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Obituary: Max Nolting, Elizabethtown

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Max Nolting of Elizabethtown passed away Wednesday, September 26, 2012, at Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility. Max was born August 12, 1930, in Columbus, Indiana, the son of Marcus and Elsie (Schumacher) Nolting.

On January 30, 1955, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Jonesville, he married Catherine Burbrink.

Max was a farmer and a lifelong member of St. Paul (Clifty) Lutheran Church where he served on many different boards over the years, most recently on the cemetery board. He served in the U.S. Air Force and for 13 years was a director of the Federal Land Bank Association. He was a member of the American Legion. Max enjoyed music and sang with the Columbus Chordsman Barbershop group for many years.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Virginia Burbrink and Elizabeth Cline, and a brother, Morris Lee Nolting.

Max is survived by his wife Catherine; children, Bruce K. (Bonnie) Nolting, Gail Snyder and Lee Ann (Kevin) Sherry; grandchildren, Albert (Emily) Nolting, Tyler Nolting, Rachel (Chad) Nolting-Fohne, Rebekah Nolting, Casey Snyder, David Sherry, Blake Sherry and Chandler Sherry; a brother, Marcus Nolting; and sisters, Rosalyn Lanham and Carol (Kenneth) Kiel.

A celebration of Max’s life will be held at St. Paul (Clifty) Lutheran Church on Sunday, September 30, at 5:00 p.m. with Pastor Doug Bauman officiating. Friends may call at the church from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. Sunday. Immediately following the service, a dinner will be held in the church Fellowship Hall. There will be a private burial for immediate family only.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of South Central Indiana, 2626 E. 17th Street, Columbus, IN 47201, or St. Paul Lutheran Making Mission Possible Building Fund, 6045 E. State St., Columbus, IN 47201.

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