Max Brandeberry, 85, formerly of Jerome, Mich., died Monday, Aug. 24, 2009, at State Veterans Home in Phoenix, Ariz.
He was born Dec. 17, 1923, in Williams County, Ohio, the son of Earl and Faye (Esterline) Brandeberry. He married Donna Vee Stafford on Feb. 27, 1946, in Pioneer, Ohio, and she preceded him in death on July 28, 2003.
Max retired as plant manager from Risdon Dairy in Detroit, Mich., and also was employed as distribution manager for Domino’s Pizza in Detroit and branch manager for Thompson Savings Bank in Manitou Beach, Mich.
He moved to the Jerome area in 1960 and spent his winters in the Lakeland, Fla., area. He served as president of the Kings & Queens Homeowners Association in Florida, was a member of Lions Club in Michigan and Florida and the Waldron Wesleyan Church, was a volunteer for Jackson City Library and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
Surviving Max are two daughters, Debra (and Steve) Svinicki of Rio Verde, Ariz., and Marsha (and Mike) Wesolowski of Bothell, Wash.; one son, Larry (and Karen) Brandeberry of Mt. Pleasant, Mich.; eight grandchildren, Dustin, Misty, Shilow, Shelby, Ray, Mallory, Marc and Cody; and two great-grandchildren, Brayden and Morgan.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and one brother, Carmen Brandeberry.
A memorial service is scheduled at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, at Eagle Funeral Home in Hudson, Mich., with Rev. Clyde Wonders officiating. Visitation is planned from noon until the time of service. Interment will be in Waldron Cemetery at a later date.