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Max Pfafman

April 7, 1940 ~ August 23, 2019 (age 79)


Max E. Pfafman, age 79, died Friday August 23, 2019 at Parkview Regional Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Mr. Pfafman was born in Kendallville on April 7, 1940 to the late Royal Russel and Ethel Audra (Harlan) Pfafman. He graduated from Albion Jefferson High School in 1958. He married Patricia (Cass) Pfafman at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Ligonier IN on January 27, 1962. Max knew the value of hard work and started working at a young age – driving the Milk truck for Allen Dairy with his Brother, Bud.  Max continued driving truck throughout his career, retiring from Prince Manufacturing, Avilla, IN.  He played Center for the Albion Jefferson High School Basketball team, winning an award for the highest free throw shooter.  This love of ball carried over to IU Basketball games.   He always had to have popcorn and chocolate malts for game night at the Pfafman house.   Max and his wife, Pat purchased the Avilla Hardware from Alberta Koons in July, 1977 and worked there, all while farming his ground and others all over Noble County.  He was a lifetime Farmer, and once retired he enjoyed taking care of his lawn – it was better groomed than any golf course around.   Gardening with his wife, Pat was his favorite – as a matter of fact – they maintained 3 large gardens until recently, they downsized to one HUGE garden.  Besides being a hard-working and loving husband, he absolutely adored his children, grandchildren and Great Granddaughter, Angel.

Survivors include:
His wife of 57 years, Patricia Pfafman of Kendallville.
Two daughters, Cynthia Pfafman residing in Ligonier; and Jan and Chris Morr of Kendallville.
Four grandchildren, Devon Morr, Trevor Morr, Kenny Pfafman and Erica Morr; and one beloved great-granddaughter, Angel Morr.
Sister, Donna Kurtz of Albion; Sister-in-law Jane Pfafman
He was preceded in death by an infant brother and two brothers, Byron “Bud” Pfafman and Kenny Pfafman; brother-in-law Jack Kurtz; sister-in-law Wanda Pfafman; and his beloved nephew, Gary Pfafman. 

At his request, no services will be held. 


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