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Max Nogle



Max Elton Nogle passed away in Goldendale, July 21, 2012 at the age of 93.

He was born in Post Falls, Idaho to Anona (Odell) and David Nogle on May 7, 1919. In 1942, Max was drafted into the Army where he served in the Amphibious Engineers overseas for 42 months. He participated in four major invasions Africa, Sicily, Italy, and Normandy. He was awarded the Croix De Guerre. Max returned home from World War II in September 1945.

On January 12, 1946 he married Annice Donnajean Kayser. The couple lived and worked at the St. Regis Mill in Klickitat. In 1950 the couple moved to Kent, Ore., where Max worked at the Luther Davis Ranch. In 1964 they moved to Grass Valley, Ore., where he leased the Bob Schilling Wheat and Cattle Ranch retiring in 1985.

Mr. Nogle loved fishing, hunting, shooting pool and the rodeo life.

Survivors include children Jill Fletcher of Centerville, Patric Nogle and wife Sandy of Grass Valley, Kim MacRae and her husband Alan of Centerville, and Toni Wilson and her husband Russell of Wasco, Ore .; seven grandchildren, Bret Maddox, Michelle Milton, Whitney Nogle Cabral and husband JC, Bailey Nogle, Max Burn, Zane MacRae, Chase MacRae and wife Theresa and one great-granddaughter, Ava.

He was preceded in death by his wife Annice, brothers Gordon, Milan, Alan and Bernie, and sisters Glenys, Celeste, Zelma, Alice and Norma.

There will be a visitation at Columbia Hills Memorial Chapel on Thursday, July 26 from 5-8 p.m. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m on Friday, July 27 at New Life Assembly of God church in Goldendale with vault interment at the Centerville Cemetery.


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