Max Ellis Wenger
Sep 12, 1931 – Apr 26, 2016
Beloved Husband of Lue. Father of Gloria and Sherry. Grandfather of Angela, Jennifer, Steven, Nick and Michael. Great Grandfather of Kennedy, David, Taylee, Elena, Leigha, Ava and Revis.
Max was born in South Dakota, to Fred and Helen Wenger on September 12, 1931. Max lived in South Dakota for a brief while, and later moved to Stockton Illinois. While living in Stockton, Max would help take care of the tavern that his dad had owned. In November of 1942, he would later move to Bellingham, WA. Max would go to work as a caddy for golf members. While max was in high-school, he played many sports (football, basketball, baseball and track), and even played a few rounds of golf. Max was in honor society, Latin, Letterman's, boys and projectors clubs. Max was a business manager for the annual and high school newspaper. Max would join the Air Force in 1952, where he volunteered for duty in the bakery. Max would become an AC&W operator, being honorable discharge in 1954. Max would later go to work for Boeing, where he worked on the B-52 and 707.
Max and Lue had two daughters Gloria (born 12/11/54) and Sherry (born 7/18/56).
Max would retire from Boeing in 1992 (after 49 years). In 2002 Max and Lue moved to their final home in Bonney Lake, WA. They loved the peacefulness of living in Bonney Lake.
Max had 5 grandchildren and 7 greatgrandchildren, who he loved all very much.
He was an avid golfer, crossword puzzle addict, puzzle lover, bowler, but most importantly he was a great man, who was loved by his family and friends.
Max' presence is greatly missed by us all.
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