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Max Ingram

Prairie City

Max Eugene Ingram, son of Everett Gail Ingram and Elizabeth (VanPuersen) Ingram was born June 3, 1936 at home on the farm near Prairie City, Iowa. He passed from this life Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at the Clarke County Hospital in Osceola, Iowa at 83 years of age. It was one of the hottest days of the year when Max was born. Dr. Van Loon came to bring him into this world. It took quite some time, so the Dr. went out to pick strawberries in between checking on his birth.

As Max grew up, one of his favorite things was music. When he was 4 years old he entertained the chickens by singing to them. The chickens enjoyed his attention. When he was a little older, perhaps 7, his mother played the piano and he sang at the Pleasant Hill fair and other events. He enjoyed Blue Grass music. He was a member of the Morgan Valley Christian Church in Prairie City, Iowa

Max went to a one room county school through the 8th grade. He finished with straight A’s via the teacher. His senior year he was Vice-President of his class. Max farmed several years, took olde time photos and owned the Junction Creamery & BBQ and more.

He was united in marriage to Nancy Clare Johnson on December 31, 1955 at the Methodist Church in Des Moines, Iowa and 3 children blessed this union.

Those relatives who preceded Max in death were his parents Everett and Elizabeth Ingram.

Max leaves to cherish his memory; wife of 64 years, Nancy Clare Ingram of Osceola, IA; daughter, Sharon (Randy) Dunfee of Murray, IA, son, Michael (Joyce) Ingram of Altoona, IA, daughter, Mindy (Dave) Richardson of Omaha, NE, grandchildren, Amber (DJ) Doyle, Heather (Grant) McMartin, Ryan Ingram, Bethany (Jake) Mulqueeny, Tricia (Brian) Williams, Gail (Tyler) Sungram, Justin Richardson, Nick (Chelsey) Richardson, Megan Richardson; great grandchildren, Jacob, Dawson and William; brother, Melvin (Golda) Ingram of Prairie City, IA as well as other relatives and many friends.

Open visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Thursday, March 19, 2020 at Kale Funeral Home.

Private Family Graveside

Memorial contributions may be directed to Food Pantry at Murray Church of Christ or Hope Ministries of Des Moines

Online condolences may be directed to the family at www.kalefuneralhome.com  

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