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Capt. Robert Maxon (Ret.)

1942 - 2010 BENNINGTON, VT Capt. Robert L. Maxon (Ret.), 67, of Grand Forks, N.D., passed away Wednesday, June 23, 2010, in Altru Hospital in Grand Forks.

Robert Leo Maxon was born July 19, 1942, in Bennington, son of Leo and Beatrice Brenenstuhl Maxon. He attended school in North Bennington and graduated from high school in 1960. He enlisted in the Air Force on Oct. 3, 1960. He served in Viet Nam and during his tour of duty survived a helicopter crash. Later, he was recruited by AFTAC and served in many countries. He transferred to the Grand Forks Air Force base and served as a Missile Operations Staff Officer. He was honorably discharged from military service in 1986 with the rank of Captain. Robert married Marlene Syverson on Dec. 28, 1987, in Grand Forks. Following their marriage, they resided in Grand Forks and Robert was employed with Coldwell Banker as a realtor. Robert, along with his wife, Marlene, owned rental properties and he served on the boards of several condo associations. He was a member of several car clubs, including: The Northern Lights Corvette Club of Fargo, Prime Steel Car Club and Northern Cruz Car Club of Grand Forks, The North Dakota Street Rod Association and The Minnesota Street Rod Association. He was very proud of the 2008 Corvette that he modified and enjoyed showing it off at car shows. He was a longtime member of the East Grand Forks Rod and Gun Club and served on its board. Robert was a man who could look at a situation and be counted on to make a decision that was usually correct. He will be missed by many people.

He leaves his wife, Marlene; a sister, Marie Hadwen of Charlotte; a brother-in-law, Larry (Patricia) Syverson, Mayville, N.D.; several nieces and nephews and his Shelties, Kacy and Ginger.

He was predeceased by his parents and sisters, Catherine Morin and Lillian Robinson.

FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral service will be 2 p.m., Monday, June 28, 2010, in the GREGORY J. NORMAN FUNERAL CHAPEL, Grand Forks, ND. Visitation hours will be 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral chapel and one hour prior to the funeral service on Monday. Interment will be at a later date. Military Honors: Grand Forks Air Force Base Honor Guard.

The online memorial registry may be signed at www.normanfuneral.com

Published in Bennington Banner on June 25, 2010
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