Monday, September 24, 2018
Text Size

James Max, 55 - November 27, 2016

James Earnest Max, 55, of Papillion, formerly of Brady, passed away Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016, at his home in Papillion.
Services took place at the Brady United Methodist Church on Friday, Dec. 2, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Janie Freeman officiating. Interment was at the Brady Cemetery.
A register book signing will be conducted on Thursday, Dec. 1, from 1 to 8 p.m. at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel with family members present from 5 to 7 p.m.
Max was born June 25, 1961, at Gothenburg to Jimmie and Louise (Pollat) Max.
He grew up on a farm near Brady and graduated from Brady High School in 1979.
On Feb. 14, 1986, he married Michelle Christensen. To this union, three daughters were born.
Max worked side-by-side with his father, first in a cattle operation and then they operated Max Well Service together. After his father’s death, he took the well business over full time and ran it for the next several years before going to work in North Platte at the Union Pacific Rail Road’s car department. He advanced from there to become a dispatcher at the Herriman Dispatch Center in Omaha.
?He loved spending time with his grandchildren and had a soft spot in his heart for all animals, especially cows, horses and dogs, according to family members. He was an avid fan of the Nebraska Huskers and held season tickets for many years.
Max was preceded in death by: his daughter, Jenna Max; his parents, Jimmy and Louise Max; a brother, John Max.
Survivors include: his daughters—Jamie (Jake) Rademacher and Jordan (Nick) Bedlan, all of North Platte; grandchildren—Justina, Cole and BonnieJean Rademacher, and Skylar and Rylan Bedlan; numerous other family members.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.