Maxine Thies called to her real home in Heaven

Maxine A. Thies



Maxine Ann Thies, the daughter of Ernest E. and Ethel A. (Nielsen) Nutt, was born on April 28, 1937, in Castana, Iowa. She grew up on a farm three miles south of Castana and received her

education at Castana Consolidated School graduating with the class of 1955.  After high school, Maxine started a career at Talley & Harvey Abstract Co. She then transferred to the Monona County Courthouse where she was employed as a secretary in the recorder’s office.

On January 25, 1958, Maxine was united in marriage to Maurice “Sonny” Jensen, Jr., and the couple were blessed with two daughters Marla and Melissa. On June 27, 1975, Sonny lost his life in a tragic farming accident.

Maxine married Gary Thies on April 18, 1980, in the St. Matthew Lutheran Church of Mapleton, Iowa. Maxine enjoyed watching birds, keeping the 4 acres of their home and Mission Central manicured along with tending to her flower beds. Having a heart of gold, she was always fulfilling God’s work and lending a helping hand. She was a faithful member of the St. Matthew Lutheran Church of Mapleton and a previous faithful member of the Castana Community Church where she previously held the financial secretary office for 26 years.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 43 years, Gary Thies of Mapleton, IA; daughter Melissa (Dean) Satre of West Des Moines, IA; son-in-law Michael Allen; grandchildren: Griffin Satre, and Nicole and Lauren Allen; and brother-in-law Irvin Thies.

Maxine was preceded in death by her parents Ernest and Ethel Nutt; first husband Maurice “Sonny” Jensen, Jr.; daughter Marla Allen 8/9/2019; siblings: Harold (Margierie) Nutt, Jerry (Sharon) Nutt, Roger Nutt, Karen (Melvin) Houchens; and sister-in-law JoAnn Thies.

Funeral services will be held at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Mapleton, Iowa on Tuesday, April 16, at 11:00am. Visitation will precede the service from 9:00-11:00am.

In lieu of flowers, Memorials can be sent directly to the support of missionaries for the Lord Jesus payable to Mission Central at 40718 Highway E-16, Mapleton, Iowa 51034, which was the love of Maxine’s life, that she helped to establish for 30 years!