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KENNETH W. MAXFIELD, 88, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, at home. Born Oct. 26, 1924, in Leo, Ind., he attended Leo High School and at the age of 18, joined the Army serving in the Pacific Theatre during World War II. After his discharge in 1946, he attended Loyola and DePaul Universities and graduated with a Bachelor of Law and Doctor of Jurisprudence degrees. He joined North American Van Lines in 1950 and served as President of the Canadian Division in Montreal. Returning to Fort Wayne in 1967, he served as Executive Vice President and became President, CEO in 1977. After 39 years of service, he retired in 1989. He was Chairman of the Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce, President of Junior Achievement, Anthony Wayne Area Council, Boy Scouts of America and Lutheran Social Services. He was a member of the Board of Fort Wayne National Bank, F.W. Corporate Council, Director of the Indiana State Chamber of Commerce, member of the Council Airport Authority and President of Trinity English Lutheran Church Foundation. He served on the Board of CRST International C. in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and became Laureate of Greater Fort Wayne Business Hall of Fame in 1992. He held memberships in the Fort Wayne Country Club, Sycamore Hills Club, and Mooring C.C. in Naples, Fla. He enjoyed golf, fishing and traveling the world. Surviving are his wife, Beverly Koeneman - Wehrenberg Maxfield of Fort Wayne; son, Kenneth W. Maxfield Jr. of Indianapolis; daughter, Laurie Maxfield - Woodward of Carmel, Ind.; stepson, Scott H. Wehrenberg of Fremont, Ind.; stepdaughter, Lynn A. Wehrenberg of Fort Wayne; brother, O.W. "Pete" Maxfield of Leo, Ind.; grandchildren, Shelby and Mitchell Woodward and Taylor Woodward - Barraza of Carmel, Ind. and Michelle Maxfield of Austin, Texas; step-grandson, Anthony D. "Tony" Bowen of Bronx, N.Y.; and great-grandson, Hudson Alexander Barraza. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Jean Sandefur Maxfield; parents, James and Lillian Maxfield; brothers, Carl and John Maxfield; sisters, Mary Lou Maxfield - Lauer and Georgianne Maxfield; and stepson, Mark. A. Wehrenberg. Service is 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, at Trinity English Lutheran Church, 405 West Wayne St., with calling one hour prior. Calling also from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, at D.O. McComb & Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home, 8325 Covington Road. Entombment in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Trinity English Lutheran Church; Junior Achievement of Greater Fort Wayne; Maxfield Scholarship at IPFW; or Maxfield Charitable Fund at Community Foundation of Fort Wayne. To sign the online guestbook, visit

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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Sept. 17, 2013
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