Friday, December 14, 2001

Obituary: Max Joseph Victor

MADISON [Wisconsin] - Max Joseph Victor, age 82, a native Madisonian, passed peacefully Thursday, Dec. 13, 2001, surrounded by his family, at Don and Marilyn Anderson HospiceCare Center. Max was born Feb. 22, 1919, the son of Isadore and Miriam Victor, one of four children, Nathan, Lee, and the late Meyer Victor. He was the beloved husband of Marge (Millard) Victor since Jan. 16, 1946, until forever; father of Lynn Hegge, Bruce (Debbie) Victor, Jonathan (Carrie) Victor, and Sandy (Dan) Wasilewski; grandfather of Rhonda Check, Mark Hegge, Adam and Ryan Victor, Carson Victor, Madison Silverman and Mela Wasilewski; and great-grandfather of five. As a student at Madison Central High School and the University of Wisconsin, Max began building relationships in the community which will endure always and span as many as four generations. A friend to all and a leader by nature, he served his country with the United States Air Force from 1942 to 1948. After returning from his station in Alaska during World War II as a technical sergeant, Max returned home to Madison. In 1958, Max and Marge opened, owned, and operated the "Roman Inn," an institution on Park Street for many years. A senior supervisor with the state of Wisconsin Department of Revenue, Max retired with the governors special recognition and commendation. A "people person" by nature, his retirement didn't last longer than a few years, and he found himself as one of Sam's Club's first employees. Shortly thereafter he recruited Marge to join him on the Sam's Club staff, where they could spend both their days and their nights, together. Services will be held Friday, Dec. 14, 2001, at 11 a.m. at CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 3610 Speedway Road. Friends may greet the family Friday from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Don and Marilyn Anderson HospiceCare Center, 5395 E. Cheryl Parkway, Madison, WI 53711. We know we speak for many lives touched. We thought of you with love today But that is nothing new We thought about you yesterday, And the day before that, too. We think of you in silence And we often speak your name. All we have are our memories And your picture in a frame ... Your memory is a keepsake With which we'll never part. God has you in His keeping We keep you in our heart. Cress Funeral Service (608) 238-3434

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on December 14, 2001; submitted by Michael Vahldieck (Class of 1968)

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