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Maxine Joann Von Hagen, age 92, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at Independence Village in Midland. She was born on January 19, 1929 in Etowah, TN, the daughter of Robert and Lena (Swaim) Fox. Maxine was a 1946 graduate of Etowah High School and moved to Cincinnati, OH shortly thereafter, where she worked a short time as an invoice processor at Gibson Greeting Card and became good friends with her future sister-in-law Virginia (Robert) Koch.


Maxine married Thomas Von Hagen, who predeceased her, on April 12, 1952 and enjoyed 56 years of marriage with him in Cincinnati, OH. She moved to Midland in 2010 to be closer to her only son Michael and his family. Maxine was an avid quilter, enjoyed reading, cooking her favorite Southern dishes, and watching golf, especially the Masters.


Maxine is survived by her son Michael (Margaret) Von Hagen and grandchildren Rebecca (Jeff) Coates of Midland and Eliza Von Hagen of Campbell, CA, along with several loving nieces and nephews. Maxine was predeceased by all of her siblings and in-laws: Robert (Lula) Fox, Genelle (William) Young, William (Jean) Fox, and Virginia (Robert) Koch.


Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at a later date in Cincinnati, OH.


Maxine’s family would like to thank the entire staff of Independence Village of Midland and those providing support from Laurus Hospice & Home Care for their kindness and compassion during her care.


Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Laurus Hospice & Home Care, 950 Corporate Office Drive, Suite 150, Milford, MI 48381


Smith-Miner Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Von Hagen family; to share a special memory please visit www.smithminer.com.

Condolence Messages

  1. Bonnie Corcoran

    12 April 2021 9 months ago

    she was such a sweetheart with a contagious chuckle in her laugh
    I hope she is quilting a new blanket, reading a good book, cooking a fabulous meal for Uncle Tom and walking tall i will miss her

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