Max Levis, 94, a longtime resident of Marshalltown, Iowa, passed away on Friday, July 2, 2021 at the Iowa Veteran’s Home under the care of Iowa River Hospice.
Services for Max will be held on Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints beginning at 2:00 P.M. A visitation for family and friends will be held on Tuesday, July 6, 2021 from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home. Memorial’s in Max’s name may be directed to the VFW of Marshalltown. For additional information or to send a condolence please visit www.mitchellfh.com or call 641-844-1234. Mitchell Family Funeral Home is caring for Max and his family.
Max Trey Levis was born October 12, 1926 to parents John and Nellie (Clark) Levis in Marshalltown, Iowa. He attended school within Marshalltown until the age of 16 when he enlisted in the United States Navy during World War II. He served his country from 1944-1946 until he was honorably discharged.
On April 9, 1952, Max was united in marriage to the love of his life Margaret Schweinbart in Moline, Illinois. The began a family of their own raising their four children together. Max worked as a carpenter and built a number of houses over the years. The two celebrated 57 years of marriage until Margaret’s passing in 2009.
In his free time, Max loved to go on numerous outdoor adventures, going fishing and camping. He loved to tend to his garden where he grew many tomato plants. His love of building things carried into his home life where he built a number of birdhouses and bookshelves over the years for his friends and family. All in all, he was a jack of all traits and loved his dog Lady.
Left to remember and cherish his memory are his children Sharon (Larry) Gray and Bruce Levis; his grandchildren, Victoria Chelf, James Chelf, Adam Levis, Ryan Levis, and William Levis; his great-grandchildren, Blake Wright, Aaliyah Chelf, Jay Danner, Deven Levis and Ayden Levis; his sister, Velda Nichols; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret; his children, Lee Levis and Donna Orr; his great-grandson, Keegan Levis; his siblings, Homer Levis, Bert Levis, Norma Bennett, and Lee Levis; and his parents John and Nellie Levis.