Max L. Weller, 76, of 5621 State Road 14 West Silver Lake, IN., died on 10/31/2009 at 6:35 AM at Lutheran Hospital, Ft. Wayne, IN.. He was born on April 11,1933 in Wabash County, IN..
Max was born to Chester A. and Beatrice (Fetrow) Weller.
Max was lifetime resident of Kosciusko County. Max was united in marriage to Marlene J. Leckrone on July 4, 1953 in Silver Lake, IN..
Max served as Precinct Committeeman for Seward II since 1976 and served on the Seward Township Advisory Board for 11 years. Other civic activities include; serving as Assistant Supervisor for the Kosciusko County Soil and Water District for 8 years, former FHMA Loan Committee Chairman, former Vice President Silver Lake Area Townships Chamber of Commerce; former Kosciusko Community Hospital Corporation Board Member; a Kosciusko County Delegate to the Republican State Convention 3 times, he is a Kosciusko County Republican Party Hall of Fame Inductee and was awarded the Sagamore of the Wabash in 1984 by then Indiana Governor Robert Orr. Max attended West Eel River Church of the Brethren of Silver Lake, IN.. He was a graduate of the Dale Carnegie Course and served as a Class Instructor. Max faithfully served his nation in the United States Army from 1953 to 1955 during the Korean Conflict and attained the rank of Corporal.
Max is survived by his loving family including his wife, Marlene Weller of Silver Lake, In.; 2 daughters Marsha (spouse Kevin) McSherry of Burket, In. and Maxine Haines of Claypool, IN.. 2 sons, including Michael (spouse Jean) Weller of Silver Lake, IN. and Mark (spouse Laura) Weller of Silver Lake, IN..
In addition he is survived by 9 grandchildren: Jason (spouse Allison) McSherry of Burket, IN.; Sarah (spouse Josh) Spangle of Warsaw, IN.; Ashley (spouse David) Spangle of Leesburg, IN.; Hunter Haines of Claypool, IN.; Madison Haines of Claypool, IN.; Ty (spouse Roz) Marshall of Warsaw, IN.; Tracy (spouse Amy) Marshall of Nashville, TN.; Angela Weller of Silver Lake, IN.; Linda (spouse Ryan) Moore of Marion, IN.; and 2 great-grandchildren Madelynn Claire McSherry of Burket, In. and Kelsey Marshall of Nashville, TN..
He was preceded by his brother Raymond Weller.
Services will be officiated by Pastor Bryan Koorey of the Warsaw Community Church.
Max's occupational achievements include operating the family farm; serving as Branch Manager for Supersweet Feeds of Silver Lake, IN. from 1984 to 2001 and was awarded Branch Manager of the Year in 1985, served as Silver Lake Town Marshall for 10 years and was a longtime Reserve Deputy for the Kosciusko County Sheriff's Reserve.
Services will be held at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel – Warsaw, IN. on Wednesday, November 4, 2009 at 1:00 PM. Calling hours will be 4:00-8:00 pm on Tuesday, November 3, 2009. Burial will be at Lakeview Cemetery, Silver Lake, IN..
McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel – Warsaw, IN. is in charge of arrangements. The family kindly requests memorial contributions be made to: Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #149 P.O. Box 832 Warsaw, IN. 46581-832