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Max M. Liptrot

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WOODSTOCK – Max M. Liptrot, 19, of Woodstock, passed away unexpectedly from heart complications Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012.
He was born March 21, 1993, in Bradenton, Fla., to Douglas Liptrot and Amy (Marotta) Bodner. He had resided in Woodstock since his toddler years.
Max graduated from Woodstock North High School, Class of 2011, where he was an excellent student, staff reporter for the Northern Lights newspaper and was elected by his fellow students to give "The Thunder Way" commencement speech at graduation. At present, he was a journalism student at McHenry County College where he worked as a writer and editor for the Tartan Newspaper.
He had a passion for the arts, especially music. Max enjoyed playing guitar, writing lyrics, score and poetry. He was an avid follower of politics, current events and history. He was a trivia master and his intelligence extended beyond the realm of this world, including interests in theology and the workings of the universe. In his free time, Max enjoyed golfing, bowling, dancing, reading, painting, drawing and watching movies. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his loving family and many friends.
He is survived by his mother, Amy (Steven) Bodner; father, Douglas Liptrot; brother, Anthony Bodner; sister, Izabella Bodner; maternal grandparents, Michael Marotta and Doris Marotta; paternal grandparents, John (Marylou) Liptrot and Carolyn Badamo; grandmother, Mary Bodner; aunts and uncles, Sallie (Steven) DeAngeles, Ann Donner, Bob Liptrot, Susan Zimmerman, Linda Adams, David Bodner, Kristine (John) Bodner and Shannon Bodner; and many cousins, extended family and wonderful friends.
A visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, at the Schneider Leucht Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, 1211 N. Seminary Ave. in Woodstock. A private funeral service for the family will be at the end of the visitation.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the family, designation to be decided at a later date.
For information, call the funeral home at 815-338-1710.
Published in the Northwest Herald on Jan. 2, 2013
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