Frances Irene Maks

04/30/2013 12:14 PM |

Frances Irene Maks of Berne, Ind., died April 24 at Swiss Village. She was 94 years old.

She was born Oct. 4, 1918, in Riverhead to Michael and Mary (Datkum) Grabas. After graduating from Riverhead High School in 1937, she attended Brown’s Business School and later worked as an assistant bank manager. She was a member of St. Isidore R.C. Church in Riverhead.

She married Frank Maks June 23, 1940, and during their 66-year marriage, they enjoyed snow skiing well into their 70s and playing golf, family members said, and she even had a hole-in-one. Other activities included working in the yard, going to the senior center and taking trips to the casino.

Predeceased by her husband in 2007, Ms. Maks was survived by her son, Francis, of Aurora, Colo.; her daughters, Patricia Bloss of Riverhead and Michelle, of Phippsburg, Maine; eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She was also predeceased by her brother and sister.

Arrangements were handled by McLaughlin Heppner Funeral Home in Riverhead.

Services will be announced at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to Swiss Village Samaritan’s Endowment Fund, 1350 West Main St., Berne, IN 46711, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.