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Maxine Roberta Schloss

August 1, 1941 January 8, 2019
Maxine Roberta Schloss
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Obituary for Maxine Roberta Schloss

MADISON, Wis/CICERO, Ill.-Maxine Roberta Schloss, age, 77, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. Maxine “Squirt” “Bobbie” “Boobsie” Schloss was born in Cicero, Ill. on Aug. 1, 1941, and was doted on by her mother, father, big brother, Spanky, and many aunts and uncles. She weighed only three pounds, 12.5 ounces when she was born but was a spunky, creative, strong-willed little “Squirt” from the minute she entered this world. As a kid, she loved to dance and took ballet and tap classes. She could also be found having fun with her many cousins who lived in the neighborhood. As an adult, Bobbie was unlucky in love but was blessed with seven children. She made sure to provide them with a cozy home, warm meals, and clean clothes, often on her own and on a very low budget.

Bobbie was a hard worker throughout her whole life and spent time as a bartender, a cook in a resort and other restaurants, and dabbled in marketing. Her favorite occupation besides being a mother, was selling real estate in California and Chicago and she was extremely good at it. She had a magnetic personality and would light up a room when she entered it.

“Boobsie” had a wonderful sense of humor and tirelessly played practical jokes on the people she loved on April Fool's Day. Her children remember how she always did a lot with a little and made Christmas magical for her kids no matter how low the funds were, which was often the case. Her hobbies included painting, scrapbooking, and spending time with her children, grandchildren, and close friends Diane, Carol, and Masami. She was an AMAZING grandmother and spent hours doing crafts, artwork, and making jewelry with her grandchildren. She loved and supported her children fiercely and was very loved in return. Her advice, friendly voice, quick laugh, willingness to listen, and warm smile along with many other things, will be sorely missed.

Maxine is survived by one brother, Ronald Schloss (Rosalie) of Pennsylvania; six children, George Beltz of Missouri, Suzette Smrz of Iowa, Gary Richardson (Stacy) of Iowa, Brandy Doyle of Iowa, Melanie Buchanan (Chad) of Indiana, and Brooke Richardson (Aeriond) of Wisconsin; 16 grandchildren, Melanie Costello, Rhonda Seward (Rodney), Casey Fuller (Stephany), Ashley Beltz, Natashia Skelding (Tim), Lee Jay Lynn, Abigail Richardson, Olivia Richardson, Logan Richardson, Cody Hale (Shianna), Micki Kay Doyle, Marshall Cooney, Michael Martin, Treyson Buchanan, Addilane Buchanan, and Ace Buchanan; and 12 great-grandchildren, Brandyne Olin, Rosie Seward, Addison Fuller, Ramona Fuller, Thomas Beltz, Joshua Beltz, Arianna Skelding, Skylar Skelding, Xander Lynn, Aria Hale, Liam Hale and Harper Hale. Maxine was preceded in death by her parents Moxie “Max” Schloss and Aurelia Schloss; and her oldest daughter, Dawn Nelson (Terry) of Missouri.

A memorial gathering celebrating Maxine’s life will be held at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL AND CREMATION CARE, 5203 Monona Drive, Madison, from noon until 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the family or the American Lung Association in Wisconsin, 13100 W. Lisbon Road Suite 700, Brookfield, WI 53005. Online condolences may be made at

Gunderson East
Funeral & Cremation Care
5203 Monona Dr.
(608) 221-5420

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Memorial Gathering




12:00 PM 1/13/2019 12:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 1/13/2019 2:00:00 PM
Gunderson East Funeral & Cremation Care

5203 Monona Drive
Madison, WI 53716

Gunderson East Funeral & Cremation Care
5203 Monona Drive Madison 53716 WI
United States

Memorial Contribution

American Lung Association in Wisconsin

13100 W. Lisbon Rd., Ste. 700
Brookfield, WI 53005

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