Eleanor Winkle Maldaner Maxwell

Published 4:00 pm Monday, February 6, 2012

Eleanor Winkle Maldaner Maxwell of Columbus went to be with the Lord on Feb. 5, 2012, trusting in the promise found in God’s Word: “And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.” 1 John 5:11,12
Born Dec. 10, 1917 in Evanston, Ill., she was the daughter of the late Edward and Julia Winkle. She was the widow of William H. Maldaner, to whom she was married for 37 years, and Robert Glenn Maxwell (K4TAM), to whom she was married for 10 years. Eleanor was an amateur radio operator (WD4AWH) and had resided in Polk County for the past 36 years. She attended Midway Baptist Church.
Surviving are two sons, Richard Maldaner (Candace) of Deerfield Beach, Fla. and Gary Maldaner (Cathy) of Columbus, and two brothers, Leonard Winkle (Bonnie) of Phoenix, Ariz. and Robert Winkle of Milwaukee, Wisc. Also surviving are six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three sisters, Grace Winkle, Marjorie Elkjer and Lorraine Hallock.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8 in the McFarland Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Gary Lockee and Rev. Nathan Deatrick officiating.
Burial will be private.
An on-line guest register may be signed at www.mcfarlandfuneralchapel.com.
McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon.

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