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Max Wolfe

October 19, 1925 — October 14, 2014

Max M. Wolfe, age 88, of McIntosh, MN, and formally of Bemidji, MN, passed away on Tuesday, October 14th, at McIntosh Senior Living. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 25th, in the McIntosh Senior Living chapel with Pastor Mark Peske officiating. Private family interment will be held at Fern Township Cemetery, near Becida, MN at a later time. Family will greet friends for one hour prior to the service at McIntosh Senior Living. Military honors will be provided by the McIntosh V.F.W. Post #6891. The Carlin-Hoialmen Funeral Home, serving McIntosh, assisted with the arrangements and messages of condolence may be sent at carlinhoialmen.com. In lieu of flowers, memorials are welcome and will be donated to McIntosh Senior Living. Max M. Wolfe was born on October 19, 1925 in Maynard, Iowa, the son of Fred and Emilie (Wegner) Wolfe. His childhood and youth years were lived in Maynard. Max entered the United States Navy on April 4, 1944. He served as a Radioman 3rd Class during his tour on the Pacific during World War II. He received his honorable discharge on May 17, 1946. He continued his military service in the Army Reserves from November 23, 1949 until his honorable discharge on February 10, 1953.Max moved to Bemidji during the early 1950s. His working career included auto body repair, furniture sales, furnace and sheet metal work and custodial/maintenance work.Max married Yvonne Benson in November of 1956 in Shevlin, Minnesota. They later divorced. He enjoyed various activities during his lifetime including jaunts to local casinos; putting puzzles together and mounting and framing them; playing cards, especially Rummy; bird watching and feeding squirrels; fishing and bowling.He is survived by four children, Alexa (Brian) Giddings of Rice Lake, WI, Duane (Lynn) Wolfe of Kensington, MN, Denise (Jeff) Stark of McIntosh, and Lynnelle (Craig) Bawek of Arcadia, WI; seven grandchildren, Nate (Heidi) Stark, Nic Stark, Brett Giddings, Reid Giddings, Cole Bawek, Brandi Bawek, Sawyer Bawek, and granddog, Beau.Other survivors include his two sisters-in-law, Wally Wolfe of Oelwein, IA and Alice Wolfe of Minneapolis, MN as well as nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son; brothers, Lee, Ray and Edgar; and one sister, Mildred.Honorary Pallbearers will be Max's grandchildren and granddog, Beau.
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