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John “Max” Krauss

03/29/1934 - 09/07/2023
Service Date: 09/14/2023
Service Time: 11:00 am
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 977 E Broadway Rd. Mesa
Visitation Date: 09/14/2023
Visitation Time: 10:00 am
Visitation Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Interment: City Of Mesa Cemetery

Remembering with love our sweet Max Krauss who passed away peacefully in his home. He was 89 and a half years old. He is survived by his immediate and extended family, and will continue to be cherished and deeply loved by all who knew him.


He was a precious man who loved his family more than life itself, including parents, siblings, children, grandchildren and extended family. As a father and being a master storyteller, he filled his young daughters with sweet memories and teachings. His widow describes him as the “wind beneath her wings.” 


He was raised in the great depression and learned early to be frugal to protect his family.  Despite his humble circumstances, he worked hard to provide for them, rarely spending money on himself.


Max loved precision and order.  He also loved math and science. He started math a long time ago when there were no calculators or computers available.  He used a slide rule for complex calculations during his working years.   He also loved to watch the sky, the stars and moon by night and the clouds by day.


He was a gentle, pure man of faith.  He loved the gospel of Jesus Christ and as a youth served a full-time mission in the Northern States Mission. After retirement, he worked for a time in the Mesa Temple, where he applied his love of order and was a favorite in the Temple laundry.


He was a quiet man, yet all felt his caring and tender heart. He had a deep and abiding love of those around him and will be deeply missed.


His memorial service is Thursday, September 14, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. preceded by a viewing at 10:00 a.m. and family prayer at 10:45 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 977 E. Broadway Rd., Mesa AZ 85204.


Arrangements by Bunker’s Garden Chapel, www.bunkerfuneral.com. Should this obituary appear anywhere but bunkerfuneral.com, please check our website for accurate details and service information.


  • I’m going to miss our talks. My love to everyone.

  • Nina and Allan Knight

    Our condolences to Max’s family. We were lucky to have enjoyed Max’s company one Thanksgiving at his Granddaughter, Rebecca and our son, Ryan’s home for Thanksgiving. Max emanated a sweetness and tender heart which made him an absolute pleasure to be around. He was asked to carve the turkey and he gladly obliged all the while smiling, seemingly to take complete pleasure in doing his part. Max struck us as the kind of man one would enjoy spending time with and getting to know. He had a kind demeaner, an easy smile, and a “happy to be here and happy to help!” attitude. We need more people in this world like Max. God Bless you, Max and so glad we got to spend time with you, even though only briefly. You and your wife, Dixie, made such a Sweet couple. Much Love and Many Blessings to you on your journey home to be with your Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

  • We love Max. We love you all.

  • Evan H. Ted Curtis

    Love to all. Friendship lives forever.

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