Years of Service: 1965-1967
Max was born on May 31, 1946 in Manchester, IA and graduated from Coggon High School. Max served honorably in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War from 1965-1967. He was united in marriage to Donna Johnson on November 7, 1970 in Independence, IA. Max was President of Betenbender Manufacturing, located in Coggon, IA. He was also a member of the Coggon American Legion Post #362 and an avid collector of U.S. Military vehicles, displaying them for many years at area parades and festivals. Max derived great enjoyment of displaying his military artifacts and vehicles to the public so others could enjoy them as much as he did. He was a strong supporter of our U.S. Military Service Members and our Veterans. Max was a true patriot as he dearly loved the United States of America. Sadly, Max passed away on September 20, 2019. Max was a true friend to all.