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Max Robert Powers

April 23, 1948 ~ April 2, 2022 (age 73)


Max Robert Powers, 73, passed peacefully Saturday, April 2, 2022 at home with family.  He was born April 23, 1948 to the late Max S. Powers and Helen (Randol) Powers.

Max graduated from Prairie Heights High School.  He served his county in the Army total for three years, one year being in Vietnam.

Max married Penny DePew on March 29, 1969, in Kendallville at the Nazarene Church; they have shared 53 years of marriage.

Max was a lifetime agricultural farmer and chicken farmer; and had also worked for Flint & Walling.

Max enjoyed his gardening and flower beds.  He was an outdoorsman; he liked to hunt, fish and enjoyed watching the birds.  Max was also known to be a practical joker.

Max above all was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.  He loved his family and always looked forward to the family gatherings.


Max is survived by 

Wife, Penny (DePew) Powers of Kendallville

Daughters, Terri Swager of Wolcottville and Jennifer (Mike Sickels) Powers of Bronson, Michigan

Grandchildren, Ashley Powers, Charlie Leaders, Johnathon Stackhouse, Holly Stackhouse, Samantha Wert, Caleb Howard, Calvin Stackhouse, Kortney Stackhouse, Sarah Rudloff, Anthony Rudloff, Joshua Shepherd, Makayla Fee, Cody Ross, Emily Hippenhammer and Mackenzie Sickels

18 great grandchildren

Nephew, Brad (Ralana) Pontius of Garrett


Max was preceded in death by twin sister, Marilyn Eash, and sisters, Virginia Walker and Janice Pontius; nephew, Ryan Eash; and niece, Lori Eash.


Per Max’s request there will be no services. 





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