Maxine Pearl Vercande, age 93 of Brooklyn, Iowa died Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at Brooklyn Community Estate. Funeral Mass: 10:00 A.M. Saturday, January 31, 2015, St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Brooklyn, with Fr. Brian Shepley officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Brooklyn. Visitation: 4 to 7 P.M. Friday, January 30, 2015, Kloster Funeral Home, Brooklyn. Memorials may be contributed to P.A.L.S. (Poweshiek Animal League Shelter).
Maxine is survived by her sons, Dennis, and Ronald (Javerne), both of Brooklyn; grandchildren, Jessi Patterson (Dallas) of Willard, MO, Diana Lindquist of Gilbertville, Jenni Vercande of Cedar Rapids, and Dustin Vercande (Erin) of Decorah; six great-grandchildren: Kegan Patterson, Sydni Patterson, Jake Lindquist, Sawyer Vercande, Cashton Vercande, and Jacques Robinson. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Lawrence in 2008, three brothers, Harold, Frank and Albert, and a sister Lois Gross.
Maxine Pearl Kann was born October 17, 1921 in Brooklyn, Iowa, the daughter of William and Maud Robey Kann. She graduated from Brooklyn High School in 1938, and worked at Neff’s Café for several years. Maxine and Lawrence “Pat” Vercande were wed on February 18, 1946 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Brooklyn. The couple farmed southeast of Brooklyn for many years. Maxine also was a Home Interiors representative. She was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Brooklyn, and the Neighbor Betterment Club. She loved her pets, the cats, dogs and fish, and especially exotic birds. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and was interested in all their activities.