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Maxine Allen 12/14/2021

Maxine Allen 12/14/2021

Maxine Allen, age 72, of New Richmond, WI passed away peacefully Tuesday, December 14, 2021. She was born July 19th, 1949 to Marvin and Carol Schmit of Somerset, WI.

Maxine started dating Michael Allen in 1965 and they were married December 7th, 1968. She is preceded in death by her father Marvin, mother Carol, stepfather Martin Germain, her brother Warren “Butch” Schmit, her nephew Barry Schmit and sadly, her sister-in-law Charlotte Schmit just hours later. She is survived by her loving husband Michael and their four children: Brent (Dawn) Allen, Lisa (Peter) Kleinschmidt, Kimberly (Anthony) Arrona, Joel (Nora) Allen. Along with their nine grandchildren:  Alexandra (Michael) Nilssen, Jennifer (Connor), Meaghan, Bethany (Cody), Cooper, Mason, Carli, Jacob, and Joel; brother Wayne Schmit, sister-in-law Sue Boardman, as well as many beloved nieces and nephews.

Maxine drove school bus for the New Richmond School District and then worked at Duro Bag Mfg in Hudson, WI, until the day it closed, and she officially retired. She was known for being a second Mom to many and always willing to listen. She also spent a lot of time working on the family farm south of town. She loved spending time with family and friends, playing cards and games, listening to country music, watching her grandchildren in any event, working on puzzles, dancing with Mike, watching the Packers, going to casinos and traveling to South Padre Island, TX during the winter months.

She will be missed more than words can express but we are grateful for every moment with her. The family would like to thank the staff at Osceola Christian Community Home for the great care and compassion they showed all of us.

A brief memory sharing prayer service was held Monday, December 20, 2021 at 4:00 pm followed by a memorial gathering celebrating the life of Maxine until 8:00 pm at Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services (728 S Knowles Ave.) in New Richmond.  Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.


  • Jo Germain Posted December 14, 2021 6:06 pm

    Sadness and shock. Did not know she was in the nursing home. Mike, so sorry to hear about this. See you Monday.

  • Gene and Su Mireau Posted December 14, 2021 6:58 pm

    So sorry to hear about Maxine. Mike you and your family have our deepest sympathy.

  • Todd Schmit Posted December 15, 2021 7:52 am

    Rest in Peace Godmother! So many cherished memories over the years. Sleep overs, cards, camping, fishing, hunting, and family parties. Will forever hold a cherished piece of my heart for my GodMum!

  • Marsha A Hicks Posted December 15, 2021 8:36 am

    Mike so sorry to hear this.My heart and prayers are with you.Now she is up there with AL Kelly

  • Candice Skow Posted December 15, 2021 8:50 am

    Lisa, the Rocky Branch staff loves and misses you! Our thoughts and prayers are with you while you navigate this challenging time in your life. We are so sorry for your loss.

  • Mary Beth Lundy Rivard Posted December 15, 2021 9:33 am

    Mike & Family: Just heard about Maxine’s passing. We shared many good memories and lots of laughs in our younger years. I always knew you 2 were meant for each other. Am deeply sorry for your loss. With peace, love and prayers.
    Mary Beth Lundy Rivard –

  • Leanne Brown Posted December 15, 2021 10:42 am

    Mike and family, you all have my deepest sympathy. You’ll be in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Nikki Pizza Posted December 15, 2021 11:13 am

    Lisa and Family,
    my thoughts are with you. I was deeply saddened to hear of your mom and aunt passing. My prayers are they are safe and happy in heaven now, and will be with you all in spirit as you grieve and heal. Praying angels stay with you all to calm, console, and help you in all your needs in the coming weeks. Lisa, you are strong, but please know everyone from RB has your back as well. Take care of yourself.

  • Scott and Debbie Mealey Posted December 15, 2021 3:16 pm

    Dear Allen Family … so very sorry for your loss. We are keeping you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • David and Connie Crosby Posted December 15, 2021 9:39 pm

    Mike & Family, we are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers

  • Donna Kinney and Tony Kinney Posted December 15, 2021 10:45 pm

    Mike and family..we will miss Maxine so much…she is at peace now. I remember the good old days and the wonderful wedding of one of the nicest couples on earth…keep your family close during this difficult time. The memories you have will help you all through t g e coming days weeks and months.
    Love to every one

  • Gary and Liz Knutson Posted December 16, 2021 4:17 pm

    Mike and Family….We are so sorry to hear of Max’s passing. We had so many fun times back in the hockey years that we will always remember. Hugs and prayers to all of you!

  • Linda Johnson (Lange) Posted December 16, 2021 5:28 pm

    Hi Max was a couple years older then me in school in Somerset! She like took me under her wing all thru school and was my older school mate! She was so crazy and funny! We had many laughs thru our school years and actually some years later when we were dating New Richmond guys and partying at a friends house in New Richmond! RIP my friend!❤️🙏❤️🙏

  • Jerry and Bev Kistner Posted December 16, 2021 5:42 pm

    Dear Allen Family; Our sincere sympathy on the loss of your beloved wife, mother and Grandmother, Maxine! She will be missed! May her memory be eternal!!

  • Diana Sayles Posted December 16, 2021 7:05 pm

    Dear Mike & Family, I just heard about Maxine. I’m so sorry and I send my love and prayers to you all.

  • Dick and Jodi Simma Posted December 17, 2021 12:41 pm

    Mike and Family – we are sadden to hear of Maxine’s passing. She was a fun loving and kind person who made many people smile. Take good care and be kind to yourself.

  • Gary and Vonnie Johnson Posted December 17, 2021 7:04 pm

    Mike and family, So sorry to hear about Maxine. You have our deepest sympathies.

  • Lynn & Nila Forrest Posted December 18, 2021 12:31 pm

    Sorry to hear and thinking of your sorrows at Christmas time

  • Keith and Beckie Luehman Posted December 18, 2021 7:54 pm

    Mike and family – We are so sorry for your loss. Max was a good gal.

  • Naomi and Danny Posted December 19, 2021 10:22 am

    Mike and family we are so sorry for your loss. Maxine will be missed by many and was a pleasure to know. Our prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  • Sherry Sivilla Posted December 20, 2021 12:35 pm

    So sorry to hear the news of Maxine, my deepest thoughts and prayers are with you!!

  • Dan Fitzgerald Posted December 20, 2021 6:07 pm

    She will be missed. Prayers for the family for peace and comfort. God Bless.

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