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Max Shutter

February 10th, 1945 – May 24th, 2016

Max Shutter, age 71 of Ipava, IL, passed away at 8:00 am Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at his home. He was born on February 10, 1945 in Macomb, IL, the son of Leland and Esther (Hammond) Shutter. On September 3, 1983, Max married Carolyn Switzer in Lewistown, IL. She survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Scott Alan (and Lisa) Fawcett of Princeton, IL, and Steven Lee Shutter of Ipava, his daughter Michelle Ann Fawcett of Ipava, and three grandchildren, Dylan Scott Fawcett, Kayla Jo Fawcett, and Tyler Douglas Shutter.

Max was preceded in death by his parents.

He was an Army veteran, serving during the Vietnam era.

Max was a heavy equipment operator, working for Local 649 of Peoria, IL. He was also a lifelong farmer. He raised cattle and loved running the backhoe and dozer on the farm.

He loved the community of Ipava and was very community minded. Whenever there was a need, Max was there to help when possible.

He loved and supported his family very much.

He was a member of the Ipava United Presbyterian Church, the Ipava Masonic Lodge #213 where he was a Past Master for 10 years, a member of the Ipava Order of the Eastern Star #226 where he was Past Patron, a member of the Scottish Rite of Peoria, the Illinois Valley Shriners, the Ipava American Legion Post #17, and a 46 year member of the Local 649 Operating Engineers of Peoria, IL.

Services will be held on Friday, May 27th at 11:00 am at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria, IL. Pastor Doug Krukewitt will officiate. Interment will be in the Ipava Cemetery with military rites provided by the Ipava American Legion Post #17. Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 26th from 5-8 pm with Masonic Services at 8:00 pm provided by the Ipava Masonic Lodge #213. Memorials may be given to the Ipava Masonic Lodge #213.

Condolences


May 24th, 2016

I'm so sorry to hear about Max. He was a great man and will be missed. Take care. Bobette Massaglia

May 24th, 2016

I'm very sorry to hear this. I'll never forget him and every time I was walking he would always stop to say hi. He would always ask me "who's walking who? Lol". He was a great guy and will be missed for sure. I'll be thinking of all of you during these hard times.

May 24th, 2016

I forget to sign my post :(. Take care Marcy Easley

May 24th, 2016

Carolyn and family,so very sorry for your loss.y thoughts and prayers are with all. Linda Shaw

May 25th, 2016

I'm so sorry to hear of this. Max was a wonderful person that will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

May 25th, 2016

Prayers for the family during this sad loss. Cherish your memories and each other during this difficult loss.

May 25th, 2016

Very sorry for your loss. Much love and prayers being sent to your entire family. God Bless you today and Always. Shelly Herndon

May 25th, 2016

So sorry to hear about Max, he will be missed. My thoughts & Prayers for the family.

May 25th, 2016

I'm so sorry to hear about Max. My thoughts & prayers are with the family. Ellen Hammond

May 25th, 2016

Sorry to hear of Max's passing away
Condolences to his family. Mike Snedeker

May 25th, 2016

Sorry to hear about Max. Sending hugs and prayers. Sheila (Atwater) Huston

May 25th, 2016

Carolyn and family, so very sorry to hear about Max. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Joyce Price

May 25th, 2016

Carolyn and family, so very sorry to hear about Max. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Joyce Price

May 25th, 2016

I'm so sorry to hear this! Max was a great man and I always enjoyed seeing him. He will be missed! Prayers during this time. Love, Brooke VanGilder

May 25th, 2016

Carolyn, I am so sorry for your loss. Max stepped into your life and helped you create such a great family experience for you and your children. My thoughts and prayers will continue as you go through this very difficult time. I Love you and your kids, Carolyn.💗🙇🏻🙏

May 25th, 2016

(Karen Bussone)

May 25th, 2016

So sorry to hear of Max's passing. We spent a lot of time with him at many horseshows. Robert and Helen Clanin. Winter Haven Florida

May 25th, 2016

We are so sorry for your loss Carolyn. Max was a loving and giving man. He will be missed.

