Bosselman Matriarch Passes Away

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Maxine "Grandma Max" Bosselman, wife of Bosselman Cos. co-founder, the late Fred H. Bosselman, passed away on May 8 at the age of 92, the Lincoln Journal Star reported. She was the namesake for the Bosselman Cos.' "Grandma Max's" restaurants.

Bosselman and her husband, along with his sister Charlotte, Charlotte's husband Al Eaton and Charles Bosselman, opened the Bosselman and Eaton Truck Stop in Grand Island, Neb., in 1948. Maxine Bosselman served as a waitress during the day and cooked and baked in the Bosselman & Eaton Cafe at night.

The Bosselmans opened a second truck stop in 1965, and the company eventually became a regional chain. Its foodservice operations became Grandma Max's Restaurants in 1991.

Today, The Bosselman Cos. owns and operates 50 Pump & Pantry convenience stores along with other brands and franchises, including motels, restaurants, travel centers and food courts.

A memorial fund will be established in memory of "Grandma Max," according to the report.

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