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1926 - 2013 | Obituary Condolences
Max Collier, 87, Topeka, died Tuesday, July 16, 2013, as the result of injuries suffered in an automobile accident.
Max was born in southern Indiana May 20, 1926, the son of Charles and Alta Collier. He served in the Army during WWII. Max received a BA from Franklin College, Franklin, Ind., and an MA from Indiana University. He taught history at Alderson-Broaddus College, Phillipi, West Virginia, and at Morningside College, Sioux City, Iowa, where he coached the Forensic Team. Max also taught at Washburn University in Topeka. For years Max had Mesa Verde Airport where he gave flying lessons and worked on airplanes. He also raised registered Black Angus cattle.
Max is survived by his wife, Almira Collier; their son and wife, Floyd Allan and Judy Collier; and two grandchildren, Mark and Amanda Collier. He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Mitchell, Charles H. and Marvin Collier.
Family will greet friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Sunday, July 21, 2013, at West Side Baptist Church, where a memorial service will follow at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are suggested for cancer research at the University of Kansas Cancer Center or the . Online condolences may be sent to www.kevinbrennanfamily.com.
Published in The Fort Morgan Times on July 25, 2013
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