Max Seidell, age 86, of Imlay City, MI died Monday, June 28, 2021 at United Hospice Residence of Marlette, MI. Max Eugene Seidell was born December 7, 1934 in Imlay City, MI. He was the son of the late Floyd and the late Dorothy (Smith) Seidell. Max grew up and lived his entire life in Imlay City. He was a graduate of Imlay City High School. He married Frances Grassel on October 23, 1954 in Imlay City, MI. Frances preceded him in death in 2001. Max married his second wife, Audrey Reynolds, on June 21, 2003 in Fostoria. Audrey preceded Max in death in 2020.

He was originally employed as a diesel mechanic by Michigan Milk Producers Association for 30 years prior to working for Lapeer County Road Commission as a diesel mechanic for 10 years before retiring. Max enjoyed bowling, camping, fishing and hunting. He was proud to play the trumpet for the Imlay City High School Band.

He is survived by his daughters, Denise (Paul) Reed and Diane (Patrick) Rankin; son, Michael (Jill) Seidell of Capac, MI; his sister, Ruthie (Ron) Honoway; brother, Richard (Janice) Seidell; six grandchildren, Aaron (Melissa) Furgerson, Heather Farmer, Nicholas (Alicia) Berry, Anthony Rankin, Leigha (Achille) Bianchi, Benjamin Seidell and Forrest Rankin; and his great-grandchildren, Skylar, Shyana, Lucas, Zoey, Maddex, Maverick, Aiden and Owen. Max was preceded in death by his first wife, Frances “Fran” Seidell; second wife, Audrey Reynolds Seidell; his daughter, Deborah Frances Furgerson; parents, Floyd and Dorothy Seidell; and his brothers, Robert “Bob” Seidell and Russell Seidell.

The funeral was held Friday, July 2, 2021 at Muir Brothers Funeral Home of Imlay City, 225 N. Main Street, Imlay City, MI. Interment followed at Imlay Township Cemetery.

Those wishing to make memorial contributions may direct them to Marlette United Hospice, 2770 Main Street, Marlette, MI 48453. Arrangements were entrusted to Muir Brothers Funeral Home of Imlay City.

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