Max Eugene Ferree

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  • Name: Max Eugene Ferree
  • Location of Birth: Keswick, Iowa
  • Date of Birth: August 3, 1932
  • Date of Death: September 18, 2010 (78 years old)
  • Parents: Forrest and Ruby Ferree
  • High School and Class: 1949 - Grundy Center High School, Grundy Center, Iowa
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  • Branch: Army
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  • Date Sworn In: 1954
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  • Date of Discharge: 1956
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  • Wars Involved:
    Korean Conflict

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  • Civilian Life:
    Max was an only child. The family moved to Grundy Center, Iowa in 1942.

    During his first few years of college, Max ventured north to Grand Rapids, Minnesota for a summer internship in forestry at Blandin Paper Company.

    That was where he met his future wife, Lorraine.

    Prior to their marriage, Max was called to serve in the United States Army.

    On March 3, 1956, Max and Lorraine were united in marriage in Coleraine, Minnesota. They moved back to Ames, Iowa while Max was finishing his college degree in Forestry.

    Due to Max's occupation, they lived in various cities across the United States including Kansas City, Kansas, Texarkana, Texas, New London, Wisconsin, Crystal, Minnesota and Plymouth, Minnesota.

    Max was employed as an independent contractor/manufacturer's representative with Bartley Sales for over 30 years.

    Following retirement, Max and Lorraine moved to their home on Pokegama Lake in Grand Rapids, Minnesota and in 2004, moved into town.

    Max had a strong connection to his faith and church family. He played an active role in the finance and administrative board committees both at Brunswick United Methodist Church in the Twin Cities and with the United Methodist Church of Grand Rapids, Minnesota. He sang in the Brunswick Church Choir, along with his son, Mark and daughter, Beth. He also participated in the building of the new Grand Rapids United Methodist Church.

    Outside of church, Max loved sports, reading, music, fishing, and spending time with family and friends at the lake.

    Max is preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Lorraine of 54 years of marriage.

    He is survived by his son, Mark (Sarah) Ferree; one daughter, Beth (Perry) Bloom; and his four grandchildren.

    Max died in Grand Itasca Hospital and is buried in Rose Hill Cemetery at Grundy Center, Iowa.

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