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Floyd "Earl" Max

October 17, 1933 — July 1, 2017

Floyd Earl Max, 83, of Brady, Nebraska, died July 1, 2017 in North Platte, NE.

He was born October 17, 1933 in Freedom , NE, son of August and Gladys Max.

Earl grew up in the Stockville and Cozad areas before moving to Brady. In 1953 he graduated from Brady High School. Earl proudly served his country in the United States Army from 1956 - 1958. Earl married Jeanne Bailey in Gothenburg on September 12, 1954. To this union three sons were born; Douglas, Marty, and Steven.

Earl worked at the railroad and was a foreman at Monroe for 35 years, after his retirement, he worked for a farmer for ten years.

He was a member of the Brady School Board, was mayor and on the town board at Brady. Earl was a member of the Brady Fire Department, member of the Church of Christ in Gothenburg, and rode for the Pony Express, starting in 1992. He enjoyed attending and watching grandkids' sporting events, decorating his yard for Christmas, and being outside  mowing and maintaining his lawn. Earl was an avid hunter and always looked forward to November and the start of deer season. He liked making summer sausage and jerky and sharing it with family and friends. Earl loved telling stories to family and friends.

Surviving are wife, Jeanne Max of Brady, NE, three sons: Douglas (Crys) Max of Gothenburg, NE,  Marty (Becky) Max of Hastings, MN, Steven (Jill) Max of Ogallala, NE, granddaughter, Amanda (Travis) Barkmeier of Lexington, grandson, Shane (Kelsey) Max of Gothenburg, granddaughter, Emily Max of Omaha, , granddaughter, Katie (Eric) Olsen of Stillwater, MN, granddaughter, Abbie Max of St. Paul, MN,granddaughter, Stephanie (Jon) Snodgrass of Northfield, MN, Amber Max of Minneapolis, MN, grandson, Conner Max of Ogallala, granddaughter, Jade Max of Ogallala, great-grandkids, Kaden and Kooper Barkmeier, Bjorn Olsen and baby Max due in December, three sister-in-laws, Virginia Bailey of North Platte, Janice Bailey of Sun City West, Arizona, and Carolyn Bailey of Manhattan, Kansas.

Floyd was preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Norma Small, Devona Buss, Verna Miles, Betty Max, and brother Jim Max and nephew Jimmie Max.

Book Signing will be held at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel, Gothenburg, Nebraska; Thursday, July 6, 2017, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm with the family present.

Services will be held at the Gothenburg First United Methodist Church, Friday, July 7, 2017 at 10:30 am with pastor Bobby Brueggeman officiating.

Cremation was chosen and inurnment will take place at Fort McPherson National Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to the Brady Volunteer Fire Department, or the Brady School Foundation, or donors choice.

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