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Maxine Hauth

January 10, 1920 — May 28, 2021

Ambitious, social, and someone with a positive outlook on life are just a few ways to describe Maxine Hauth.  A few events that occurred in history in 1920 include the first commercially-licensed radio station broadcast, establishment of The League of Nations, women gained the right to vote, and on January 10, 1920 Ora DeWitte and Mabelle Mae (Bracey) Noyer welcomed the birth of Maxine Virginia Noyer in Aboite Township of Allen County.

As a child, Maxine rode a horse and buggy and used kerosene lanterns as a common practice of the time. She attended Arcola High School and graduated with the Class of 1937. Maxine met her future husband Ralph E. Hauth at the roller rink and later married him on April 9, 1944, at Dunfee Missionary Church, where she was a member and served in various positions at the church. Other activities included singing in the church cantata, ladies bible study, song leader, and church pianist   Maxine also served as an Assistant Girl Scout Leader. She and Ralph moved to Whitley County in 1946.

Maxine was a homemaker for her family, worked as a payroll clerk at General Electric for eight years, and also was a self- employed upholsterer for over 30 years. She was a current member of Arcola United Methodist Church and enjoyed gardening in her large 10 acre garden, where she sold fresh produce from her front yard. Once, while planting tomato plants, she got both feet stuck in the mud and Rex had to pull her out.

Maxine enjoyed family time and being involved in her children’s and grandchildren’s activities from little league games to Girl Scouts events and even Vacation Bible School.

She enjoyed Christmas gatherings, birthday celebrations, especially her 100th birthday, homemade ice cream and carrot cake, attending girls basketball games, visiting with neighbors and basking in the “job security” she had in feeding her birds and picking up sticks in the yard. Maxine was always on the look-out for chipmunks, raccoons, and woodpeckers so they didn’t destroy all of her hard work.

In addition to her main hobbies of tending to patio flowers and vegetable gardens, sewing, needle work, and upholstery, Maxine found time for the Home Economics Ladies Group, NEO neighborhood group, and fall fishing in Michigan.

She was also known for her trademark favorite sayings “time will tell” and “you will always have a lot of challenges”.

Maxine will always be remembered in the hearts of those that knew and loved her for all that she shared throughout her long productive lifetime.

Maxine Virginia Hauth, age 101, of Columbia City, IN, passed away at 4:18 am on Friday, May 28, 2021, at Kingston Care Center, Fort Wayne.

Survivors include her children Philip (Lisa) Hauth of Fort Wayne, Rex Hauth of Columbia City, Peggy (Rick) Ruge of Green Valley, AZ, and Jean (Woody) Trostel of Beaverton, OR; grandchildren Shannon Hauth, Tim Hauth, Chad (Miriam) Hauth, Bradley Hauth, Bryan Hauth, Arica (Jason) Doughty, Erin (Ben) DeCarlow, Jennifer Ruge, and Janelle Ruge; great-grandchildren Isabelle Hauth, Avery Hauth, Adalynn Doughty, and Andrew Hauth; sister Wilma Morrical of Portland, IN;

She was preceded in death parents, husband Ralph Hauth, and brother Keith Noyer.

Friends may call from 2-4 & 6-8 pm on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, at DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City.

Funeral services for Maxine will be held at 10:00 am Thursday, June 3, 2021, at the funeral home.

Burial will follow in Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne.

Memorial donations may be given in memory of Maxine to Salvation Army or Arcola United Methodist Church.

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