Maxine E. Olsen, age 80, of Spirit Lake, passed away Wednesday, October 17, at the Milford Nursing Center. She was born on December 23, 1931, in Sac County, to Wylie and Verna (Fort) Shannon.
Maxine graduated from the Nemaha High School. She was united in marriage to Donald Olsen on December 1, 1949, in Nemaha. Donald passed away on April 10, 2009.
Maxine held secretarial positions at the A.S.C.S. office in Sac City and then at the Newell School. In the mid 70's, Maxine owned and operated Lots-A-things Gift Shop for several years. In 1977, Maxine and Donald bought the Ford Dealership in Hartley, later retiring to Spirit Lake. She was a member of the United Methodist Church. Maxine enjoyed spending her spare time working with her plants and flowers.
Maxine is survived by her daughter, Rachel Nesheim and her husband, Walter, of Newell; three grandchildren, Hope McCully, Ben (Jill) Nesheim and Kalmer Olsen; great-grandchildren, Spencer Allen, Alexis, Kylie and Caden Corrin; sister, Marylynn Petersen; snd sister-in-laws, Mary Lou Carney and Connie Olsen; and a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Donald; and her son, Wylie Kalmer Olsen.