Frederic Stiefel
Frederic "Maxx" Stiefel passed away on February 16th, 2021 - one day after his 30th birthday.

Maxx's 30th birthday was a special day that will be cherished by his family forever. The day was filled with an abundance of love, laughter, dancing, and not to mention, lots of sushi and his favorite meal - BBQ shrimp from New Orleans.

Maxx was the Vice President General Manager of Maxxsonics USA. After receiving his bachelor's degree from Tulane University, he joined the Maxxsonics team as a Financial Operations Manager in 2015. He went on to receive his Master of Business Administration degree from DePaul University, Driehaus College of Business in 2017. Maxx returned to the company with a full-time role in the finance and business analytics group. He has instilled a great work ethic at Maxxsonics, while collaborating with crucial team members to ensure the Company's growth.

Maxx is probably best known for his illuminating smile, that would light up any room. He was a legendary great hugger. If you were a recipient of one of his hugs, you knew those special embraces came from love, warmth, and genuineness. Maxx was always drawn to music, cars, and building Legos, but nothing beat his passion for hockey.

Maxx was the beloved and loving son of Karen and Alden, cherished brother of Lexxie; devoted grandson of Nane and late Poppy Cassano, late Fred and late Bubby Stiefel; dear nephew of Reid and Denise Stiefel, Nikki and Steve Cohen, Anthony and Tina Cassano; adored cousin to their children; and a great and loyal friend to many.

The service and shiva will be private.

Contributions may be made to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Chicago, 2102 W. Monroe St., Chicago, IL 60612, Info: The Goldman Funeral Group, (847) 478-1600.

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Published by Chicago Tribune on Feb. 23, 2021.
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Karen I am heartbroken for you and your family. One thing I know for sure is Maxx knew how much you all loved him immensely- we should all be so lucky to be loved like that!
Chris Kvapil
March 1, 2021
Alden- I am just heartsick over the loss of Maxx. My Deepest condolences to you and your Family in this time of sorrow.
Rob Goldman
February 26, 2021
We are so very sorry for your loss. Words from us can not soften your sorrow, but please know our thoughts are with you.
Steve and Sharon Colen
February 24, 2021
Karen, Alden & Alexxa, we are all so saddened and heartbroken to learn about the loss of Maxx. So many fond memories of him as a little guy and was always so sweet with that great big smile. He will forever be sitting on your shoulders XO
Karyn (Musick) & Family
February 24, 2021
We are so sad to hear of Maxx's passing. We remember the countless hours of hockey with him and how he always had a warm smile on his face. He was always friendly to Mitchell and Bradley. Please know we will always think of him fondly. Sending hugs and love your way.
Art & Cathy Levinson
February 24, 2021
I am so sorry for your loss. I am keeping you all in my heart and prayers and hope you find comfort in each other and your family.
Lori Bardos
February 23, 2021
With sympathy, Sonia Singhvi
February 23, 2021
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Maxx. My heartfelt condolences... Thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.
Sending prayers and love
February 23, 2021
All my love and prayers forever. May god grant you strength.
Auntie Angie
February 23, 2021
Maxx will always be in our HEARTS! and his crushing HUGS will surely be missed by us all!
Uncle John & Joan
February 23, 2021
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
I am deeply sorry for the loss you have all endured.
Andrea Hodes-Muska
February 22, 2021
Condolences to the wonderful Stiefel family. I met Maxx a few times and found him to be a gentle soul. Will pray for him and the family.
Anthony Spohn
February 22, 2021
Alden, From my heart my deepest condolence. Your son was a true competitor and you could see the joy in him when he played hockey. My God be with you and your family. Evan
Evan Poulakidas
February 22, 2021