OBITUARY

Max Martin Achleman

March 23, 1928November 9, 2018
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Max Martin Achleman, 90, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Friday, November 9, 2018 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Born March 23, 1928 in Fort Wayne, he was the son of the late Lawrence and Margaret (Martin) Achleman. After graduating from South Side High School, he was a Korean War veteran having served in the U.S. Navy for four years. Max was a draftsman/engineer with International Harvester/Navistar for 40 years, from which he retired. An active lifelong Presbyterian, having attended Westminster and most currently, Grace Presbyterian, he served in many roles such as deacon, usher and many other committees. He was also a member of the American Legion, VFW, South Side “Has Beens”, and International Harvester “Heroes”. An avid golfer, he also enjoyed gardening and landscaping. Surviving are his daughters, Margaret Fish and Anne Achleman, both of Fort Wayne, Ellen (Patrick) Felts of Austin, Texas, and Nancy (Ron) Leef of Fort Wayne; seven grandchildren, Ross (Megan) Giuffre, Colin (Farida) Stark, Max (Darla) Felts, Emily (Eric) (Felts) Reynolds, Kristen (Nick) Minnich, Alyssa (Jeff) Remster, and Jackson Leef; and seven great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Carol (Hurter) Achleman. Funeral Service will be 10:30am on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at Grace Presbyterian Church, 1811 Fairhill Dr., Fort Wayne, with calling one hour prior. Pastor Robert Brown officiating. Calling will also be from 3-7pm on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at Hockemeyer and Miller Funeral home, 6131 St. Joe Rd., Fort Wayne. Burial at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Fort Wayne. Preferred memorials to Grace Presbyterian Church or Honor Flight of NE Indiana. For online condolences, please visit www.hockemeyermillerfh.com.

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  • Grace Presbyterian Church
  • Honor Flight of Northeast Indiana

Services

  • Calling Wednesday, November 14, 2018
  • Calling Thursday, November 15, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, November 15, 2018
REMEMBERING

Max Martin Achleman

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Max Robison

November 13, 2018

Ellen & Family:
Please accept condolences from Honor Flight Northeast Indiana at the passing of your father, Max Achelman. I remember so well his flight with us back in April of this year and was pleased that he was able to accompany us on that flight and be able to honor him for his service to our country and I know that you were proud to have been his guardian.

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August 2014

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Gramps with Great Grandaughter Hayden

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Dad with Pat who he treated like his son. Lots of love.

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Grandson Ross in DC April 2018 Honor Flight.

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With daughter Ellen April 2018 Honor Flight.

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On our way to DC. Thank Honor Flight NE Indiana.

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Arrived in DC with Grandson Ross at the gate.

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Ross & Megan with Great Grandchildren Mara and Noah in DC April 2018 Honor Flight.

Biography

Max Martin Achleman, 90, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Friday, November 9, 2018 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Born March 23, 1928 in Fort Wayne, he was the son of the late Lawrence and Margaret (Martin) Achleman. After graduating from South Side High School, he was a Korean War veteran having served in the U.S. Navy for four years. Max was a draftsman/engineer with International Harvester/Navistar for 40 years, from which he retired. An active lifelong Presbyterian, having attended Westminster and most currently, Grace Presbyterian, he served in many roles such as deacon, usher and many other committees. He was also a member of the American Legion, VFW, South Side “Has Beens”, and International Harvester “Heroes”. An avid golfer, he also enjoyed gardening and landscaping. Surviving are his daughters, Margaret Fish and Anne Achleman, both of Fort Wayne, Ellen (Patrick) Felts of Austin, Texas, and Nancy (Ron) Leef of Fort Wayne; seven grandchildren, Ross (Megan) Giuffre, Colin (Farida) Stark, Max (Darla) Felts, Emily (Eric) (Felts) Reynolds, Kristen (Nick) Minnich, Alyssa (Jeff) Remster, and Jackson Leef; and seven great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Carol (Hurter) Achleman. Funeral Service will be 10:30am on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at Grace Presbyterian Church, 1811 Fairhill Dr., Fort Wayne, with calling one hour prior. Pastor Robert Brown officiating. Calling will also be from 3-7pm on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at Hockemeyer and Miller Funeral home, 6131 St. Joe Rd., Fort Wayne. Burial at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Fort Wayne. Preferred memorials to Grace Presbyterian Church or Honor Flight of NE Indiana. For online condolences, please visit www.hockemeyermillerfh.com.