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Maxine Gutfreund, 86, of Oak Park, Michigan, died on 11 August 2022.
The Funeral was held at IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL on Monday, 15 August 2022 at 11:30 AM .
Rabbi Joseph Krakoff officiated.
Click to watch a video of the recorded service.
Interment at Oakview Cemetery, 1032 N Main St, Royal Oak, MI 48067.
The family of Maxine Gutfreund will be gathering through the afternoon of Friday, August 19 at the residence of Lynn and John Steel, 29666 Middlebelt Rd. #1102, Farmington Hills MI 48334.
Religious services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings.
Beloved wife of the late Sander Gutfreund, Cherished mother of Keith (Myrna), Leslie (Eve Stern) Gutfreund, Lynn (John) Steele, Jeffrey Magid (Leah), and the late Isaac Gutfreund. Loving Grandma of Ashley Gutfreund, Max (Marissa) Gutfreund, Jacob Malkin, Benjamin Malkin, Dena Malkin, Olivia Gutfreund, Stephanie (DJ) Magid-Clark, Alana Steele, and Drake Steele.
Maxine Gutfreund, 86, died peacefully on August 11, 2022, at her Oak Park, MI home of 56 years. She was born on June 20, 1936, in Sharon, Pennsylvania where she attended elementary school. Her family moved to Detroit and she graduated from Central High School.
Maxine married her high school sweetheart Sander Gutfreund, moved to Oak Park 60 years ago, and raised four children, Keith, Jeffrey, Leslie, and Lynn. A fifth child, Isaac, died in infancy. She was very proud of her children and her many grandchildren.
Maxine was passionate about her family, her faith, and her Oak Park home and schools. She led a busy and fulfilling life, working full time until her final illness while also serving as an elected Trustee of the Oak Park Board of Education. She was a fierce advocate for students and teachers, and led many initiatives for the schools, from raising money, to equipping the band with instruments and uniforms, to restoring the planetarium. She still hoped to get the high school swimming pool restored and to start school orchestras.
Maxine was a long-standing member of the Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue where the family attended services for over 50 years. She loved traveling, learning new things, current events and politics, relaxing in her backyard, tending her garden and hummingbirds, sharing cooking tips and wisdom, spaghetti, camping in her popup trailer, music, and square dancing.
It is suggested that those who wish to further honor the memory of Maxine Gutfreund may do so by making a contribution to:
Oak Park Education FoundationClick to Visit Charity Website
Hebrew Free LoanClick to Visit Charity Website