Maxine Nordstrom, 91 passed away Sunday, September 8, 2013 at Friendship Haven Health Center, Fort Dodge.

Memorial services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at the Celebration Center, Friendship Haven, Fort Dodge, with Pastor Jim Davis officiating. Burial will be at Gowrie Township Cemetery. Friends may call after 1:00 p.m. at the Celebration Center. Palmer Funeral Home of Gowrie is serving the family.

Maxine is survived by her husband, Dick; children, Tom (Karol) of Cedar Rapids; Betty Nordstrom of Fort Dodge; Bill of Bangkok, Thailand; Paulette (Don) Heddinger of Fort Dodge; Beth Nordstrom of Des Moines; grandchildren, Kristi Bell; Bryan (Jodi) Nordstrom; Paige Shelby (Logan Suhrbier); great-grandchildren, Taylor and Braden Bell; Bentley and Nyla Nordstrom; brothers, Lloyd (Marilyn) Hambleton of Fort Dodge; John (Doris) Hambleton of Dayton; and Marvin (Beth) Hambleton of Easley, SC; numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Vera (Brunskill) Hambleton; brother, Galen Hambleton; sisters, Betty Hambleton; Shirley Ackerman and Bonnie Chandler; and son-in-law, Dave Shelby.

Maxine J. Hambleton was born August 28, 1922 in Sioux City. Maxine was raised and educated in Sioux City until she was 16 years old. Her family then moved to Fort Dodge. She graduated from Fort Dodge Senior High School in 1940. For five years Maxine worked for American Optical. On June 2, 1945 she was united in marriage to the love of her life, Richard E. Nordstrom. The couple established their home in Harcourt and then in 1955 they moved to Gowrie. They were married for 68 years. Maxine was secretary of Zion Lutheran Church for 22 years and financial secretary for 35 years. Maxine and Richard enjoyed spending their winters in Texas. Maxine was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church and the Kensington Club.

Maxine was a quiet gentle Christian woman, who enjoyed baking and cooking, especially learning to cook Dick’s favorite Swedish dishes. She loved reading, walking with friends, needlework, spending time with family and friends.

In Lieu of flower memorials may be left for Zion Lutheran Church in Gowrie, Friendship Haven Care Trust Fund or Unity Point Hospice in Fort Dodge.