Maxine Lossing, 94, Worked at Hartman Insurance for more than 50 Years

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 07/16/2019 - 23:41

Maxine E. (Fosdick) Lossing, age 94, died peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, July 13, 2019. Maxine was born at home in Saline, on August 15, 1924, the daughter of Max S. and Pauline C. (Burrows) Fosdick. On August 10, 1946 in Saline, Michigan she married Mac Erwin Lossing and he preceded her in death on January 9, 1998.

After graduating from Saline High School, she attended Cleary College. While  there, she took general business and secretarial courses. When she and Mac married, they lived in Deerfield, Michigan for 8 years before moving back to Saline in 1954.

Shortly after their move to Saline, she went to work for Hartman Insurance. She worked at Hartman's for more than 50 years, finally retiring when she was 87. She thoroughly enjoyed her job and made many friends while working there. She loved fresh sweet corn in the summer, having her grandaughters dress her porch goose and watching the cardinals at her birdfeeders.

She enjoyed bowling and playing cards with her girlfriends for many years and especially loved helping out at the Legion in Saline (where she had been a member for 45 years) as long as she was able. She was a member of St. Paul's Church in Saline.

Survivors include her children Barbara (Phil) Thibert, Richard (Pat) Lossing, Roger Lossing (Frankie Stewart), Robert Lossing and Craig (Sue) Lossing. Other survivors include her grandchildren Dean (Kendra) and Kevin (Lisa) Marion, Chad Lossing (Katie Knight) and Sarah Lossing (Steve Barker), Lindsey and Shana Lossing, Tiffany Martin (Russ), Robert C. (Renee), Ryan, and Randy Lossing and Miranda Myers.

She is also survived by 12 Great-grandchildren, and loved spending time with all of them.

Harry and Rosemary Fosdick - her brother and sister-in-law and many (favorite)  nieces and nephews survive her as well.

The family especially wants to thank her niece, Renee Osterhout of Manitou Beach, Lidia, Tabitha and Abby of Saline and Debbie and Suzi of Windsor, Ontario for their wonderful love and care during mom's last years.

She was preceded in death (in addition to her husband) by her sister, Jean Osterhout and brother-in-law Bob.  At Mom's request funeral services will be private. Burial will take place at the Oakwood Cemetery in Saline.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Saline American Legion Post #322. To leave a memory, to sign her guestbook, or for more information please visit

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