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Max D. See

Apr 25, 2017
Max D. See

Max Delos See, 99, of Washington, died quietly in his sleep Friday, April 21, 2017 in the Washington County Hospital.

Celebration of Life services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in the United Methodist Church with The Rev. Ben Blanchard, The Rev. Jim Stiles, and Nathan See officiating. Calling hours will begin at noon Thursday in the Jones & Eden Funeral Home, where the family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Interment with military honors will be held in the Elm Grove Cemetery in Washington following the funeral. A memorial fund has been established for the Washington Municipal Band.

See was born Oct. 9, 1917 in Washington, the son of Michael “Mime” D. and Bernice (Thompson) See. He was proud to have graduated from Washington High School in 1937. Except for his service in the Army Air Corps in World War II, he lived his 99-1/2 years as a resident of Washington. He was united in marriage to Mildred Reim on Aug. 31, 1940, in Carthage, Missouri. They were married 65 years until Mildred’s passing in 2005.

He was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church. For 43 years he repaired band instruments as the owner of See Band Instrument Repair. To honor his retirement in 2001, the mayor proclaimed it Max See Day in the City of Washington.

His hobbies included playing in the Washington Municipal Band for 68 years. He played in various local dance bands and was interviewed by John Campbell on KCRG TV, as Mr. Tennis on both his 70th and 90th birthdays. He, along with his younger brother Rex, shared a love of flying for many years. He was a past member of the Washington Airport Club. A favorite activity was his longtime membership in the Washington Coffee Club, participating in the election of perhaps thousands of club presidents.

Surviving are three sons, Robert See and wife Anita of Rogers, Arizona, Bill See and wife Kathy of Fort Collins, Colorado, and Dick See and wife Susan of Washington; one daughter, Carla Martin and husband Craig of St. Charles, Missouri; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; brothers, Clarence “Mike” See and Rex See; and sisters, Helen Gildersleeve, Marie Swift, and DeElda Brown.


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