Sunland Memorial Park, Mortuary & Cremation Center

15826 North Del Webb Blvd, Sun City, AZ


Maxine K Herberger

November 14, 1940August 4, 2019

On Sunday, August 4, 2019, Maxine K. Herberger, 78, joined the Heavenly Host. She was born November 14, 1940 in Joliet, Illinois. Upon retirement from Argonne National Laboratory in Lemont, Illinois, she moved to LaVerne, California. She lived in Sun City West for the past 13 years. A devout Catholic, she was a member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles E. Herberger; parents, Max and Kay Kozlowski and brother, Richard “Whitey” Kozlowski.

Mrs. Herberger is survived by two daughters, Loren McDonagh of Manassas, Va., and Paula Bolt of Carrollton, Va.; two sons, Mark of Ione, Ca., and Bruce of Yreka, Ca.; brother, Bob Kozlowski of Sun City Grand; 13 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and 5 nieces and nephews. She is a beautiful soul and will be forever missed by all who knew her.

The family would like to thank her dear friend, Val Tisue and her beloved niece, Karen Kozlowski for taking such loving care of her during her illness.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Thomas More Catholic Church. Interment will be family only.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to one of the following charities:

Banner Hospice: 275 E. Germann Rd Gilbert, AZ 85297 480-657-1100

Andres House: on website: http://andrehouse.org

St Vincent DePaul: online at: www.stvincentdepaul.net


  • Memorial Mass Friday, August 9, 2019


Maxine K Herberger

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Carolyn (Noble) Vanecek

August 8, 2019

I knew Max in Illinois when we worked at Argonne National Laboratory. She, Barb Kaveney, Char Grant and I were all single together and we spent so much time doing what single ladies do. Max was so sweet, fun to be with and had a great sense of humor. I will always remember Max for the endearing person she was and the good years we had together.

Carolyn Vanecek.

Valerie Tisue

August 8, 2019

On August 4, 2019 a piece of my heart went with my dear friend to her eternal heavenly home. I am ever so thankful that God took her so gently into his loving arms. What a reunion there had to have been with all the angels and your loved ones who were there to celebrate and greet YOU. I will treasure our friendship and all of the memories that go along with that very special bond we shared. Love and miss you already, friend

Darleen Foye

August 7, 2019

There are so many memories of Maxine to share. She was a true friend to so many. I had the privilege of working with her in the City of La Verne for several years. I will always cherish her and remember all the good times that we shared Maxine had a nickname of The Princess of Fox Glen which is where she used to live in the Cty of La Verne. Until we meet again Maxine I love you and will miss you forever. Love you my friend.❤❤❤❤❤❤

Betty Merwin

August 7, 2019

I got to know Max and her good friend Char about ten years ago while volunteering for the Surprise Sundancer organization during the Cactus League. We were ticket takers, and I think Max really enjoyed being out among the baseball fans. Several of us got to be quite good friends and decided we should go to lunch together, since we didn't have much time to socialize while taking tickets. The group continued to meet monthly for lunches, and in fact, three or four of us are still carrying on the tradition. The fact that this went on for almost ten years speak to the friendships we developed. Lunches always ended with hugs all around.
We are grateful to her family and friend Val who provided the support and friendship Max needed during her illness. She will be missed .

Kathe Malinowski

August 7, 2019

Maxi was my godmother and she always did something special with Karen and David and I. Best memories were when we were young staying at her apartment on weekends. Also when she would come and take care of us when Mom and Dad went out of town. Max stepped in when my mom died and was always there for us. I am so glad I came out in April and saw her. I will miss her dearly. I can only imagine the look on her face when she saw the love of her life Uncle Charlie! Miss you Max as you would say Love you Like you!