Max A. House

November 5, 1933February 6, 2014
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Max A. House of Mason, MI died on Thursday February 6, 2014 at the age of 80. Born on November 5, 1933 to Albert and Pearl (Landon) House and they preceded him in death. Also preceded in death are Sisters Bernadine Arnst, Sybil Johnson, and brother Francis House. Max served his country in Korea and upon his return began a career as an electrician with General Motors and retired after 35 years of loyal service. He enjoyed fishing in the UP with special friends, Jan and Bob French, and loved nature and animals especially his dog buddies DJ, Sasha, Lupe, and Mr. Peabody. He also loved to read and solve crossword puzzles. He enjoyed puttering in the garden and was a quiet and gentle man with a subtle sense of humor. Max was always someone you could count on and was also known to family and friends to be the "repairman extraordinaire". Max enjoyed watching sports especially the MSU Spartans and the Detroit Tigers. He was a devoted Husband, Father, and Grandfather and is survived by his loving wife Janis, and would celebrate 50 years of marriage on May 1, 2014. Also survived by 8 children: Deborah (Ron) Adani, James (Anna) Taylor, Roberta (Art) Allen, Robert (AnnaBrit) Taylor, Pamela Patterson, Mark (Sandra) House, Andrew House, Matthew House: 11 Grandchildren; Emily (Eric) Chandley, Janet (Aaron) Ziegler, Thorin Taylor, Robert Taylor II, Leanne (Josh) Banister, Lori (Derek) Payne, Stephen Patterson, Kelsey Patterson, Anthony and Dino Adani, and Shaney (Chad) Klein: 6 Great Grandchildren; Caitlyn and Leah Chandley, Kaitlyn and Keira Banister, Elijah Payne, and Emma Klein. Max will be greatly missed by his family and friends and we look forward to seeing him in our heavenly home. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 12:00 p.m at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 621 S. Jefferson, Mason, MI. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Wednesday, between 10:00 a.m. & 12:00 p.m. Those desiring may make contributions to Ingham Co. Humane Society, 600 Curtis, Mason, MI 48854 or Lansing City Rescue Mission, 2216 S. Cedar St., Lansing, MI 48910. The family is being served by the Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Mason, MI. On-line condolences may be made at


  • Funeral Service Wednesday, February 12, 2014
  • Visitation Wednesday, February 12, 2014

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Teresa Tucker

February 11, 2014

I was sad to hear the passing of Max and my prayers are with you all.
One of my favorite memories of Max was fishing with him in the UP and he caught a big steel head and I was the netter! He was a kind and gentle soul. God Bless

Rocky Tharp

February 10, 2014

Max is one of the good ones, a more even tempered man would be hard to find. I being just another nieghborhood kid was always treated so kindly by the man with the wrench in his hand

Anna Taylor

February 9, 2014

Sending my love and condolences to all of you. Max will be greatly missed by all who were lucky enough to know him.

Rhonda Dorris

February 9, 2014

So sorry for your lose Mark and Sandy.. It could never be easy to loose a parent.. May God give you peace, strength and comfort.. Love always, Rhonda

Rick & Sandi Cook

February 9, 2014

Sandi and I would like to convey our condolences to your entire family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May the God Lord bless you all and wrap you in his loving arms.

February 9, 2014

So sorry for your loss. Max was such a kind man. I know how much my brother-in-law Mark House loved his father. My heart goes out to all of you. God Bless.
Melissa Cortright.