Max E. Picklesimer, age 88, of Eaton, and formerly of Upper Sandusky, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, October 10, 2021 at 10:24 am at Kettering Medical Center in Dayton.
Max was born on July 20, 1933 in Mechanicsburg, Ohio, to Challie and Suna (Lemaster) Picklesimer, both of whom are deceased. He was married to Marilyn Shafer on July 2, 1988 and she passed away on January 1, 2021.
He is survived by 2 daughters and son-in-laws, Tammy (Black) and (Rick) Longnecker of Fremont, Ohio and Tracy and (Rick) Vent of Eaton, Ohio,
Max is also survived by step daughter Kelly Shafer.
Max leaves behind 4 grandchildren: Amanda (Craig), Shaun (Tiffany). Kyle (Amy), and Jacob and 5 great grandchildren: Natalie, Karder, Clyde, Oliver, Ada
Max was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Willis, Lowell, and James Picklesimer.
Max was a 1951 graduate of North Lewisburg High School, and went on to serve in the US Army during the Korean War.
He was retired having worked at: Westinghouse in Columbus, Guardian Glass in Upper Sandusky, HBD Industries in Bellefontaine. Max and Marilyn owned and operated Carey Printing. To fill his free time Max was a member of the Upper Sandusky School board, Drove School Bus for Upper Sandusky School District, Coached and Umpired Softball games.
Max was a member of Trinity Evangelical United Methodist Church where he took part with the Pairs & Spares Sunday School Class, as well as serving on various committees. After moving to Eaton Max attended and joined Grace Cornerstone Church.
He also was a member of the: York Lodge #578 F&AM, Scotish Rite Valley of Columbus and the VFW in Carey.
For hobbies: Max enjoyed: long distance bicycle riding, golfing, reading his bible, word search puzzles, sudoku puzzles, spending time with family and friends, having fellowship with family, friends, or even a complete stranger, spending time with his girls/cats (Pepper, Ginger, Cookie, Precious, Sadie, and Myrtle). Later in life Max discovered that he enjoyed camping and seeing nature.
Funeral services for Max E. Picklesimer will be at 1:00 pm Thursday, October 14, 2021 at the Lucas-Batton Funeral Home in Upper Sandusky, with Rev. Jim Stauffer and Pastor Rodney Reynolds officiating. Burial will follow at Old Mission Cemetery, where full military honors will be conducted by the Upper Sandusky Honor Guard.
Max never met a stranger, would help anyone, and had a genuine love for man kind.
Visitations will be held 2 hours before service time, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the funeral home on Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to a Humane Society of your choice in memory of Max and can be sent to Lucas-Batton Funeral Home, 476 S. Sandusky Ave. Upper Sandusky, Ohio, 43351.
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