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Max Leroy VanSipe

September 18, 1937 ~ September 29, 2020 (age 83)


Max Leroy VanSipe, 83, of Lachine passed away Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at MidMichigan Medical Center – Alpena.

Max was born on September 18, 1937 in Lachine to the late Roy and Florence (Allen) VanSipe. He worked at Huron Portland Cement. On November 30, 1968, he married Almina Standen. She preceded him in death on March 26, 2003. He later married Mary Dickinson on April 12, 2008. Max was a member of Spratt United Methodist Church. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and gardener. Max loved his family.

Surviving are his wife, Mary; two stepsons, Richard (Karen) Wilson, Duane (Wanda) Wilson; 3 grandchildren, Jarred (Dana) Wilson, Karri Wilson, Lindsey Wilson; 2 great grandchildren, Noah, Aubrie Wilson; and sister, Verna (Sam) Grill. Max was preceded in death by an infant sister.

Memorial visitation will take place Monday at Bannan Funeral Home from 1 p.m. until the memorial service at 4 p.m. with Pastor Dan Williams officiating.

Inurnment:  Spratt Cemetery

Memorials: St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Spratt United Methodist Church, or Beaver Lake Community Church

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Memorial Visitation
October 5, 2020

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Bannan Funeral Home
222 S. Second Avenue
Alpena, MI 49707

Memorial Service
October 5, 2020

4:00 PM
Bannan Funeral Home
222 S. Second Avenue
Alpena, MI 49707


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Plaza, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

Spratt United Methodist Church
7440 M-65, Lachine MI 49753

Beaver Lake Community Church
9007 S. M-65, Lachine MI 49753
Tel: 1-989-379-3655