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Max Albert Arthur
July 20, 1928 – January 28, 2019
Max Arthur, 90, died peacefully, Monday, January 28, 2019, at the Winslow House, Marion.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 Friday morning, February 1, 2019, at the Goettsch Funeral Home, Anamosa, where interment in the Norwich Cemetery, Martelle. Friends called after 9 a.m. at the Goettsch Funeral home.
Surviving are four children, Nancy (John) Horak of Palm Harbor, Florida, Maria (Daryl) Martin of Marion, David (Dina) Arthur of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Kenneth (Jan) Arthur of Tampa, Florida; fifteen grandchildren; thirty-four great-grandchildren; and his sister Gloria McCord, Cedar Rapids. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mae Irene in 2016; five brothers; and six sisters.
Max Albert Arthur was born July 20, 1928, in Anamosa. He was the son of Charles and Sophia (Anderson) Arthur. Max graduated from the Anamosa Community Schools in 1946. He enlisted in the United States Navy during World War II and served in the Philippines.
Max married Irene Maiden on August 27, 1950, at the Martelle Methodist Church. The couple lived in Dubuque while Max earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Dubuque. They later lived in Anamosa and Cedar Rapids before moving to Marion where they lived the past fifty years.
Max was employed at Collins Radio until 1980. Max also sold Electrolux vacuum cleaners for many years. He was one of the top salesmen in the company and won trips to New York City, Paris and Rome and many other prizes. He enjoyed traveling to see family and wintering in Florida. He loved to go fishing and was a family man. Since 1953, he had been a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church and attended Lafayette Salem Evangelical Church in Alburnett in recent years. Max was a member of the American Legion Post 298 in Matelle.

Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt
Source: Anamosa Journal Eureka, Anamosa, Iowa, 7 February 2019

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