Floyd Earl Max, 83, of Brady, Nebraska, died July 1st, 2017 in North Platte, Nebraska.
He was born October 17th, 1933 in Freedom , Nebraska son of August and Gladys Max.
Earl grew up in the Stockville and Cozad areas before moving to Brady. In 1953 he graduated from Brady High School. Earl proudly served his country in the United States Army from 1956 - 1958. Earl married Jeanne Bailey in Gothenburg on September 12th, 1954. To this union three sons were born; Douglas, Marty, and Steven.
Earl worked at the railroad and was a foreman at Monroe for 25 years, after his retirement he worked for a farmer for ten years.
He was a member of the Brady School Board, was mayor and on the town board at Brady. Earl a member of the Brady Fire Department, and rode for the Pony Express starting in 1992. He enjoyed attending and watching grandkids sporting events, decorating his yard for Christmas, being outside whether it be mowing and maintaining his lawn. Earl was an avid hunter and always looked forward to November and the start of deer season. He liked making summer sausage and jerky and sharing it with family and friends. Earl loved telling storied to family and friends.
Surviving are wife, Jeanne Max of Brady, Nebraska, son, Douglas (Crys) Max of Gothenburg, Nebraska, son, Marty (Becky) Max of Hastings, Minnesota, son, Steven (Jill) Max of Ogallala, Nebraska, granddaughter, Amanda (Travis) Barkmeier of Lexington, grandson, Shane (Kelsey) Max of Gothenburg, granddaughter, Emily Max of Omaha, granddaughter, Katie (Eric) Olsen of Stillwater, Minessota, granddaughter, Abbie Max of St. Paul, Minessota,granddaughter, Stephanie (Jon) Snodgrass of Northfield, Minessota, Amber Max of Minneapolis, Minessota, grandson, Conner Max of Ogallala, granddaughter, Jade Max of Ogallala, great-grandkids, Kaden and Kooper Barkmeier, Bjorn Olsen and baby Max due in December, three sister-in-laws, Virginia Bailey of North Platte, Janice Bailey of Sun City West, Arizona, and Carolyn Bailey of Manhattan, Kansas.
Floyd was preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Norma Small, Devona Buss, Verna Miles, Betty Max, and brother, Jimmie Max.
Book Signing will be held at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel, Gothenburg, Nebraska; Thursday, July 6th, 2017, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. with the family present.
Services will be held at the Gothenburg First United Methodist Church, Friday, July 7th, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. with pastor Bobby Brueggeman officiating.
Cremation was chosen and inurnment will take place at Fort McPherson National Cemetery.
Memorials may be directed to the Brady Volunteer Fire Department, or the Brady School Foundation, or donors choice. To sign the online guest book, go to www.blasestrauser.com.