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In Loving Memory...

Blanche M. Maixner

Blanche M. Maixner, age 93, resident of Lakota, ND, died Monday, February 6, 2017 at the Good Samaritan Society in Lakota.


Blanche Margaret Miller was born December 1, 1923 in Sauter Township of Walsh County, ND, the daughter of Jake and Tina (Koubat) Miller.  She was raised on the family farm near Brocket and attended the Sauter Township School.  Blanche married Clarence Maixner on October 16, 1940 at St. Catherine Catholic Church, Lomice.  They farmed near Brocket until 1968 when they moved to Lakota, where they were member of St. Mary Catholic Church.  Blanche worked as a custodian at the Lakota Grade School for many years.  Clarence passed away on June 8, 1986.  Blanche continued living in Lakota and worked as the head cook at the grade school.  She moved to the Good Samaritan Society in June of 2011.  Blanche was a hard worker all of her life.  She loved to cook and have her family at her home for meals.  She also enjoyed raising chickens, sewing, playing cards and bingo.


Blanche will be missed by her 3 daughters, Gen (Howard) Strand of Brocket, Claris (Wayne) Linstad of Bemidji, MN, and Peggy Haugland of Lakota; 8 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great-grandchildren; 1 sister, Rose Pic of Whitman, ND; and many nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by her husband; son-in-law, Garry Haugland; sister, Mary Bina; and brother, Clarence Miller.


The Funeral Mass for Blanche will be held at St. Mary Catholic Church of Lakota, on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.  Interment will be in the spring at the Lakota Cemetery.  Visitation will be held at the Aaker Funeral Home of Lakota on Friday, beginning at 5:00 p.m. with a Vigil and Rosary Service at 7:00 p.m.  Visitation will continue at the Church on Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of Mass.

Posted Condolences:

We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother.  Blanche and I had many good memories and talks on the phone.  She was very special to me.  God blessings and comfort to you all.
Love,  Archie and Bev

So sorry to hear of your Mother's passing.  She was a wonderful neighbor.  Prayers to all of her family.


My deepest sympathies to all of Blanche's family.  I always loved visiting with her.  If I had to describe her in one word it would be kind.  She was a beautiful and special lady.

Debbie Enlow


So very sorry of the loss of your Mom!!!  I got to know your Mom when we played Bunco together, a special lady!!!!  She will now live with you each in your heart & special memories!!!  Blessings to all, & with love to you all,

Babe Johnson

I would like to express my deepest condolences to Blanches family and friends.  I have the honor and privilege of being able to care for her at the Good Samaritan Society.  She was a blessing and a joy.  I will fondly look back on my memories of Blanche and smile.  Thank you for sharing such a pure heart in this world.  The candles will always burn brighter when I think of Blanche.

Heather Coon


Aunt Blanche was a very special lady!  She was a wonderful cook and it gave her joy in watching you eat her "beautiful and yummy" creations.  She will be greatly missed.  She was always happy and fun to be around.  Our sympathy to those who were fortunate to know and love her.
Allan and Cindy Pic


Deepest sympathies to Blanches family.  Blanche is a woman who had a special touch to make you smile, she was very caring, loving and most of all very proud of her family.  Blanche will be missed by all, but the family now has a very loving angel to look over them.
Mary Halberg


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