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Sylvia D. Maule
Date of Death: November, 16 2013

          Sylvia D. Maule, 84, Hermansville, went peacefully to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday November 16, 2013, at St. Francis Hospital. She was born January 2, 1929 in Powers, to the late Henry and Della (LaMay) Luft.
          Sylvia graduated salutatorian of Powers High School in 1947 and married George Maule on November 2, 1952. She was a wonderful loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was an excellent seamstress, quilter, cook and was an avid reader. Biographies were her favorite, and her love of poetry was evident as she had a poem for every occasion. Sylvia loved children and her home was a haven of love. Everyone looked forward to visits with her where there was always a fresh cup of coffee waiting for you with  a warm smile and conversation.
          She is survived by children: George (Barbara) Maule, Michael Maule, Deborah (Mark ) Sablich, Robert (Connie) Maule, Steve (Deborah) Maule, Jeffery (Corrie) Maule,Thomas (Sally) Maule, Kathryn (Edward) Belaire, Gregory (Lori) Maule, Susan Hixson, Douglas (Kim), Keith (Angela) Maule, Charles (Audrey), Daniel (Connie) Maule, thirty-seven grandchildren, twenty-nine great grandchildren, brother: Clifford (Sally) Luft and sister: Lorraine Luft.
          Sylvia is preceded in death by her husband of thirty-eight years, son: Ronald Maule, brothers: Mayadore  Luft, Melvin Luft, Gordon Luft, Elmer Luft, Lawrence Luft and Howard Luft, sisters:  Margaret Luft, Dorothy Eisemheim, Sally Jasper and Mildred Bink. 
          Her life was a picture of sacrifice and devotion. She was happiest when her family was together and she looked forward to the gatherings during holidays and other special occasions. Everyone looked forward to her sugar cookies at Christmas time and each grandchild went home with some. She never hunted, but hunting season meant the house was filled with daughters, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, laughter and a lot of good food.  She was the reigning, undisputed family champion of Chinese checkers.  She also loved music, especially the great hymns of faith; she cherished the Lord and the Word of God was her treasure.
          Friends may call from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (noon) (CST) on Thursday November 21, 2013 at the Evangelical Covenant Church in Norway, MI. A funeral service to celebrate the life of Sylvia D. Maule will be at 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Thursday at church with Pastor James Danielson officiating. A luncheon will follow services in the church fellowship hall. Burial will take place in the Meyer Township Cemetery.
          The Allo Coolman Funeral Homes are assisting the Maule family.
          Please visit to send online condolences to her family.
            She will be greatly missed, though we look forward to the day when we will be reunited with her in the presence of Christ.
I Thessalonians 4:13-18
 But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep. For this we declare to you by a word from the Lord, that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord. Therefore encourage one another with these words.

  • "What a beautiful woman who touched my life as well as many I am sure! God bless your family and may He comfort you in a way only He can. My love and prayers, Mary and family"
    -Mary Oatman Fronek

  • "Very sorry for your loss Ashley.Prayers and thoughts for you & family.She's sounds like the best Grandma anyone could have asked for."
    -jack chatel

  • "Dear Maule Family -- We were so sorry to hear about your Dear Mom -- our sympathy to the whole family. The hardest part of life is saying good-bye to those we love. It's tough to see that generation coming to an end :(( What an amazing woman to raise and nurture such a large, amazing family! God surely has a special place in heaven prepared for her beautiful soul -- right next to your Dad. Please know that all of you will be in our thoughts and prayers. May you all share wonderful memories of days gone by -- and may they bring comfort, peace and laughter. God's healing blessings to All -- Becky and Dale Helgren "
    -Becky and Dale Helgren

  • "My thoughts an prayers are with you all at this sad time. She was a wonderful person. Thank God for all your wonderful memories. "
    -Michele Neville Johnston

  • "We were saddened by the news of losing your mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you as you make this journey. A lot of memories have been created by this wonderful lady. Cherish them and each other. "
    -John & Sheila Veraghen

