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Max Eugene Bridwell

November 21, 1928 — October 28, 2023


Max E Bridwell, age 94 of Linden, passed away on Saturday, October 28, 2023 at Franciscan Health Crawfordsville. He was born in Linden on November 21, 1928 to Harry & Clara Bridwell.

Max graduated from Linden High School in 1946 and was a life-long resident of Linden. He was drafted into the United States Army in 1950 and proudly served his country during the Korean War. He was a paratrooper in the 101st battalion of the Screaming Eagles and was awarded the purple heart and 4 bronze star medals. After he served his country his worked at the Farm Bureau CO-OP as a fuel delivery driver for 26 years. He enjoyed fishing, playing horseshoes, watching Nascar races, and loved spending time at his lake house with this family and friends.

On October 17, 1957 he married the love of his life, Helen "Lavonne" (Wolf) Bridwell, who preceded him in death on July 14, 2023. He is survived by his niece, Pam Cross, brother-in-law, David Wolf; sister-in-law's, Vicki Sherwin and Jo Wolf; nephew, Jim Sunday; and several other nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Lavonne Bridwell; and three sisters, Juanita, Ruth, and Judy.

There will be a Graveside service at the Oak Hill Cemetery Mausoleum, 392 Oak Hill Road, in Crawfordsville on Friday, November 3, 2023 at 2:00pm with Pastor Jeff Stedge officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given in his memory to American Cancer Society. Sanders Priebe Funeral Care entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences online at

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