The former Maxine Vollmer was born on March 28, 1934 in the Town of Larrabee, Waupaca County, Wisconsin to Max and Lorraine (Henschel) Vollmer. She was united in marriage on October 15, 1952 to Jerome R. LeNoble at St. Rose Catholic Church, Clintonville. The couple lived a short time in the state of Massachusetts and returned to Wisconsin living in Clintonville, New London, and several other cities in the Fox Valley. They owned and operated LeNobles Lanes bowling alley in New London from 1967 – 1972. In the late 1970s the couple returned home to the Bear Creek area and in 2004 settled in Clintonville. Maxine was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Bear Creek. She was most proud to be a homemaker, a devoted wife, and a loving mother and grandmother. Maxine especially enjoyed babies and small children, whether they were her grandchildren or even other people’s kids. She was an accomplished seamstress making and mending clothing for the entire family. Maxine’s other hobbies included quilting, embroidering, and reading. She was an excellent cook and always had to have homemade cookies in the house.
Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Jerry; and six children, Donna (Steven) Doede of Clintonville, Cheryl (Tom) Nash of Combined Locks, Richard (Kim) LeNoble of Bear Creek, Ronald (Faye) LeNoble of Marion, Mark (Darlene) LeNoble of New London, and Karen (special friend Jeff Moericke) LeNoble of Clintonville. There are 16 grandchildren, Lora (Adam) Ferg, Christopher (Michelle) Paulson, Erin (Luke) VanNuland, Kyle (Andrea) Rathsack, Courtney (Tyler) Stuebs, Brandon LeNoble, Shannon (fiancée Crystal Teachout) LeNoble, Rebecca (Martin) Forsberg, Rachel (Brian) Heineman, Jennifer (Shannon) Prochnow, Matthew LeNoble, Andrea LeNoble, Briana Salzman, Ashley Salzman, Alexus (fiancé Brandon Carlsen) Gilliam, and Amber Gilliam. There are 14 great-grandchildren, Arabella, Julianne, Layla, Landon, Leo, Vincent, Charlotte, Violet, Abraham, Jack, Joseph, Gabrielle, Skyler, and Caylee. There are two brothers, Robert Bernard of New London and Leon Bernard of Bear Creek; one sister, Marlene Zempel of Wausau; one sister-in-law, JoAnn Vollmer; and numerous nieces and nephews. Maxine is further survived by three brothers-in-law, Jacob (Margaret) LeNoble of Phoenix, AZ, Marvin (Ann) LeNoble of Eagan, MN, and Robert (Ann) LeNoble of Union City, CA; and four sisters-in-law, Margaret (Norman) Lenz of Appleton, Mary Desmond of Neshkoro, Ida Krause of Kaukauna, Bonnie Laux of Greenville, and Kim LeNoble of Embarrass. She is preceded in death by her parents; an infant daughter Mary; her in-laws Jacob and Margaret LeNoble; three sisters, Lois Bessette, Frieda (Vernon) Rydberg, and Meta (Elmer) Ritchie; and three brothers, Art, Roland, and John Vollmer. Maxine is also preceded by eight brothers-in-law, Don Zempel, John LeNoble, David LeNoble, Frederick LeNoble, Joseph LeNoble, Wayne Allen, William Desmond, and Tom Laux; and four sisters-in-law, Ida Bernard, Lucille Bernard, Carol LeNoble, and Julia Allen.
Mass of Christian Burial was held on Friday, August 5th at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Bear Creek. Fr. John “Jack” Mullarkey officiated and burial followed in the parish cemetery. Friends called on Thursday from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Beil-Didier Funeral Home, Clintonville, and on Friday from 9:30 a.m. until time of mass at the church.
Our lasting memories of Mom are simple: a hard-working, passionate figure of strength who never waned in her support or love of her family, and who soldiered on, even when times were tough. Mom, thank you for everything you’ve given us – and the warmth we shared during your precious time of earth. God bless you.