May 25th, 2016

We were filled with great saddnes when we heard the news of Max's passing. He was a longtime friend,neighbor and school mate. We are so thankful that you both came to see us the day we were moving. We are praying that you feel God's love and comfort during this difficult time.
R and Theresa

May 25th, 2016

We were filled with great saddnes when we heard the news of Max's passing. He was a longtime friend,neighbor and school mate. We are so thankful that you both came to see us the day we were moving. We are praying that you feel God's love and comfort yduring this difficult time.
Rodney andresa

May 25th, 2016

We were filled with great saddnes when we heard the news of Max's passing. He was a longtime friend,neighbor and school mate. We are so thankful that you both came to see us the day we were moving. We are praying that you feel God's love and comfort yduring this difficult time.
Rodney and Theresa

May 25th, 2016

I am very sorry to loose my cousin Max. I will remember the experiences we had riding together. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. Mike Chenoweth

May 25th, 2016

Carolyn and family, Max was a wonderful man and will be sorely missed. David and I are so very sorry for your lose. Phyllis Lamm

May 25th, 2016

So sorry to hear of Max passing. He was a kind,gentle,and generous, person and will be missed by all who knew him.Our condolences go out to the entire family. Love,Danny & Lisa Parry

May 25th, 2016

So sorry for your loss. He was a kind and gentle man.

May 25th, 2016

Sending prayers! He was a great guy loved by all. My dad will sure miss him. Hugs to all. Cindy Chaffin

May 25th, 2016

So sorry to hear about the loss of Max, he was a great guy and will be missed. Hugs and prayers to you and the family. Mark and Cyndy Waller

May 25th, 2016

I am sorry to learn of my older cousin passing. Some of my very first memories were Saturday TV westerns at Max's house in the early 50's.
Toughts and prayers for Carolyn and the family. Jim Warner

May 25th, 2016

Our family loved Max. Prayers and hugs to you all. Lin, Jack, and Cody Myers

May 25th, 2016

I am just heartbroken for you, Carolyn. Sending you and the family hugs and prayers. Shelley, Jason and kids

May 25th, 2016

So saddened to hear about Max,remembering him when we were neighbors where Tom and Sue live now, loved seeing his convertible go down the road with top down, he was such a nice guy, hugs to all you. Bob & Susie Bucher

May 25th, 2016

Heck of a guy.Bob Harwick

May 25th, 2016

So sorry to hear about Max. Love and hugs to the whole family.Gary and Judy Bloyd

May 25th, 2016

So very sorry for your loss. We are all thinking of you.
The Harold Malott Families

May 25th, 2016

Carolyn & Family: Sorry to read of Max's passing. Remember him as the "kid at the end the other street over." Prayers for comfort & Peace. Bea Schisler Meeker

May 26th, 2016

Carolyn so sorry to here of Max death. He was a kind a caring man. He will be missed by citizens of Ipava. Hugs and prayers. Sally Atwater

May 26th, 2016

Carolyn and family: So sorry to hear of your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you all. Max was one of the good guys.

Joe Hughes

May 26th, 2016

Carolyn, Steve, Scott, and Michelle......I am so very sorry for your loss....Max was such a good guy......Hugs and prayers to all of you at this most difficult time.....God Bless, Merry Chambers

May 26th, 2016

All of us from Vermont Foundry Company and Mahoney Foundries, Inc. are very sorry to hear the news about your loss. We have you in our thoughts and prayers.

May 26th, 2016

May you have beautiful memories of your loved one. Thinking of you! I am Laura Jean's daughter, Mary Jane L.

May 27th, 2016

Sorry to see this Carolyn. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Hoppy & Karen

May 31st, 2016

May the thoughts of your dear love one bring you comfort during these difficult time. May you also find comfort in the promise mentioned in Revelation. For the Bible promises everlasting life in human perfection on a paradise earth. Revelation 21:3, 4. My condolences.

June 11th, 2016

Carolyn, we were so sorry to read of your dear Max's passing in the Argus paper. You and your family are in our prayers. Linda Bricker and Theresa Perez