Max Arlen Shaff

July 6, 1935January 14, 2021

Max Arlen Shaff, age 85, of Salem, Oregon passed away on Thursday, January 14, 2021.

Max was born July 6, 1935 in Britton, South Dakota to Louis and Lillian (Bratsveen) Shaff. He graduated from Salem High School.

Max and his partner, Nanette DeLoach, spent 46-happy years together. He worked as a painter for 35-years. He was a member of Salem Golf Club and had a passion for hunting, fishing, and golf.

Max is survived by his partner, Nanette; two children, daughter, Connie Raynor of Roseburg, Oregon and son, Martin Shaff of Eugene, Oregon; 4 granddaughters, Sarah, Elizabeth, Hailey, and Shelby; 3 great-grandchhildren; sister, Beverly Vance of Keizer, Oregon; and brother, Don Shaff of Durango, Colorado. He was preceded in death by his brother, Gary Shaff.

A memorial service for Max will be held Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 11:00 AM at Howell, Edwards, Doerksen with Rigdon-Ransom Funeral Directors, 1350 Commercial Street SE, Salem, OR 97302, with an outdoor reception immediately following. The service will also be Live Streamed through the funeral home's Facebook page.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Shaff family.


  • Memorial Service

    Wednesday, February 24, 2021



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Ledayna Scott

January 28, 2021

Uncle Max was always so sweet and happy whenever I was around him, so sorry Nancy, Connie, Marty and all who mourn. Aunt Bev and Dad always remember the happy times with your baby brother, he was well loved. God blessed us with him.

Becky deVries-Wong

January 27, 2021

So sorry to hear of Max's passing. I send my deepest sympathy to all his family and friends. I hope the many memories you have will help you find comfort at this difficult time.

Barbara Hopkins

January 25, 2021

I only met Max twice, when he came to the pool group lunch. He had to have his coffee mug. I’m so sorry for your loss. It’s so hard when we can’t meet in person to share your loss.