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Floyd, Max, 83 - July 01, 2017

Floyd Earl Max, 83, of Brady passed away Saturday, July 1, 2017, at North Platte.
Services were conducted at the Gothenburg First United Methodist Church on Friday, July 7, with the Rev. Bobby Brueggeman officiating. Inurnment was at Fort McPherson National Cemetery.
Max was born Oct. 17, 1933, at Freedom, son of August and Gladys Max. He grew up in the Stockville and Cozad areas before moving to Brady. In 1953, he graduated from Brady High School.
He served his country with the United States Army from 1956 to 1958.
On Sept. 12, 1954, he married Jeanne Bailey at Gothenburg. To this union, three sons were born.
He worked at the railroad and was a foreman at Monroe for 35 years. After his retirement, he worked for a farmer for 10 years.
Max was a member of the Brady School Board, was mayor and served on the town board at Brady. He was also a member of the Brady Fire Department and rode for the Pony Express beginning in 1992.
He enjoyed attending and watching his grandchildren’s sporting events, decorating his yard for Christmas and being outside, whether it was just mowing and maintaining his lawn, according to family members.
Max was an avid hunter and always looked forward to November, the start of deer season, and enjoyed making summer sausage and jerky to share with others, stated the family. He also loved telling stories to family and friends.
?He was preceded in death by: his parents; sisters—Norma Small, Devona Buss, Verna Miles and Betty Max; a brother, Jim Max; nephew, Jimmie Max.
Survivors include: his wife, Jeanne Max of Brady; his sons—Douglas (Crys) Max of Gothenburg, Marty (Becky) Max of Hastings, MN, and Steven (Jill) Max of Ogallala; granddaughters—Amanda (Travis) Barkmeier of Lexington, Emily Max of Omaha, Katie (Eric) Olsen of Stillwater, MN, Abbie Max of St. Paul, MN, Stephanie (Jon) Snodgrass of Northfield, MN, Amber Max of Minneapolis, MN, and Jade Max of Ogallala; grandsons—Shane (Kelsey) Max of Gothenburg and Conner Max of Ogallala; great-grandchildren—Kaden and Kooper Barkmeier and Bjorn Olsen; three sisters-in-law—Virginia Bailey of North Platte, Janice Bailey of Sun City West, AZ, and Carolyn Bailey of Manhattan, KS.
Memorials are suggested to the Brady Volunteer Fire Department and the Brady School Foundation.