Maxine Annette Griep, 95 of Bethany Home passed away on January 3, 2021 at Bethany Home. A service will be held at a later date at Westminster Presbyterian Church. Online condolences may be left at www.leonardfuneralhome.com
She was born in Baldwin, Wisconsin on September 21, 1925 the daughter of Joe and Hazel (Walfoort) Huenink. She received her BA from Central College in Pella and her MA from Clark College in Dubuque
Maxine married Clarence Griep in 1948 and was widowed in 1982. In a life devoted to education, her teaching career began in Mediapolis, IA and finished at the Chiang Mai International School, Thailand. In between she taught in several schools, including Clark College and Hempstead High School.
Maxine was active in Westminster Presbyterian Church and also a member of the League of Women Voters for over 50 years. Both before and after her retirement she volunteered in too many organizations to list and visited too many countries to count.
Maxine was an inspiration to her family and friends. Her younger friends often said that when they grew up, they wanted to be like Maxine.
She is survived by her children; Mary (Randy) Griep-Jennings (Northfield, MN), Thomas (Julie) Griep (Dubuque, IA), Emily (Jeff) Keressen-Griep (Vancouver, WA), Joanne (Lynn) Adams (Iowa Falls, IA). A sister Bernice Blauw (Holland, MI). Grandchildren: Allison, Claire, Blaire, Max, Victoria, Sam, Sara, A great grandchild: Malcolm
She was preceded in death by her husband Clarence Griep (1923 - 1982), her parents and a sister, JoAnne.
Memorials may be sent to the Iowa League of Women Voters and the Clarence Griep Memorial Fund (Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque).
The family would like to thank Bethany Home for providing a wonderful home where she met many good friends.
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