Maxine Virginia Hauth, 101, Columbia City,, passed away at 4:18 a.m. on Friday, May 28, 2021, at Kingston Care Center, Fort Wayne.
Born on Jan. 10, 1920, in Aboite Township, she was the daughter of Ora DeWitte and Mabelle Mae (Bracey) Noyer.
Maxine attended Arcola High School and graduated with the Class of 1937. On April 9, 1944, she married Ralph E. Hauth at Dunfee Missionary Church. She was a member of and served in various positions at the church. 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.
Survivors include her children: Philip (Lisa) Hauth, Fort Wayne, Rex Hauth, Columbia City, Peggy (Rick) Ruge, Green Valley, Ariz., and Jean (Woody) Trostel, Beaverton, Ore; 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;
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Ralph Hauth, and brother Keith Noyer.
Friends may call from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, at DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City.
Funeral services for Maxine will be held at 10 a.m. 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.