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“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. We chose this Chinese proverb as it symbolizes...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Janell Uerkwitz - Lafayette, IN

“So sad to hear of Max's passing. I enjoyed working with Max the last five years as a greeter. I will miss him. ”
2 of 7 | Posted by: linda jarrard

“In Memory of Dad As I reflect on Dad’s life, many phrases come to mind: A Chip off the old block, You’re so like him, That’s so typical...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Terry Brown - Summerfield, NC

“So sorry for your loss. It has been years since we have seen each other, but at times like this we need to know our friends are still out there and...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Dave Lister - Lafayette, IN

“My Mom and Dad (Juanita and Joseph Iles) were friends of Max and Dona's. I have fond memories of going to the house in Dayton, where the adults...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Phyllis Iles Gregory - Georgetown, IN

“Thank you for being the very best Grandpa! You never held back when offering advice or teaching a lesson, and always showed up in my cheering section...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Hanna - Lafayette , IN

“I miss you very much, but I know you're out finding a good fishing hole that we can share. Be at peace Dad, I will always love you. ”
7 of 7 | Posted by: Terry Brown - Summerfield, NC


Max E. Brown, age 82 of Dayton, IN, entered the kingdom of heaven on May 31st. Born April 10, 1930 in Lafayette, he was the son of the late Mary Elizabeth Brown Yanner.
He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Dona Light Brown, daughters Janell (and Randy) Uerkwitz, Peggy (and Jim) Crum, and son Terry (and Terry) Brown; grandchildren Brian (and Misty) Uerkwitz, Hanna (and Nick) Steelman, Nathan and Betsy Crum, and Julie and Erin Brown, along with 3 great grandchildren and 3 step-great grandchildren. Max also is survived by his half brother David (and Linda) Yanner.
Max was a 1949 graduate of Monitor High School and served in the Navy during the Korean War, after which he was honorably discharged. Max retired from TRW Ross Gear where he also volunteered with Junior Achievement. He developed his gift of woodworking with furniture design and building and restoring antiques. He was a past member and President of the Dayton Town Board.
Max's first love was family and friends. He never passed on the chance to go fishing or mushroom hunting and loved gardening, and his pets (most recent pal Pete).
Visitation will be Sunday from 5-8 p.m. at Hippensteel Funeral Home and one hour prior to the 11 a.m. service Monday at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the memorial fund in his name at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1005 N. 21st. St., Lafayette, IN. Hippensteel Funeral Home entrusted with care.
Share memories and condolences online at www.hippensteelfuneralservice.com