  • "My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time. Your mom was such an awesome lady! She inspired me. Her kindness to everyone who entered her home was amazing. You felt so comfortable there. She just cooked, baked and gave so much love. She was a mother, wife, grandmother to look up to.. Sure did love your mom!! Becky "
    -Becky & Daniel Granquist

  • "My deepest sympathy. I am sorry for your loss. The Maule family will be in my prayers. Jim Fornetti"
    -Jim fornetti

  • "To her sons who I enjoyed working with and knowing, my thoughts are with you all."
    -Thomas Sielaff

  • ""To the whole Maule family. You have given us the best son-in-law, and brother in-law anyone could ever ask for. Sylvia Maule will never be forgotten as a "champion among women". God Bless you all at this time. Ron, Sue, Cindy, David & Aurelie Edwards"
    -sue edwards

  • "To your whole wonderful family your Mom was a very special woman as you all know but she was also very special to us ( me Brian ) whenever i was in your home :) she always , always made me feel welcome and treated me like family !! I know she has lived a wonderful life as she has such a great family and i know that all of you meant the world to her !! She will be in our prayers as well as all of you love always Brian and Cheryl Adams "
    -Brian and Cheryl Adams

  • "I'm sure she will be sadly missed. She sounds like she was a wonderful woman. We are praying for your whole family Dan and Connie Maule. God Bless You and Yours in this time of sadness and rejoicing."
    -Gerry and Joyce Guard

  • "Aunt Sylvia was a wonderful woman and will be missed greatly by our family. She always had a smile on her face and love in her hands. Love Always."
    -Brian & Sandy (Luft) Schafer

  • "I'm so sorry for the loss of your Mother & Grandmother. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of her family's. "
    -Cindy & Tim Meiner

  • "So sorry to hear of Sylvia, your mother, mother in law, grandmother and great grandmother passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you."
    -Pete and Karen Anderla

  • "Our thoughts are with all our cousins and their families as we remember Aunt Sylvia and all the wonderful memories visiting your home and you all coming to ours. I always thought of Aunt Sylvia as special with her kind quiet way she always made time to interacted with each of us. I remember the love our parents shared as they sat at the table reminiscing and enjoying each others company as we cousins played in the background. I know our parents Melvin and Teresa are with yours George and Sylvia now having coffee and cookies along with many other wonderful family members that join them with God in Heaven and reminiscing about the wonderful life they shared. Love and prayers to all of you I know Aunt Sylvia will greatly missed. "
    -John & Patty (Luft) Kasbohm

  • "Our deepest sympathy for your entire family. We will all be thinking and praying for you during this difficult time. "
    -Paul & Mary Jo VanMeter, Bob & Peg Musall, Tracy & Lucas Davidson, Rob, Nichole, Addison & Blake Musall

  • "My thoughts and prayers are with the Maule family at this time of sorrow. Although she will be missed by many, take comfort knowing Sylvia is now in the eternal home GOD has promised to all believers. GOD BLESS. "
    -Andy Hongisto

  • "Aunt Sylvia was a wonderful woman with a kind heart and smile. I have many fond memories of her as she took care of me when I was young and listening to her and the other aunts talk and laugh at family gatherings. My thoughts, prayers, and love are with all of you."
    -Linda (Luft) VanDeWeghe

  • "My deepest sympathy to the Maule family. May pleasant memories get you through this difficult time. God's blessings to all of you."
    -Janice Hansen

  • "Kathy, Ed & family, please accept my prayers for peace and abundant memories. Your mother sounds like an amazing lady. May God bless you all during this time and forever."
    -Tracie V, Pulaski WI

  • "Our deepest sympathy to your family. Your mother was such a loving and caring person. May God bless and watch over you. Ernie- Carol and Family"
    -Dani Family

  • "Dear Family, I was saddened to hear of your Mother's passing. She was married to my cousin George, and we spent many summers with some of you who are the older children when we came to Hermansville. Sylvia was a wonderful Mother to your large family, and I send God's Blessings to all. Joanne Faccio Benes"
    -Joanne Faccio Benes

  • "Sylvia was the most angelic woman I have ever met and I will miss her dearly. we will meet again Sylvia on resurection day."
    -John Hixson

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