; step grandsons Kenny, Seth and Gabe; great-grandchildren Rylee, Lucas, Kolten, Avery, and granddaughter to come in June of 2018; brothers Ernie Backer and David Backer; sister Roxanne Devlin; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Maxine was preceded in death by her parents Walter and Sarah Backer; husband Jerry “Pete” Mullicane; sisters Nancy Norenberg and Dorothea Bochmann; brother Jack Backer; and three angel babies.

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