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Max Sheetz

May 04, 2017
Max Sheetz

Max L. Sheetz, age 91, of Columbus Junction, Iowa, formerly of Washington, Iowa, passed away Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City.

Celebration of life services will be held at a later date. A general memorial has been established. Online condolences may be sent for Max’s family through the web at www.jonesfh.com.

Max was born February 25, 1926, in Wayland, Iowa, the son of Oscar and Ethel (Turnipseed) Sheetz. He attended school in Washington, Iowa. Max served honorably in the United States Army during WWII. Max was united in marriage to Darlene Stover in 1948 in Washington, Iowa. They later divorced. Max shared his life with his long time friend Minnie Turner.

Max was a farmer in Washington County from 1948 to 1970. He later worked for Modine and Perfex Manufacturing companies in Washington until his retirement in 1988.

He is survived by his children: Patricia Sheetz of Minneapolis, MN; Deb Carey and husband Bill of Columbus Junction, IA; Mike Sheetz of Cedar Rapids, IA; Becky Fort and husband Ron of Central City, IA; six grandchildren: Michelle Harbison and husband Tom; Matthew Stauffer and friend Miranda; Layne Sheetz and wife Anna; Landon Sheetz and friend Kelsey; Quinton Fort and wife Amanda; and Brandon Fort; and six great grandchildren. Max is also survived by three step children: Nancy Salemink and husband Denny of Washington, IA; Rick Turner and wife Gretchen of Tipton, IA; Jerry “JT” Turner and wife Cari of Washington, IA; ten step grandchildren; eleven step great grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Laura Sheetz of Washington, IA.

He was preceded in death by his parents; special friend, Minnie Turner; daughter, Sally Reilly; brother, Dale Sheetz; two sisters, Rosella Glasgow and Virginia Towne; and daughter-in-law, Melissa Sheetz.

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