Maxine Loker Haist, 102

Maxine Loker Haist passed away peacefully Feb. 28, just a week after her 102nd birthday.

Maxine will be remembered most for her love for Arthur, her husband of over 75 years, and their family. She began her career teaching in a one-room schoolhouse near her hometown of Hersey, Mich., but soon devoted herself to creating the family’s Wabash home.

Maxine was known for her pies, cinnamon rolls, coffee, and gracious hosting. She spent untold hours in the Wabash First United Methodist Church kitchen. Maxine retired with Arthur to their farm in LaFontaine and then to Heritage Pointe in Warren, but continued decorating, baking, and welcoming loved ones as long as she was able.

Maxine lost her husband Arthur nearly five years ago, but is survived by their four children: Ellen (Douglas) Paige of Howell, Mich., Peggy (John) Capin of Gloucester, Va., David (Sandra) Haist of Wabash and Culver, and James (Gaye) Haist of Culver; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Maxine is also survived by one of her six siblings, Eva Mae Haist.

Her smiles will be missed by countless nieces, nephews, friends, and Heritage Pointe caregivers.

The family plans a private graveside service. Arrangements by Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Wabash.

Preferred memorial is Wabash First United Methodist Church.

The memorial guest book for Maxine may be signed at

Posted on 2022 Mar 02