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Maxine June Snyder, age 100, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 13, 2020. She was born on June 20, 1920, in North Star, Michigan, to the late Floyd and Edna (Zoss) Smith. Maxine graduated from Ithaca High School with the class of 1939. She enjoyed cooking and was known for her delicious pies, crocheting, and cross stitch. Maxine loved a good game of cards, playing bingo, listening to country music and dancing. Her hands were never idle as she cared for her family through many generations.

Survivors include her daughter, Lou Ann Myszak; son, Larry (Debbie) Croftchik; 8 grandchildren, Amy (Ed) Moats, Rick (Susie) Myszak, Angie (Rick) LaBar, Lori Tripp, and Deana, Liane, Dirk, and Derek Croftchik; 15 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; 3 husbands, Jim Keck, Ted Croftchik, and Don Snyder; sister, Mauriece (Wayland) Buckingham; and son-in-law, Richard Myszak.

A memorial service will be celebrated on Saturday, September 19, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. at the North Star Township Hall, 2840 E. Buchanan Rd., Ithaca, Michigan.

Maxine’s family would like to extend a special thank you to Addie’s Acres for the wonderful care they showed her.

To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Maxine’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:

Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids, 616-452-3006.


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  1. April and Ron on September 15, 2020 at 6:25 pm

    She was fun when she came and played dominoes with the book club. You had a nice Mom, LouAnn.

  2. June and Larry Deckerk on September 15, 2020 at 6:27 pm

    Dear LouAnn and families. Thinking of you all at the lose of your mom. What a pretty lady. God Bless The Deckers..

  3. Lynne fry on September 15, 2020 at 7:15 pm

    Maxine always treated us all like family. I have the doilies she crocheted on my bedside tables. I will always treasure them and the love she put into making them. See you again one day Maxine.

  4. Jeanne Parling Drummond on September 15, 2020 at 8:06 pm

    She was my Girl Scout Leader back in the 50’s. The group rented a cottage for a week at Crystal Lake. What a wonderful time that we had and a great memory. I can remember cleaning the cabin when the week was over and mopping our way out the door!

  5. Paul and Linda Potosky on September 16, 2020 at 10:00 am

    Dear LouAnn and family, Keeping you all in our prayers. I always enjoyed seeing Maxine when we would visit Angie. And let’s not forget the trips to Covered Bridge festival and getting lost going through the country trying to avoid the crowds! She was a fun lady!

  6. Amy Lou Myszak Moats on September 16, 2020 at 6:11 pm

    I was so blessed to have you as my Grandma I will always remember your loving hands always caring for us and cooking your delicious pies and recipes with added love, crocheting a beautiful blanket for one of our babies or us. The beautiful doilies for our homes. The cross stitch pictures you so pain stakingly worked on for us to always treasure. A fun game of cards and laughter full of memories. You made our family complete and you were always there for us all and as mom said you never taught us to sit still. I will never forget all the days spent with you my heart is full. Love you always

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