Max Wayne Givans
Max Wayne Givans, 78, Burlington, died of a heart attack at his home, Saturday, April 6, 2013.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 10, in Lunning Chapel. The Rev. Larry Allen will officiate. Burial will be held in Aspen Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, in Lunning Chapel. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established for Long Creek United Methodist Church and Des Moines County Humane Society.
Born on May 2, 1934, in Washington County, he was the son of Edward Everett “Ted” and Margaretta (Deal) Givans. He married Marjorie Jeannette Godlove, she preceded him in death Aug. 22, 1984.
He was a truck driver for most of his life. He retired after working as an independent contractor after many years. More recently he drove the shuttle bus for Catfish Bend Casino.
He served in the Army National Guard and was an active member of Long Creek United Methodist Church.
In his younger years he was an avid bowler and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and being in the outdoors. He also enjoyed playing cards and watching softball and baseball.
Survivors include special friend, Lois McElhinney of Danville; four daughters, Marcie Givans of Mt. Pleasant, Lori (LaVerne) Taylor of West Burlington, Julie Canfield and Amy (Michael) Beckham of Burlington; one son, Mike Givans of Mediapolis; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Helen Stone of Wisconsin and Evelyn Witthoft of Washington.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Marjorie; one daughter, Becky Sargent; one grandson; and two brothers in infancy.