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Maxine Viola Fryda

October 21, 1927 — November 13, 2014

CLERGY
Rev. Dean Schroeder
MUSIC
Organist ~ Sarah Schaeffer
Prelude ~ “I Can Only Imagine”
Congregational Hymns
Processional ~ “How Great Thou Art”
Interlude ~ “The Old Rugged Cross”
Interlude ~ “In the Garden”
Recessional ~ “Go Tell It On The Mountain”
ACTIVE CASKETBEARERS
Maxine’s Children
HONORARY CASKETBEARERS
Maxine’s Grandchildren
Maxine’s Great-Grandchildren
Maxine’s Friends at North Point
Maxine Viola Fryda was born on October 21, 1927 to Hubert and Emma (Einrem) Lange in Perkins, South Dakota. During Maxine’s childhood her mother fell ill with TB, so she went and lived with her god-parents, John and Tillie Sell. Following her mother’s death, Maxine was formally adopted into the Sell family and gained 6 new siblings. At the end of her 6th grade, they moved to Burlington, Washington to be near family. She graduated high school in Concrete, Washington. Maxine enjoyed her days in high school and Washington picking strawberries, dancing, singing on the Bellingham Washington radio stations, and dating Jim. Maxine was united in marriage to Jim Fryda on January 29, 1947 at the Lutheran minister’s home in Vermillion. They farmed in the Avon area for several years and later moved to a Tyndall area farm. She took pride in their farm, where they raised cattle, sheep, and hogs as well as nurturing wheat, oat, milo, and corn crops. For a time, she served as a substitute teacher for the country schools and as a nurse’s aide at the Good Samaritan Society of Tyndall. In 1975, they moved off the farm and into Tyndall. She then worked as a nurse’s aide at St. Michael’s Hospital in Tyndall and then as a ward secretary for 20 years. Maxine served as an EMT with Tyndall Ambulance for 23 years.
Maxine passed away on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at the North Point Apartments in Tyndall at the age of 87 years and 23 days.
Grateful for having shared Maxine’s life are her nine children: Linda (Alvin) Jonkers of Avon, Larry (Judy) Fryda of South Williamsport, Pennsylvania, Connie (Vernon) Ishmael of Springfield, Janet (Ronald) Wagner of Tyndall, Richard (Valerie) Fryda of Scotland, Barbara (Michael) Layton of Hot Springs, Tommy (Ann) Fryda of Omaha, Nebraska, Patti (Keith) Auch of Harrisburg, and Lorri (Larry) Dietsch of Springfield; 13 grandsons: Michael Jonkers, Bradley Fryda, Steven Fryda, Kenny Wilson, James Ishmael, Christopher Fryda, Jason Dietsch, Justin Wagner, Aaron Dietsch, Ryan Dietsch, Connor Auch, Austin Auch and Scott Fryda; 10 granddaughters: Karen Jonkers Lang, Karla Jonkers Kocer, Kelly Wilson Graham, Becki Jonkers Sigl, Jill Fryda Aarstad, Jennifer Wagner, Amber Ishmael Morvant, Kayleen Wagner, Emma Fryda and Molly Fryda; 26 great-grandchildren and the 27th great-grandchild on the way; sisters-in-law: Doris Fryda of Oxford, NE, Hazel Kaufman of Yankton, and Evelyn Coleman of Springfield.
In addition to her husband Jim and her parents, Maxine was preceded in death by her sister Elaine Fryda, half siblings: Ernest “Swede” (Enid) Sell, Evelyn Sell, Delores (Arnold) Boettcher, Ida (Leland “Doc”) Honner, Delbert (Ruth) Sell, and Amelia (Dale) Sell; sister-in-law Leona Fryda; and brothers-in-law Bob Coleman, Dale Fryda, Lewis Fryda, and Don Fryda.
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Sunday, November 16, 2014

3:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

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Monday, November 17, 2014

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