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.


Judy Voss
Rifle, Co
May 7, 2016

Gloria, don't know what happened to my comment. Will contact you later tho. All my love to you, your family and of course your mom.

Jack and Judy Voss
Rifle, Co
May 7, 2016

Seattle, Wa
May 7, 2016

Gloria and Angela, I am sorry I can't be there today. I will always have fond memories of your dad and grandpa. May he rest in peace. Hugs today.

Sharon Taylor
Bonney Lake, Wa
May 7, 2016

Thinking of you and your family today.

Erika Rose
Bonney Lake, WA
May 7, 2016

I will miss sweet Max. He was a wonderful, sweet soul who always made me laugh when we spoke. His deep love for his family showed in everything he did. Hugs and prayers to all of the family. May the love of family and friends comfort you as you mourn his passing. He will be greatly missed by many. Love you all!

Trisha H
orting, wa
May 6, 2016

I love you mom and Ang!!! You are in my heart and thoughts!! He loved you all very much just by reading those beautiful words! Love you girls! Let Magee know off you need anything!

Cheryl D.
Long Island, NY
May 4, 2016

My sympathy to the family. May the love of those around you give you strength. Find comfort in the promise God made in the Bible at Revelation 21:4: "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away."

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