Max FoxPella, Iowa
February 28, 1932 – July 6, 2017
Age 85

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July 6, 2017
Pella, Iowa


9:00 – 10:30 A.M.,
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Trinity Reformed Church
With family present


11:00 A.M., Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Trinity Reformed Church
Pella, Iowa


American Cancer Society
Hospice of Pella


Wife: Marilyn Fox, Pella
Children: Doug and Penne Fox, Pella
Lori and Max Cunningham, Lake Forest, California


Max Gordon Fox was born February 28, 1932, the oldest of five children, to Van De Forest and Ruby (Chambers) Fox, in Reynolds, Iowa.  He passed away July 6, at the Pella Regional Health Center in Pella.  

Max graduated from Bloomfield High School where he excelled on their track team.  He met Marilyn Courter at a band concert in Bloomfield and they were married on June 16, 1954.  To this union they were blessed with two children:  Doug and Lori.

After high school, Max worked at Gamble’s then entered the Navy in 1952.  He was honored to be stationed on the U.S.S. Iowa and was honorably discharged in 1956.  He went on to attend school in Omaha for an Armor job, and then went back to start work at Hy-Vee in Ottumwa.  While living in Ottumwa, square dancing was a favorite pastime for Max and Marilyn. They moved their family to Pella in 1975, where Max was employed at Hy-Vee for 33 years.  He loved helping customers and could talk with anyone, he never knew a stranger!  After retirement, Max worked at Super Wash from 2013 to 2016.  In his spare time, Max enjoyed golf and tinkering and fixing engines. He was a member of Trinity Reformed Church in Pella.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife Marilyn, his children and their families:  Doug and Penne Fox of Pella and their children Allison and Derek, Lori and Max Cunningham of Lake Forest, California and their daughter Raechel and Ryan Holmes.  He is also survived by his brother Tom Fox of Indianola, his sisters-in-law Margaret Fox of Omaha and Mary Fox of Bloomfield, and brother-in-law Earl Wears of Des Moines.

Max was preceded in death by his parents, and his siblings:  Jack Fox, Joe Fox and Mamie Wears.