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MAXINE "MAC" CLEM, 96, passed away on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, at Golden Years Homestead Nursing Home, Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Lillian (Banet) Gremaux. She was the co-owner and operator of New Haven Locker Service, New Haven, with her husband. She retired after 34 years in 1978. Maxine was a dog breeder for many years where she raised Irish Setters. She competed in numerous dog shows across the country and had several champions. Maxine was known as a fabulous cook and seamstress. She also enjoyed getting together with her lady friends known as "The Club". She is survived by her children, Sondra Hire and Mary Clem, both of Fort Wayne, Kathleen (Michael) Langona of Indianapolis, John (Pamela) Clem of Woodburn, and Debra Clem of Louisville, Ky.; seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Frank "Bud" Clem, in 1994; siblings, Gerald Gremaux and Ursula Werling. Funeral service is 2 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, at Harper's Community Funeral Home, 740 State Road 930 East, New Haven, with visitation two hours prior. Reverend Jim Platner officiating. Burial in IOOF Cemetery, New Haven. Preferred memorials are to the Allen County Animal Shelter. To share online condolences visit

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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Aug. 12, 2018