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.