Obituary for Max E. Egolf


Max E. Egolf

Max E. Egolf, 81, of Warsaw, died Thursday June 9, 2022 at home. He was born in Warsaw on June 2, 1941, the son of (the late) Vernon and Bernice (Krauter) Egolf. He graduated with the Class of ’59 from Atwood High School. Max married Jean Marie (Taylor) Egolf in 1962; Jean died later that same year after a battle with cancer.

In 1965, Max married Sharon K. (Black) Egolf who preceded him in death in 2009 after 44 years of marriage. Max was retired and formerly worked for RR Donnelley & Sons for over 30 years. He was a very active member of Otterbein United Methodist Church of Atwood, where he also served as the Congregational Lay Leader. His pastimes included an interest in muzzle loader rifles; he had participated in meets sponsored by the National Muzzle Loader Rifle Association, held annually in Friendship, Indiana. Max also had an interest in vintage tractors, and enjoyed servicing and restoring the older models. He was an avid reader, especially western themed books as well as watching westerns on TV. Max was also a leatherman, enjoying various types of leather craft. He also enjoyed travelling, often with his daughter Raelyn, in their quest to find the “best tenderloin”. He always enjoyed helping others, and frequently drove for the Amish community, especially towing trailers assisting in deliveries of custom cabinetry and other items.

In addition to his parents and his wives, Max was also preceded in death by his sister, Dottie Hoffer and granddaughter, Jacquline Egolf. He is survived by his son, Bruce (Negsti) Egolf of San Antonio TX; daughter, Raelyn Egolf of Warsaw; step-son, Brian (Rhonda Burney) Landis of Warsaw; grandchildren, Caitlin Egolf, Kimbrom Egolf and Feven Tadesse, all of San Antonio, Lillian Bradley and James Bradley, both of Winona Lake, Axel Egolf of Warsaw and Noah Bradley in Kentucky, Matt (Taylor) Landis of Mishawaka, Kayla (Jeremy Evans) Landis of Akron and Cassidy Landis of Warsaw; great-grandchildren, Ezana Kidanu, Lillie Evans, Jailyn Evans, Jarron Evans, Chevy Evans, Trey Landis, Remy Landis, and his brother, Jack Egolf of Dover DE.

Funeral Services 11:00 Monday June 13, 2022 at Otterbein United Methodist Church, 306 E. Main Street, Atwood, IN 46502, with Pastor David Banning officiating. Friends may call in the church from 10-11am Monday. Burial in Oakwood Cemetery.

Arrangements through McHatton Sadler Funeral Chapel, 2290 Provident Ct.

The family’s preferred memorial is Otterbein United Methodist Church.

To share a remembrance of Max or to offer condolences to his family, please visit www.mchattonsadlerfuneralchapels.com.



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