Max Sandmeyer


Max Ray Sandmeyer, 70, of Greenwood, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016.

Born April 12, 1946 in Fort Wayne, he was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam war, where he was the recipient of two Purple Hearts.

He served on the Illinois State Police for 30 years, retiring in 1993.

He was a member of the American Legion, FOP and the NRA.

Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Sharon Kay Sandmeyer; children, Candee (Jerry) Myers; stepchildren, Wendy (Robert) Schwartz and BillyJack Mefford; mother, Francis (Slusher) Sandmeyer; three grandchildren, McKenzie Schwartz, Jackson Schwartz and Christian Mefford; and siblings, Duane Sandmeyer, Barbara Perry, Maxine Thatcher and David Sandmeyer.

He was preceded in death by his father, Dewey.

Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday at G. H. Herrmann Greenwood Funeral Home, 1605 S. State Road 135, followed by the service at 1 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Indiana State Police Memorial Fund.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at

Honorary pallbearers are Billy Jack Mefford, Christian Mefford, Robert Schwartz, McKenzie Schwartz, Jackson Schwartz, Jerry Meyers and Don Murphy.