Mankato A celebration of life for Maxine Eleanor (Henke) Ikier, age 84, of Mankato, formerly of Amboy, will be held Monday, June 9, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Northview ~ North Mankato Mortuary in North Mankato. Visitation will be held Monday morning at the funeral home from 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m. Inurnment will follow in the Vernon Center Cemetery at a later date.
Maxine was born in Preston, to Fred and Mabel (Groth) Henke, on June 27, 1929. Growing up in Blue Earth, she was the fifth of six children. On June 8, 1957, she married Robert Ikier at the Salem Evangelical Church in Blue Earth. Together the couple had two children, Scott and Deb. Maxine died June 3, 2014, at Laurels Edge.
She is survived by her husband, Robert, of Mankato; children, Scott (Kathy) Ikier, of Amboy, and Deb Ikier, of Amboy; grandchildren, Angie (Trav) Caven, of North Mankato, and Lisa Ikier, of Mankato; great-grandchildren, Nora and Abigail Caven; and brothers, Harland (Shirley) Henke, of Farmington, and Bob (Marce) Henke, of Amarillo, Texas.
She was preceded in death by her sisters, Arlene, Margie and Lucille; and brothers-in-law, Harmon,?Gary and Marvin.
Memorials preferred to Mayo Hospice, Alzheimer's Association or The MS Society.