Friday, April 20, 2018
10:45 AM to 11:45 AM EDT
McCowen & Secord Life Story Funeral Homes
Portage Chapel
5975 Lovers Lane
Portage, MI 49002
(269) 344-5600
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Friday, April 20, 2018
12:00 PM EDT
Mount Ever-Rest Memorial Park


At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Michigan Chapter
1471 East 12 Mile Road
Madison Heights, MI 48071
(248) 582-2900
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Below is the contact information for a florist recommended by the funeral home.

Heirloom Rose
407 S. Grand St.
Schoolcraft, MI 49087
(269) 679-3010
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Life Story / Obituary


Max M. Lettow, 91, of Kalamazoo passed away Monday, April 16, 2018.

He was born on June 20, 1926 in Homer MI to the late Oscar and Odessa (Sine) Lettow. Max was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He worked as an electrician at Upjohn’s. Max enjoyed watching, coaching and playing ball. He played from ages 8 to 77. He loved to bowl and watch his kids and grandkids play sports.

He was preceded in death by his wife Mary, January 3, 2018 and his beloved son Randy.

He is survived by his son Mark (Debbie) Lettow of Portage, Daughter-in-Law Cheryl Lettow of Portage, Gary (Kathy) Lettow of Schoolcraft, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Max and Mary were long time members of Zion Lutheran Church

A service for Max will be held on Friday, April 20th at 12 noon in the chapel at Mount Ever-Rest Memorial Park on Westnedge. The family will greet friends on Friday starting at 10:45am at the McCowen & Secord Life Story Family Funeral Homes, 5975 Lovers Lane, Portage (269-344-5600).

Please visit Max's webpage at www.mccowensecord.com where you can sign the guestbook and share a memory. Those who wish may make contributions to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.