Stanley Maixner, 92, of Dickinson, N.D. passed away Oct. 7, 2012, at St. Luke’s Home in Dickinson, ND.
Posted on October 10, 2012
Funeral Mass for Stanley was held Oct. 10, 2012 at Queen of Peace Catholic Church with Father Casimir Paluck celebrating. Burial followed in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.
Stanley Maixner was born April 20, 1920 in Slope County, North Dakota, son of John and Luella (Langer) Maixner. He grew up on the family farm in Slope County and attended local country school. Stanley graduated from St. Mary’s High School in New England, attended Dickinson State Teachers College and taught country school for one year before attending NDSU. He then enlisted in the United States Army where he served in the Army AirCorp as a Radar Operator in B24 Bombers. Stanley flew in more than 27 missions over Berlin, serving along side Jimmy Stewart. He also escorted JFK prior to his election in 1960. After being honorably discharged, Stanley returned to the family farm to continue farming. It was during this time that he met Patricia Fisher. The couple was united in marriage Nov. 25, 1950, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Dickinson. They made their home on the family farm and raised their two children, John and Mary. Stanley and Patricia retired to Dickinson in 1992 and he has lived there since.
Stanley was a very patient and understanding individual. He loved hunting, fishing, and discussing politics. He was an avid reader, enjoyed listening to music and watching his TV shows. Family was always very important to Stanley and he loved to visit with people, either in person or on the phone.
Stevenson Funeral Home, Dickinson, N.D. was in charge of arrangements.
Stanley is survived by his sons, John Maixner of Dickinson; Ben (Karla Fandrich) Maixner of Richardton and their children, Micaela, McKenna, and Ryan; Pat (Jen) Maixner of Grand Forks and their children, Londyn and Lenox; daughter, Mary (Jeff) Bice of Dickinson and step-grandson Braden Bice.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Luella; wife, Patricia; and siblings, Rozella Wandler, Vandelin Maixner, Albert Maixner, Margaret Hollenbeck, Lois Nichols, Richard Maixner, Mildred Griffin and Luella Jacobs.
Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at www.stevensonfuneralhome.com