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Maxine Krispinsky

January 10, 1924 — July 26, 2014

Maxine Marie Krispinsky, daughter of Viola and Harold Johnson, was born in Canton, Ohio on January 10, 1924. Maxine was the second of four children. Her sisters, Betty Lockhart and June Emig have preceded Maxine in passing. Her brother, Fred, lives with his wife, Beverly, in Ohio. After graduating from McKinley High School in Canton, Maxine traveled with a friend to Southern California. During WWII, she worked as a secretary for an ammunition manufacturer in Canton. After the war ended, Maxine earned her degree at the Cleveland Institute of Art. She worked as a nanny to fund her education. While at CIA, she met her future husband George Kris. Kris and Maxine were happily married for almost 62 years. In the 1950s, they moved to Detroit, so Kris could pursue his career in industrial design with the automotive industry. In their new home state, Maxine worked as a fashion illustrator for Hudson's and Crowley's. Soon after, Kathy and Karen arrived. Add a cat and life was full. During her years of raising a family, she continued to freelance artwork for several retail companies. After retirement, Maxine enjoyed her time painting, gardening and visiting with friends and grandchildren, Eddie and Shannon. She was active with art groups in Huntington Woods and Birmingham. Maxine created beautiful landscapes and award-winning portraits. Maxine was primarily a devoted mother, wife, sister, aunt and grandmother. She was tireless in caring for her family. Maxine will be greatly missed. Visitation Monday 5-8 p.m. and service Tuesday 11 a.m. at the Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 705 W 11 Mile Rd. 4 blocks E of Woodward, Royal Oak. Memorials to the Capuchins www.cskdetroit.org are appreciated. Share your memories at www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com.


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