CRYSTAL LAKE – Maxine Appelhans (nee Frieboth), 89, of Crystal Lake, passed away Wednesday, July 3, 2013, the day of her 89th birthday, at St. Alexis Medical Center in Hoffman Estates.
Maxine was born July 3, 1924, in Chicago, the daughter of the late Frances Cancemi and Roy Freiboth. She married Jacob Appelhans on Oct. 31, 1942, and they celebrated 51 years of marriage.
Maxine's life was devoted to caring for her children and her grandchildren. She worked in the food service industry for Dominick's, Good Shepherd Hospital, Chalet Hills Golf Course and Prairie Grove School. Cooking and baking meals for family and friends brought her great joy; she loved inviting her family and friends over to share meals together. She loved to entertain.
She was the loving wife of the late Jacob Appelhans; beloved mother to the late Patricia (Gerry) Kaspar of Elmwood Park, Kathy (the late Ross) Montalbano of Bloomingdale, William and Patricia Appelhans of Bartlett, Joan (Dan) Kriete of Crystal Lake and Nancy (Jim) Stewart of Cary; loving grandmother to Paul Montalbano, Kim (Homi) Odisho, Kate Appelhans, Tyler and Kegan Kriete and Alexis Stewart; and great-grandmother to Gina, Alex and Anna Odisho.
Maxine was preceded in death by her husband, Jacob Appelhans; her beloved daughter, Patricia Kaspar; her son-in-law, Ross Montalbano; her brother, Roy Frieboth; and her parents.
A private family service will be held.
The family would like to thank her loving caregiver, Ivana Djukic of St. Alexis Hospice, and St. Alexis Medical Center for her care.
Arrangements were entrusted to Davenport Family Funeral Home, Crystal Lake. You may send online condolences to her family at www.davenportfamily.com.
For information, call the funeral home at 815-459-3411.