Max Morden

Max Morden of Tecumseh, by way of Macon, has been called home. This time he actually listened, peacefully passing to the afterlife on August 12. They can’t possibly be prepared.

Born in 1936, he was predeceased by his wife Sharron, parents Herb and Emogean, and younger sister Suzy. He is survived by sisters Meredith (Herb), Patty (Eric), and Marilyn (Herb). Also survived by his son Max (Robyn), stepchildren Linda (Todd), Mike (Monica), David (Marilyn), Tom, and grandchildren Matthew, Amanda, Kayla, Cole, Daniella, Dominique, and Dakota. The remainder of his large and loving family are too numerous to list.

 Max was called by a number of names including: Popeye, Pops, Papa Max, Senior, Dad, Grandpa, and probably some not suitable for print. He liked things in their place, and didn't mind putting people in their place when called for. Known to many, he could often be seen stopped along the side of the road just to speak with those that would ask about his zippy red car.

Walleye fishing on Lake Erie, skiing on Sand Lake, driving The Pumpkin, dancing, musicals, Miles Davis, female vocalists, dogs, Mustangs, woodworking, hunting, casinos, cinnamon rolls, friends, and family were just some of the things he enjoyed.

Graced with a smile that could light up a room and a laugh that was mischievous and infectious, Max loved having a good time but never shied away from hard work, and knew how to get things done. (He did shy away from snakes, however). Max spent many years working hours upon hours at the Ford Rawsonville Plant after proudly serving the United States Navy, and working a stint at Tecumseh Products. Along the way, he garnered a collection of tattoos that always sparked wonderment and conversation. When not working at the factory, he could be found tending to his roses, landscaping his property, fixing, tinkering, polishing cars, repairing his home, or whatever else was needed. When it was time for fun, he knew how to do that as well. Going to movies, taking the kids tubing, snowmobiling, attending concerts, baseball games and anything else in which his family was involved was how Max loved to spend his time. He was a proud man, father, husband, grandfather, son, brother, uncle, cousin, nephew, in-law, veteran, and friend, who had a sense of fashion that few others could pull off. He was a remarkable person who will be well missed by those that love him.

We invite you to celebrate Max’s life on Saturday, August 19 at the Tecumseh Chapel of Handler Funeral Home. Visitation begins at 11 a.m., followed by a 1 p.m. funeral service. Burial will be in Lenawee Hills Memorial Gardens with military honors under the auspices of American Legion Post No. 34 and VFW Post No. 4187.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Great Lakes Caring Hospice Foundation will be gladly welcomed and genuinely appreciated.

Condolences may be offered to the family at


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