Maxine Reisinger, 84, of Brazil, died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2004, at Cloverleaf Healthcare Facility. She had been a resident there for 1 1/2 years.
She was born April 6, 1919, in Vigo County, the daughter of Henry and Louisa Smith Vanatti. She graduated from Fontanet High School. In 1937, she married Robert Lee Reisinger.
She worked as a housekeeper for many local residents in Brazil. She attended several area churches throughout the years. She enjoyed socializing in the mailroom and playing cards, bingo and crafts with friends at Meridian Towers, where she lived for 22 years.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Charles and Linda Reisinger and Bob and Judy Reisinger; two daughters and sons-in-law, Marie and Allen Starr and Myra and Marion Snow; 15 grandchildren, Jerry Reisinger and wife Peggy, Rodney Reisinger and wife Trina, Max Reisinger, Jo Dickey and husband Dale, Rob Reisinger and wife Alicia, Candie Robbins, B.J. Reisinger, Kelly Petty and husband Steve, Shawn Starr and wife Heather, Gale Snow Jr. and wife Angie, Angie Heck and husband Randy, Tim Snow and wife Donna, Louise Easton and husband Kevin, Lisa Bunch and husband Tony, Sheila Dillington and husband Chip, Sara Baily and husband Jay; 28 great-grandchildren, Donny and David West, Greg and Josh Reisinger, Andy, Max and Zach Reisinger, Ethan and Justina Dickey, Eli and Amanda Reisinger, Lori Robbins, Corey Petty, Alivia and Mallory Starr, Jace and Lexy Snow, Justin and Michaela Snow, Staci and Jesse Heck, Karah and Aubrey Easton, John and Tyler Bunch and Ethina, Brianna and Shelby Baily; one sister, Ruth Lawson; and two sisters-in-law, Betty Vanatti and Betty Vanatti.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one son, William Ray Reisinger; one grandson, Troy Allen Starr; two great-grandsons, Brandon and Jeffrey Robbins; two brothers, Ray and Jesse "Sonny" Vanatti; and three sisters, Margaret Kohler, Ella Mae Hamilton and Bessie Pierce.
Services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at French Funeral Home, with Brother Greg Comp officiating. Burial will follow at Bee Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 11 a.m. until time of service.