Max T. Anderson, 84, of Mount Ayr died Oct. 25, 2012, at Ringgold County Hospital in Mount Ayr.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, at Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home, 205 W. Monroe St., Mount Ayr. The Rev. Skip Rushing and the Rev. Al Rusk will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Mount Ayr. Open visitation will be noon to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. A memorial fund has been established in his name to be decided later. Online condolences may be left at www.watsonarmstrongfh.com.
Max T. Anderson, son of Edna (Tennant) and Jesse Anderson, was born Dec. 6, 1927, in Creston.
Max lived his entire life in Mount Ayr and graduated from Mount Ayr High School in 1946.
On May 11, 1947, Max married Maxine Greene.
Max worked with his father at Mount Ayr Mill and Feed Company during high school. After graduation, he went into partnership with his father and later purchased the business from him. Max retired from the mill in 1992 with special recognition for being the oldest Nutrena Feed franchise in the nation at that time.
Max was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church, 25-year volunteer of Mount Ayr Fire Department, president of the businessman’s club for two years and mayor of Mount Ayr for two terms.
Max is survived by his wife Maxine Anderson of Mount Ayr; son Kelly (wife Debbie) Anderson of Mount Ayr; daughter Sharla (husband Steve) Norris of Kellerton; grandchildren, Molly and Anthony Anderson, Scott (wife Laura) Norris and Shannon (husband Josh) Rusk; great-grandson Nathaniel Rusk; and sister Thelma (husband Bill) Rusk of Mount Ayr.
Max was preceded in death by his parents; son David; and sister Marion Anderson.