Max E. Howard


January 16, 1922 - February 19, 2013

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Max E. Howard, 91, formerly of rural Silver Lake, Indiana, died at 2:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at Greenwood Meadows Senior Living Center in Greenwood, Indiana. He was born January 16, 1922 in Chester Township, Wabash County, Indiana, to Orville E. Sr. and Anna Brendice (Currens) Howard.

Max married Marietta Hanley in North Manchester on June 25, 1942; she died August 26, 2006. He was a 1940 graduate of Chester Township High School. Max worked several years for Miller and Sons in Silver Lake, Lumbermans in Fort Wayne, and retired from Frantz Lumber, in North Manchester, in 1988. He was a World War II US Army veteran, and a member of the North Manchester United Methodist Church. He enjoyed reading, gardening, and all sports. Max lived in Greenwood since November 2009.

He is survived by his 4 children, Carolyn (Allan) Rife of Jeffersonville, Indiana, Dan (Fran) Howard of Michigan City, Indiana, Barbara (Terry) Murphy of Indianapolis, Indiana, and Virginia Howard of Rochester, Indiana; two brothers, Orville E. Howard, Jr of Frankfort, Indiana, and Joseph Howard of Roann, Indiana; a sister, Patricia Young of Wabash; six grandchildren, Monica (Joe) Allen of Greenwood, Aimee (Charles) Fields of New Albany, Indiana, Jeremy Rife of Jeffersonville, Luke (Staci) Murphy of Bloomington, Indiana, Jennifer Schultz and Ann (Kyle) Newburn, both of Michigan City; and 12 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brother, Eugene Howard, four sisters, Margaret Barnes, Mary Cline, Josephine Pankop, and Betty June Howard, and 1 great grandson, Norwood Lee Allen.

Funeral services will be held at North Manchester United Methodist Church, 306 E. 2nd Street, North Manchester on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. with Rev. Kevin DeKoninck officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Servia. Family will receive friends from 10-11:30 a.m., Thursday at the church. Arrangements by Grandstaff-Hentgen Bender Chapel, North Manchester.

Preferred memorial is the North Manchester United Methodist Church.

The memorial guest book for Max may be signed at www.grandstaff-hentgen.com.