Maxine Haak, age 88, of Kalamazoo, MI passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 17, 2017, at Oakview Terrace, Park Village Pines in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Born September 21, 1929 in Holland, Michigan, she was the daughter of the late William and Martha Selles (nee Bouwkamp). A long-time member of Westwood Christian Reformed Church, Maxine lived out her faith in numerous practical ways. In the late 1960s, she helped to start a sewing center that became the Kalamazoo Deacons Conference (KDC). As part of her continuing service with KDC, Maxine co-founded the Deacons Bench, a third-world import store. She was a tireless volunteer for Kalamazoo Christian Schools, her church (where she helped start a food pantry), and Disaster Response Services (DRS) of World Renew. She and her husband Bill served as Kalamazoo Area Managers for DRS for more than 10 years, and as Assignment Coordinators for all of DRS for more than five years. Maxine loved singing, sewing, writing and telling stories, and camping throughout the country with her family and friends. Surviving are her husband of 67 years: Willard J. Haak; four daughters and their families: Karen (Kalvin) Vander Weele and their children: Becki, Gretchen, Jessica (Craig) Burton, Heidi (Waveland) Howe, David (Emma), and Robert; Ann Haak; Jane (Gary) Grant and their children: Emily, Elizabeth and Abigail; Lori (Ken) Hoogstra and their children Leah and Kristen; seven great-grandchildren; sister-in-law: Helen Selles and numerous nieces and nephews. Maxine was preceded in death by her siblings Albert (Esther) Selles, Anne Selles, Helene (Jim) Kooi, Kathryn De Jong, and William Selles. Services will be held at Westwood Christian Reformed Church, 620 Northampton Rd, Kalamazoo, on Tuesday, December 26, 2017, with visitation beginning at 12:30 p.m. and a funeral service at 2:00 p.m. Memorial gifts in Maxine's memory may be made to World Renew Disaster Response Services (https://worldrenew.net/disaster-response-services). Arrangements by Langeland Family Funeral Homes.