Max Lewis Bessler

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Max Lewis Bessler, Sr., 85, passed away Monday, June 10, 2013 at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany, IN. He was born on June 30, 1927 in Valparaiso to the late Benjamin August and Maude Mae (Pierce) Bessler. Max was a proud veteran of the United States Army. He was united in marriage to Erma Jane Grass on February 13, 1945 and to this union brought three children to bless their home. Max worked as a machinist for many years at McGill Manufacturing Company in Valparaiso, where he later retired. He was skilled with ham radios, enjoyed fishing, and spending time with his dog, Taco. Max is survived by his wife of 68 years, Erma Bessler; children: Max Bessler, Jr. (Laura), Jack Bessler (Janet), and Darlene Bessler; sister, Jean Connors; grandchildren: Kathy Nemoto (Lee), Beth Anne Daugherty (Josh), and Jon Bessler (Laurie); great grandchildren: Toby, Camilla, Addie, and Layla. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Maurine St. Clare. Cremation was chosen following Max's wishes and a private burial will take place at New Albany National Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Porter County Animal Shelter, 2056 Heavilin Road, Valparaiso, IN 46385 or the Floyd County Humane Society, P.O. Box 1134, New Albany, IN 47150. To leave a special message for the family, please visit:

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Published in The Times on June 12, 2013
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