Max M. Plumhoff Aug. 14, 1932 April 28, 2014 GRANGER - Max Michael Plumhoff, 81, passed away peacefully Monday at St. Joseph Hospital with his daughter by his side. Max was born on August 14, 1932, in Muskegon, MI, to the late Bonnie (Burmiester) and Michael Plumhoff. He married Jean Marie Artesani on June 8, 1957, at St. Monica's Church in Mishawaka, IN. Left to cherish his memory along with his wife Jean are two sons, Steve (Michelle) Plumhoff of Gurnee, IL, and Eric (Julia, deceased) Plumhoff of Beverly Hills, MI; daughter, Jean Marie Plumhoff of Chicago; and his five loving grandchildren, Katherine, Marta, Amelia, Danny and Charlie. Max was preceded in death by his son, David, who passed away on September 17, 2012. A 1950 graduate of Muskegon High School, Max went on to graduate from Western Michigan University and then served his country for five years in the United States Air Force as a Captain and Navigator on C-130s. A successful entrepreneur, Max held high positions at both Uniroyal and General Electric, going on to start his own company, Plastics Dynamics, still thriving in its 37th year. Awarded the Boy Scouts Eagle in 1946, Max was an active scout, scout leader and philanthropist of the Boy Scouts of America for over 70 years. He has been a tireless volunteer and supporter of the Boy Scouts LaSalle Council here in South Bend for well over 30 years. A loyal member of his local Notre Dame Kiwanis group, Max never tired of helping people and his community. He was a devoted Catholic and member of St. Pius for nearly 30 years, and served as an usher for many of those years. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Max on Friday at 11:30 am at St. Pius X Catholic Church, Msgr. William Schooler officiating. Friends may call today from 5-7 pm at McGann-Hay Granger Chapel, 13260 SR 23, Granger, IN 46530, where there will be a parish vigil service at 5 pm. Friends may also call from 10:30 to the time of Mass on Friday in the church. At the request of Max and his family, memorial donations may be directed to: Boy Scouts of America, LaSalle Council, 1340 South Bend Ave., South Bend, IN 46617-1424; or to the St. Pius X building fund. To send condolences or share memories with the family, log on to: www.McGannHay.com.
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Published in South Bend Tribune from Apr. 30 to May 1, 2014