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Max Eugene Robart

September 25, 1931October 16, 2019

Max E. Robart, 88, of Fort Wayne was taken to his eternal home by his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, October 16, 2019. He was born on September 25, 1931 in Rockcreek, Indiana, the son of the late Russell and Mildred Robart. Max attended and played basketball for Tri-State University until he joined the U.S. Navy. He proudly served our country as a Storekeeper on the USS Henry W. Tucker. Upon his return from the service, he finished his degree in Accounting in Fort Wayne. He worked at First Federal Savings and Loan for 27 years and later at People's Federal in Auburn until his retirement. Max was an avid golfer and enjoyed spending time with friends on the golf course and with his family. He was an active member at Trinity English Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne. He will forever be remembered for his kindness, patience and integrity. Surviving are his children, Mark (Debbie) Robart, Susan Robart, Diane (Jeff) Taner, and Sarah (Dean) Didion; sister, Doris Smurr; and eight grandchildren. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Alice; and sisters, Wanda Pfafman and Janice Lash. Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at Trinity English Lutheran Church, 450 W. Washington Blvd., Fort Wayne with visitation one hour prior. Burial will be in Concordia Cemetery Gardens, Fort Wayne. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be left to Trinity English Lutheran Church. Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Home, Fort Wayne is handling arrangements.


  • Trinity English Lutheran Church


  • Visitation Wednesday, October 23, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, October 23, 2019
  • Final Resting Place: Concordia Cemetery Gardens Wednesday, October 23, 2019


Max Eugene Robart

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October 23, 2019

The Max Eugene Robart Family:

Please accept my deepest sympathy on the loss of your loved one, Max Eugene Robart.

God's Blessings to the Robart Family>


William C. Phillips Sr.

Member Trinity English Lutheran Church

David Friedrich

October 22, 2019

My condolences to the Robart Family.

I worked for Max at First Federal Savings and Loan during the 1970’s and early 1980’s in the Appraisal Department as Chief Appraiser. Max was a great leader as President and it was a pleasure to work with him in my professional field at the Savings and Loan. He enjoyed going to the IPFW basketball games and I had the opportunity on a few occasions to take him to a few games and meet up with former employees of ours at the games. Now he is reunited with his wife, Alice!

David C. Friedrich

Pat Rinehart

October 21, 2019

RIP, Mr. Robart! You were a kind and professional man. You never missed saying hello even to just a "teller." You always had a ready smile for everyone. You will be missed.

Jeanie Stelle

October 21, 2019

To Max's family: I am so very sorry for your loss. I worked with Max
at First Federal Savings and Loan for 12 years. He was a good man;
one of the great ones. Our First Federal family during those years was very special and he lead the way. My most sincere sympathy to all his family and friends.
He will be remembered fondly.
Jeanie Stelle

Cindy Jollief

October 19, 2019

I was so fortunate to have worked with Max at Peoples Federal. As my boss, he was always fair and was interested in your opinion. After he retired, he’d stop in the Avilla office when he and your mom would come to eat at the St. James. He’d give me a hug and that big smile of his. Golf was always one of his favorite topics, of course! Your dad was a very special person.
He will be dearly missed.

Mona Brown

October 19, 2019

Sorry for your loss! Max was my boss at Peoples. He was such a kind, caring person. After he retired he would stop in and say hello!! He always gave me a big hug. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you! You had a great dad!!!