Max W. Anderson

June 8, 1928July 26, 2012

Max W. Anderson was born on June 8, 1928 and passed away on July 26, 2012 in Ft. Myers, FL.


  • Visitation Friday, August 3, 2012
  • Funeral Service Friday, August 3, 2012

Max W. Anderson

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October 26, 2012

So sorry to hear of Max's passing. He was the BEST Electrical inspector that I ever worked with and a good friend to boot too!!

Bart Anderson
(formerly) DeMayo Electric

Gary E. Curmode

August 8, 2012

My name is Gary Curmode; I came on the Wichita Fire Dept. Jan. 31, 1972, and stayed till Jan. 17, 1995.
Max Anderson was Fire Marshal when I came on as a rookie! Max was always very professional, courteous, and extended his wisdom and knowledge to me. I will never forget, I had 3 years on the job, and Max was in my fire science class that I was teaching. Here he was the #3 position on the fire dept., and sitting in a firefighter's college class. He was always there, helpful, studious, respectful, and he was a role model for me in later years.
I only saw him once after he retired. But, when I retired and became fire chief of Sedgwick County Fire District 1, Wichita, Ks., he sent me a nice letter of congratulations and wished me well. That meant a lot. He was a class act, I will never forget him.

Max also had quite a bit of athletic skill, he could of played semi-pro ball, but, stayed and played for WFD.

Max, thanks for all that you taught me, you were a great mentor. My prayers are with your family at this time.

A Brother Firefighter and Chief,

Gary Curmode

Dorothy Montgomery

August 4, 2012

Many happy and precious memories come to mind when I think of Max & Barbara. Their faith, service and trust in the Lord was an inspiration to our family. Thinking of you with heartfelt sympathy and prayers.

Harry Simpson

August 4, 2012

I remember Max from the late 60's in Wichita, KS when I started playing fast-pitch softball. He was winding down his playing days but coached his young son Randy's team for a few years. He was a very personable, friendly man and always had a smile on his face. A joy to be around. I like to think that Max and his family are now reunited in a place where there are only happy tears.

John Mort

August 1, 2012

I knew Max for years from working with him at the City- I recall him stopping by my office and we'd have nice conversations. I knew his son Randy over the years from his love of music which we both shared. Max and I talked after Randy's passing. I could sense from Max the heart felt sting of losing his son. For the past several years I would pass Max as I drove to work,walking his dog from his golf cart. I would beep and wave and Max would send back a hearty wave and smile. I always thought, he's a good man! I trust Max is reunited now with his beloved Barbara, sons and brother resting in the love and presence of the Lord. It was a pleasure knowing Max, he left legacy. Thanks Max, you will be missed.

Roy Gibson

July 31, 2012

My sincerest condolences to Max's family. I so much enjoyed getting to work with Max at the City of Sanibel and his ongoing visits after his retirement. He was always sincerely interested in "how are things with you?" and I always looked forward to his "glad it's yours" birthday greetings. His legacy will always live on here.

Tony Balog

July 31, 2012

I've known Max since he started with the City. Max would stop by my office from time to time, not looking for something or a task for you to do, but just to see how you were doing with a nice friendly visit. Max was a NASCAR fan and had access to season Daytona tickets. He knew I was also a fan and if he wasn't attending a race he would contact me to see if I would like to use them. Max was a good person, well liked and will be greatly missed RIP Max....

Larry &carol Ryan

July 30, 2012

We saw Max Everyday for 8 years walking Valentne past our house at C21. What a wonderful couple he and Barb were and were so very much in love.At least they are back together again...God Bless!

Sharon & Art Gibson

July 30, 2012

My friend Max! A friend to all - I am going to miss your visits at City Hall - going to miss waving to you on my way to and from work - I knew immediately your passing was from a broken heart - - "my wife Barbara" - - she, the definition of a Lady, and you, the definition of a gentleman. Going to miss you My Friend.

Judy and Don Bengel

July 30, 2012

Max and Barb were our next door neighbors in C21. I can't believe they are both gone now. They were truly a wonderful example of a lady and a gentleman. We will miss them both, Max from his golf cart with Valentine and Barb as a great neighbor. I know you are reunited now as you should be. Rest in peace together, my friends.