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Lester "Max" Servies

June 27, 1928 — April 23, 2024



Lester "Max" Servies, age 95 of Crawfordsville, passed away on Tuesday, April 23, 2024 at Wellbrooke of Crawfordsville. He was born in Ladoga, Indiana on June 27, 1928 to the late Foster D. and Catherine (Blessing) Servies.

Max graduated from New Market High School in 1946 and proudly served his country in the United States Army from 1950 - 1952. On March 23, 1951 he married Norma "Jean" Servies, who preceded him in death on July 28, 2004. He was a linotype operator at RR Donnelley & Sons for 30 years. He established the U-Rent-It Center in Crawfordsville in 1964 with his brothers, Charles and Paul and continued operating and owning the business for 53 years. He was on the Crawfordsville City Council and the Park and Recreation Board in the 1970's. He was always interested in the development of Crawfordsville and was very community oriented. He loved playing cards, going to casinos and spent his winters in Florida for over 30 years. He was a member of the American Legion Post 72, Elks, and the American Rental Association.

He is survived by his children, Stephen Servies, Sally (Dennis) Coons, Susan Nelson, and Stan (Laura) Servies; 10 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren; a brother, Paul Thomas Servies; a sister-in-law, Margaret Servies; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Jean; 3 brothers, Donald, Edward, and Charles Servies; 2 sisters, Mary Alice Servies and Sue Becker; and a great-granddaughter, Lillian Sewell.

Visitation will be at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care, 315 S Washington St, in Crawfordsville on Monday, April 29, 2024 from 11:00 am until the time of the funeral service at 12:00 pm. Entombment will follow at Oak Hill Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Veterans Memorial Park, PO Box 804, Crawfordsville, IN 47933 or the charity of choice. Share memories and condolences online at

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