Maximilien John Van Wormer

May 22, 1994November 12, 2020

Maximilien “Max” John Van Wormer lost his life unexpectedly on Thursday, November 12th 2020 at the age of 26. Max was born and raised in Mason, Michigan, and was a well loved member of the Mason community.

Max was a friend to all, whether he knew you or not. Max is survived by his father, Keith Van Wormer, sister, Myah Satterelli, grandparents, Phyllis and Joe Collazo, mother, Patricia Theakston, and stepfather, Bob Theakston.

Max loved his family and friends infinitely, and always offered a hug. He lived in his father’s home with his father and 4 roommates. He had a keen sense of independence, humor, and street smarts. His laugh was contagious and he always knew how to be the life of the party. He had a love for music, dancing, pop culture, McDonalds, Mountain Dew, and any type of treat. He attended Heartwood school for many years before enrolling himself in Mason High School. Max eventually returned to Heartwood, where he graduated in 2019 from the SAIL Program. Max was very popular and always made his presence known with a grand entrance. He loved attending football games, walking to Quality Dairy, and connecting with his friends and family through social media.

The town of Mason will not feel the same without Max, and he will be missed by all.

A memorial service will be held in Mason in Max’s honor in the Spring, with details to follow.

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Sue Rabidoux

November 23, 2020

Max Van Wormer was in a class that I taught at Ingham Int. Schools and he was the "life of the class". He loved to make people laugh and simply enjoyed being with people. He was always a kind person and he always thought about others and how he could be helpful to others in the class. He never let his difficulties keep him down and always tried his best. He will be sadly missed by those in his circle. Sue Rabidoux

Barb VanDyke

November 23, 2020

Myah and family,
I was so sorry to hear of Max's passing. I hadn't seen him around lately but one of my fond memories was seeing him come and go from the skate park. Since we live just down the street I may have driven by a few times one day and each time I passed I saw Max in a different outfit. I got a kick out of that. I specifically recall one black, leather, fringed jacket that Max ROCKED! He was a beam of joy for us all! Prayers to you.... Barb V.

Andrew Smith

November 22, 2020

Max, you were definitely one of a kind, my friend. I want to thank you for constantly reminding me that family is everything. And you, Myah and your Dad absorbed us into yours immediately. You gave us a bright reminder daily of how to live a life well, and for that, we will always be eternally grateful. Stay strong, say hi to Big Jim, and rest easy knowing that your legacy in Mason and beyond will never falter. Love you buddy.

Steve VanDyke

November 22, 2020

It is true "the town of Mason will not feel the same without Max"! He is between my sons ages, so we have seen Max often through the years. The kids enjoyed him at the skate park, and we all have enjoyed Max at all of our downtown events. Especially musical events! Rest in peace Max, you will forever be in the hearts of us all here in Mason! Gods peace be with the family

David McCormick

November 22, 2020

I met Max when my wife(Cathy) was one of his teachers. His obituary summed up well how active and influential Max was in the Mason community. Max was more than special!

James O'Brien

November 22, 2020

Max has been a wonderful neighbor, always upbeat and laughing and he remembered your name when you spoke to him. He traveled the alley or on Oak Street daily heading uptown and we always enjoyed a Hello when he passed by.

The best day of the year though was Halloween when Max would come by and cheer everyone up all around him. We are certain he will have a major presence in Heaven.

All our love to his Father and family members.

Kevin and Louann O'Brien

Lisa Arens

November 22, 2020

Keith and Myah, My heart broke to hear about Max! He was a wonderful guy! I know you, your community and many others will greatly miss him! My prayers and sympathy go out to you!
Love you, Lisa

Robert Peck

November 22, 2020

I was Max's bus driver for a couple years, he was always a joy to be around, my sympathys to his family and friend's, will miss seeing him walking around in Mason!

Brian Casler

November 21, 2020

I always remember Max would get on my school bus and make me laugh all the way to school, He always would make my day brighter and I always loved to drive him to school and then he would come out of school with a big smile and tell me that he was going home with dad and he would always tell me to have a good day. I’m going to really miss you Max

Deb Hoover

November 21, 2020

Keith, I was stunned to see Max's obit. Have so many fond memories of him. I remember the day you shared the story of him enrolling himself at Mason. Max had a mind of his own. He danced to his own drum. Max was loved by all. Your were Max's hero.
Deb Hoover


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