The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

October 8, 2012

Maxine Totten

Clinton Herald

CLINTON — Dec. 27, 1921 - Oct. 7, 2012

Maxine Totten, 90, of Clinton, died Sunday, October 7, 2012, at the Alverno.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 10, 2012, at First United Methodist Church, Clinton. Burial will be in the Clinton Lawn Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Greg Totten, Garrett Totten, David Maul, Daniel Maul, Steven Maul and Steven Determan. Visitation will be Tuesday from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Clinton Chapel Snell-Zornig Funeral Homes and Crematory. Online condolences may be expressed by visiting her obituary at

Maxine Helferich was born on December 27, 1921, in Clinton, Iowa, the daughter of Lenis and Ada (Mann) Helferich. She married John P. Totten on April 13, 1941, in Clinton; he died March 20, 2002.

Maxine was a 1940 graduate of Clinton High School. She was a homemaker.

Maxine was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Clinton, and enjoyed taking bus trips. She also enjoyed spending time with her friends at Sarah Harding and the Alverno.

Maxine is survived by one son, John (Cindy) Totten of Clinton; four daughters, Janice Determan of Henderson, Nevada, Jane (Richard) Krongard of Vienna, West Virginia, Brenda (Kent) Lewis of Denver, Colorado, and Barb (Kevin) Chase of Clinton; 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Maxine was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, seven brothers and three sisters.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Sarah Harding or the Alverno.

Death date: Oct. 7, 2012