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Max Allen Spurgin

Max Allen Spurgin, 94, Indianapolis passed away Thursday, March 6, 2014.

He was born May 31, 1919, in Columbus, to the late Albert and Nell (Thompson) Spurgin. Max married Mildred Burns on Dec. 6, 1943. This past December they celebrated 70 years of marriage.

Max was a World War II U.S. Army veteran serving in the European Theater. He was a radar technician and was in the Battle of the Bulge.

After his time of service, Max was involved in many aspects of industrial sales. He sold insurance for Indianapolis Life and later was active selling industrial bailers for Piqua Engineering. In retirement, Max was a greeter at Meijer and Walmart.

Max was a 55-year member of Southport Presbyterian Church. He served as a deacon, elder and sang in the choir.

In his free time he was an avid sports fan who enjoyed watching IU basketball and the Cincinnati Reds.

He is survived by his wife, Mildred (Burns) Spurgin; sons, Dr. Greg (Roselyn) Spurgin of Indianapolis, Randy (Sara) Spurgin of Madison, Conn., Brad Spurgin of Noblesville, Steve (Pam) Spurgin of Greenwood and Rod Spurgin of Indianapolis; daughters Beverly (Kurt) Nitsch of Indianapolis, Kimberly Pannell of Greenwood, Melinda (Tom) Brooks of Greenwood and Sheila (Craig) Fall of Indianapolis; 21 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren with one on the way.

Max was preceded in passing by his parents and one brother, Dr. Hugh Spurgin.

The service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Southport Presbyterian Church in the Worship Center, 7525 McFarland Blvd., Indianapolis. Visitation will be 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center, 7602 Madison Ave., Indianapolis, and from 10 a.m. until the hour of service Monday at the church.

Memorial contributions have been suggested to the Southport Presbyterian Church Memorial Gifts Fund in care of the funeral home.

Information: www.singletonmortuary.com.

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