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Maxine Mary Basten Zimmerman

of Cedar Rapids, died Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, at the Solon Retirement Village. Funeral services were held Friday, Feb. 12, at Brosh Chapel in Solon, with Father Tim Sheedy presiding. Food and fellowship followed in The Avacentre. Burial was held in Cedar Memorial Cemetery in Cedar Rapids. Visitation was prior to services Friday at Brosh Chapel.
Maxine was born Aug. 17, 1918, in Oelwein, the daughter of Guy Arthur and Lulu May (Bennett) Gillingham. Maxine was united in marriage to Leo Basten on March 15, 1938, in Hazelton. To this union five children were born. Leo died on April 9, 1985. She was then married to James Zimmerman on Nov. 4, 1988, until his passing on July 4, 1998. Maxine enjoyed painting, sculpting, sewing Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls and most of all, spending time with her family.
Maxine is survived by her children Aaron (Loretta) Basten, of Solon; David (Julie) Basten, of Marion; and Kenneth (Jacqueline) Basten, of Walford; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; her daughter-in-law Wendy Basten, of New Carlisle, Ohio; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Maxine was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, two children Leo Basten, Jr., and Annette Netherton-Moreland, her siblings Arleta Leaton, John Gillingham, Howard Gillingham and Earl Gillingham, and an infant grandson Matthew Basten.
Memorials may be directed to the family or to the donor’s choice of charity.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.broshchapel.com.