Max Louis Nolte age 80, of Marengo, passed away Sunday evening July 14, 2019 at Colonial Manor of Amana. Funeral Mass: 10:00 a.m., Saturday July 20, 2019 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Marengo with Father David Wilkening officiating. Burial: Calvary Cemetery, Marengo with Military Honors. Visitation: 4-7 p.m., Friday July 19, 2019 at Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo with a Vigil Service at 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorials may be contributed to Essence of Life Hospice or the Marengo American Legion.
He is survived by his wife, Jeanne; three sons Nick (Jill) Nolte of Cedar Rapids, Nathan (Amy) Nolte of North Liberty, and Nevin (Amandajean) Nolte of Cedar Falls, seven grandchildren; Garret, Brody and Carley Nolte of Cedar Rapids, Lucy and Lizzie Nolte of North Liberty, and Louis and Sarah Nolte of Cedar Falls. Also surviving are his siblings, Audrey (Emery) Heagney of Salem OR, Daniel (Diane) Nolte of Watkins, Miriam Nolte of Plymouth MN, and Marilyn Nolte also of Plymouth. He was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers, Louis, Paul, John, David and Charles.
Max was born June 16, 1939 in Watkins, Iowa the son of Louis Henry Nolte and Vernie Buscher Nolte. He received his education in the Norway Schools and graduated from Norway High School in 1956. He served in the U.S. Army in 1962 and 1963 stationed at Fort Carson in Colorado and Fort Bliss in Texas. Max married Jeanne Slattery on June 5, 1970. Max started working at Amana Refrigeration following high school. Upon his return from the service he was a semi driver for Amana for 35 years, for a total of 42 years with Amana.
Max was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Marengo American Legion Post 76, and the Marengo Golf Club. He assisted with Meals on Wheels, and also was a member of the MGM Band, where he played guitar. He enjoyed bridge and playing golf. He especially enjoyed following his grandkids games and activities.