Max Oixler was born on Jan. 1, 1919 in Marcus, to Clarence and Emma Godwin. He lived in Aurelia from 1926 through 1980, then lived in Johnstown, Colo. from 1980 to 2000, before moving to Loveland, Colo. in September 2000.
He graduated from Aurelia High School in 1937. Max served in the U.S. Navy during WWII from Jan. 13, 1942 through Jan. 16, 1946. He was married to Phyllis Skinner on Oct. 1949 in Iowa., and she passed away in 1966. He was married to Ruby Halstrom Hazen on Dec. 26, 1969. Max farmed in Aurelia until 1980. He was a member of the Memorial Presbyterian Church in Cherokee and attended Resurrection Fellowship in Loveland. Max belonged to the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Max loved spending time with his family.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis; infant daughter, Karen.
He is survived by his wife, Ruby Pixler of Loveland, Colo.; step-children, Gary Hazen and his wife Mary of Eaton, Colo., Nancy Conley of Westminster, Colo., Beverly Berger and her husband Gary of Cleveland, Minn., David Hazen and his wife Janet of Loveland, Colo.; eight step-grandchildren, Suzette Fitzgerald and her husband Jeffrey, Gary Berger, Jr. and his wife Heather, Tiffany Hazen, Sharise King and her husband Jimmy, Erick Hazen and his wife Allison, Melanie Tauscher and her husband Joel, Christina Hazen, and Matthew Hazen; 10 great-step-grandchildren; sister, Joyce Dady and her husband Fred of Kayserville, Utah; brother-in-law, Bob Swearingen.