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Max D. "Butch" Pierson

March 11, 1947 ~ May 23, 2020 (age 73)

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Waterloo, IN:  Max D. “Butch” Pierson, 73, died Saturday, May 23, 2020 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.  He was born on March 11, 1947 at the Sauder Hospital in Auburn to the late Harold M. and Daisy Alice (Kelley) Pierson.

He was a graduate of Butler High School, Class of 1966.  He served in the U.S. Army from 1966-1968 during the Vietnam War.

Max retired from Kraft Foods in Kendallville after 40 years of service.  He enjoyed traveling and camping.  Max was a lifetime member of St.  Mark’s Lutheran Church in Butler until closing and then attended Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Harlan, IN.  He was a member of the Butler American Legion Post #202 and the VFW Post #2749 in Kendallville, IN.

Max is survived by one brother; Keith Pierson of Fort Wayne and two sisters; Alice Maloy of Waterloo and Mary Grimm of Auburn.  Also surviving are 5 nieces, 2 nephews and numerous great- nieces/nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents Harold M. and Daisy Alice (Kelley) Pierson.

Private services and burial will be held Friday, May 29 2020 with Pastor Vicky Coombs of Holy Trinity Lutheran officiating. Burial will follow in Waterloo Cemetery with military honors conducted by the United States Army and Kendallville VFW Post #2749.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 28, 2020 from 5 – 7 pm at H.E. Johnson & Sons Funeral Home, 212 N. Broadway Butler, IN.

As we will be practicing social distancing and other guidelines set forth by the Indiana State Board of Health during COVID-19, we request and thank you for your cooperation.

 Family requests memorials be given in memory of Max Pierson to:  Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 18330 State Road 37, Harlan, IN.  46743 and/or American Heart Association,  6500 Technology Center Dr Ste 100, Indianapolis, IN 46278

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May 28, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
H.E. Johnson & Sons Funeral Home
212 N. Broadway
Butler, IN 46721

Private Services

H.E. Johnson & Sons Funeral Home
212 N. Broadway
Butler, IN 46721


Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
18330 State Road 37, Harlan IN 46743

American Heart Association
6500 Technology Center Dr. Ste. 100, Indianapolis IN 46278

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