Max A. Roesler, III

October 12, 1933 - August 25, 2021

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Monday, August 30, 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home, Wolcottville Chapel


Tuesday, August 31, 11:00 AM
St. Gaspar Catholic Church, Rome City


Max A. Roesler, III, 87, of Rome City died Wednesday, August 25, 2021, at his residence with his family at his side.

Born October 12, 1933, in White Plains, New York, to Max A. Roesler, II and Elizabeth (Loos) Roesler, Max attended Central Catholic High School in Ft. Wayne and graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1955, after which he honorably served in the U.S. Navy.

Max married Mary V. “Ginny” Kenny in Chicago, on November 8, 1958; she survives.

Mr. Roesler retired in 1996 as Treasurer of Lincoln National Corp. in Fort Wayne, after an earlier stint with Midwestern United Life Ins. Co (MULIC). He was a CPA and CFA.

Max was Dad, Grandpa, husband, executive, servant leader, faith-filled child of God, dog lover, gardener, fisherman, and friend, extraordinaire.

He was a member of St. Gaspar Catholic Church in Rome City, and of the Albion Rotary Club. Max served on numerous community boards, including the Community Foundation of Noble County, Parkview Hospital, Victory Knoll Sisters, and was instrumental in founding the Parkview Noble Hospital.

Surviving are his wife of nearly 63 years, Ginny Roesler of Rome City; two sons, Max (Kathy) Roesler, IV of Fort Wayne and Michael (Karen) Roesler of Fort Wayne; two daughters, Sheila Roesler of Indianapolis and Susan Garringer of Rome City; a daughter-in-law, Jennette Thomas of Reading, Massachusetts; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; 1 great great-grandchild; and 6 additional spouses who helped make it happen, and/or may yet add to the count!

Max was preceded in death by a son, Mark Roesler; a brother, Karl Roesler; and a sister, Ann Wilson.

Visitation is Monday, August 30, 2021, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Young Family Funeral Home, Wolcottville Chapel, State Road 9 North, Wolcottville. A Rosary service begins at 7:30 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, August 31, 2021, at 11 a.m. at St. Gaspar Catholic Church in Rome City with Father Osman Ramos officiating.

Burial will follow at St. Gaspar Catholic Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Ben Garringer, Max Roesler V, Thomas Roesler, Max Roesler IV, Michael Roesler, Mike Roesler, DO, and Jack Flynn.

Preferred memorials may be directed to Community Foundation of Noble County (Max & Elizabeth Roesler Memorial Scholarship Fund) or Parkview Noble Hospice.

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Guest Book

Barbara S Kowalczyk
September 1st, 2021 1:41pm

Max was one of my favorite managers. He taught me many technical aspects of the job, but more importantly he taught me many great lessons on how to manage the process and the people around us. Always a straight shooter. One of my favorite quotes - " Now I will tell you what really went on at that staff meeting". My sympathies to his family.

Joyce Goggin
September 1st, 2021 2:34am

Our Goggin family was together when we heard about Max……….what a loss of a really great guy…………we started talking about different experiences we had with your family ………… mostly of good times……….I remember one time we were all volunteering at St. Henry’s and Ginny and Bill said when it was their time to go just put them in their front yards because they loved our neighborhoods so much……….. Please accept our sympathies about Max and know his life was well lived…….. Bill, Joyce, Katie, Patrick and Megan

Jennifer (Wilson) Johnson
August 31st, 2021 1:34am
Liberty Hill, Texas

My condolences to my beloved Aunt Ginny and all of my Roesler cousins. Memories of Uncle Max will forever be etched in my mind. I love you all, and wishing Uncle Max the most perfect fishing days in heaven. I ❤ you!

Jamie (Berg) Hall
August 30th, 2021 7:06pm
South Bend IN

My deepest condolences to your family. Max was a man of integrity! He looked out for all of us in the neighborhood. May he rest peacefully in Heaven.

Kristin Kasper
August 30th, 2021 6:07pm
Rome City

Max was a kind and energetic man. We shall miss him around the Sylvan Lake, Spring Beach Circle. He always had a smile and a joke to tell. Keep them laughing in heaven, Max!

Jennifer Shultz
August 30th, 2021 1:04pm

Sincere condolences to the family. Max was a champion for many great things. It was an honor to work with him through the Community Foundation of Noble County.

Tina Fetter Drzewiecki
August 29th, 2021 8:03pm
Garrett Indiana

What a wonderful man and a such a fun co-worker! I worked in the Treasurer’s Department at Lincoln Life for many years. My deepest sympathy to your entire family. Prayers.

Jim Shearer
August 29th, 2021 3:39pm
zAngola, IN

Sincerest condolences from all my family to all of yours. Max was long a dear friend to me.

Kathy Imler
August 29th, 2021 3:33pm

What a great, long, wonderful life Max had! Thinking of you all fondly from Bishop Luers times--Ginny, Max, Sheila, Sue, Mike. I'm hoping all the good memories sustain you in the days ahead. Peace and prayers. Kathy Imler

Jan Kauffman
August 28th, 2021 11:09pm

Seldom do we meet someone with such a genuine heart and soul as Max and his family. It was truly and honor to be able to spend time with each of you. God Bless each and wrap his loving arms around you.

Maureen kenny
August 28th, 2021 6:34pm
Deerfield beach , fll

We all loved you dearly Uncle Max Thank you for being out best Uncle and brother in- law .Maureen Kenny family

Julie Buttgen
August 28th, 2021 3:01am

I enjoyed knowing and working with Max through the many Parkview Noble Hospital events! He really was a great supporter of our local hospital and our Community Foundation! Prayers for his family as they celebrate his life well-lived!

Linda Shultz
August 27th, 2021 10:31pm

Deepest sympathy to all of you. Rotary will not be the same without him. Linda Shultz