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Max R. Foor, 91, of Arcola, passed away at 3:43 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, at Ashton Creek Health and Rehabilitation Center, Fort Wayne.
Born on July 11, 1921, in Gladwin, Mich. he was the son of Ericus E. and Edna Grace (Robinson) Foor.
Max was raised in Etna Township, Whitley County where he attended school and then graduated from Wolf Lake High School with the Class of 1940.
On June 28, 1942, he married Imogene âJeanâ E. Heintzelman at Ormas Baptist Church.
He served during World War II with the U.S. Army as T-Sgt. from 1942-46. Max was then employed for 39 years with the Wabash and Norfolk Southern Railroads.
His memberships included the Arcola/Lake Chapel United Methodist Church and the Arcola Volunteer Fire Department.
Surviving relatives include his two children, Steven P. (Tonya) Foor of Angola and Judith J. (Coby) Zelt of Fort Wayne; four grandchildren, Kristopher Foor, Kevin (Ann) Zelt, Terry (Kathy) Zelt and Brent (Jennifer) Zelt; four great-grandsons, Nick, Coty, Nash and Brian Zelt and one sister, Ruth Yanuszeski of Columbia City.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Imogene E. Foor and one grandson, M. Michael Foor.
Visitation will be held Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Dr., Columbia City.
A volunteer firemanâs memorial service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
The funeral service will be held Thursday at 3:30 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastors Donna Gammon and Marilyn Dunten officiating. The burial will follow at South Park (Annex) Cemetery, Columbia City with graveside military rites conducted by the Korean War Veteranâs Honor Guard.
Memorial bequest may be given in Mr. Foorâs memory to the Arcola Volunteer Fire Department.
Visit www.demoneygrimes.com to send family condolences or sign the guest register book.