Max E. Neidlinger, 93, of Frankfort, passed away on April 30, 2020 at Wesley Manor. He was born May 22, 1926 in Cyclone, Ind. to Russell & Eva (Michael) Neidlinger. His first marriage was to Mabel Anson. He then married Betty (Meneely) VanMeter on December 7, 1959 and she preceded him in death on November 20, 2002.
Max was a 1944 graduate of Frankfort High School and was drafted that year. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served in WWII until he was honorably discharged in 1946. He was awarded the American Campaign Medal, the European African Middle Eastern Medal, the Good Conduct Medal and the WWII Victory Medal. He worked for the railroad and then went to work for Detroit Diesel Allison for 36 years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Frankfort. Max was a hard worker and loved horses, westerns, and sports. He spent many hours after retirement sitting and watching the horses play in the field, watching westerns and reading Louis L’Amour. He was a St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs fan. He was a loving son, husband, father and grandfather.
Visitation and Services
Restricted public visitation will be 10-11 a.m. Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort. Graveside services will be 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 5th at Bunnell Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Indiana Horse Rescue, 916 S. Prairie Ave., Frankfort, IN 46041.
2 Daughters: Billie Jean (Rod Wheeler) Nern of Frankfort, Janet VanMeter of Frankfort, 2 Sons: Jerry (Cathie) Neidlinger of rural Frankfort, James (Rita) Neidlinger of Frankfort, 15 Grandchildren, 19 Great Grandchildren, and 13 Great Great Grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his loving wife, Betty, his stepsons, Chuck & Denny and his brother Ted Neidlinger.