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Max N. Schaal: Jan. 26, 1925 – May 27, 2015

June 04, 2015 | Obituaries

Schaal,-MaxMax N. Schaal was born Jan 26, 1925, to Newton and Etta Schaal, on a ranch near Limon Colo. Max grew up at the site of the United States Air Force Academy and was a veteran of War II.

After being discharged from the Army he came to Berthoud and farmed prior to operating a machining business with brothers Dale and Jack for 15 years, doing business with IBM and Hewitt Packard, and later operating a 1600-acre ranch with his brother Dale at Woodrow, Colo.

Max married Marjorie Schleiger in 1956 and was preceded in death by her in 1988. Later he married Frances Wailes. She passed away in 2005.

Max enjoyed the great outdoors, loved his family and friends and was awed by the many wonders of God’s creations. He was a long-time member of the First Presbyterian Church of Berthoud Colo.

“So Long, Its Been Good To Know yuh,” Woody Guthrie.

Max wrote his own obituary and made it very clear that if it was changed in the least, he would do something, whatever that might be. Since it is word for word as he wrote from his hand written notes, he didn’t leave much room. But, writing for his guardian angel which kept Max from serious harm untold numbers of times, “Wow, what a ride! “

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 30, 2015, at Berthoud First Presbyterian Church. Visitation was from 4-7 p.m., Friday at Kibbey Fishburn Funeral Home in Loveland.

A committal service was held at 10 a.m., Monday, June 1 at Berthoud Greenlawn Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northern Colorado in care of Kibbey Fishburn Funeral Home.

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