Maximus Wesley Warstler, 22 months old of Waterloo passed away on July 21, 2018.
Max is the first son of Jacob and Tabitha Warslter. He was a special little guy. From the time he was born, wherever they went, Max made an impact on people around him. People were drawn to him and his bright, mischievous eyes and dimply grin.
For example, what should be a short trip to the store would take longer with Max. He would catch the eyes of people, especially women, and flirt shamelessly, drawing them to wherever he was. The boy was magnetic.
Our Max loved attention and people. He never knew a stranger. Rarely was he shy and always ready to throw his little arms around your neck or leg and give “loves” like he hadn’t seen you in a long time.
Our Max loved anything that had to do with farm life. Whenever he heard a tractor, Bobcat or any piece of equipment fire up, he would drop whatever he was doing and race to the window to watch, sometimes for hours. He loved to ride in the tractor with his dad as they worked the fields. When he wasn’t in the tractor with Daddy, he was laying on the floor “farming” with his toys, waiting for the time he could “go again” with Dad.
One of his favorite farm animals, much to the chagrin of his Daddy, were his Mommy’s “chickies”. How he loved to help do chores. He would help spill feed as he filled feeders, drop more bedding than he got in the cages, helped put back the chickens he let escape and spill water as he filled waterers. He loved the week before a chicken show, it being the time he got to “help” Mommy wash chickens.
Our Max was a social little guy, but also had a quiet side. How he loved to sit and read too. It was one of the few times during the day that you could get him to be still. Some of his favorite books were “Go, dogs, go”, “Elmo’s Farm”, “Mr. Brown can moo” and Usborne’s “Complete book of farmyard tales”. As soon as a story was finished he would turn it back to the first page and wait expectantly for you to read it again….and he could be persistent about it.
Our Max had a way of expressing himself that was unique and comical, at least to all of us it was. He particularly had three expressions he used all of the time. “Oh no!” with a heavy sigh following, whenever he dropped or spilled something. “Oh wow!” whenever someone gave him something he really liked. “I don’t know” with a couple of shrugs of his little shoulders and a cheesy, dimply smile whenever someone asked, “Max, what did you just do?”
But of everything to be told about our boy, the one thing that stands out about our Max, was his deep love for his Daddy and Mommy and all of his family. For one so young, he had an amazing ability to let us all know how much he loved us every time he was with us.
Those who Max has left behind for a while are….
His parents; Jacob and Tabitha Warstler.
Papaw Wesley and Gramma Brenda Warstler.
Uncle John and Aunt Elaine Kunde.
Uncle Chris and Aunt Erin Hansen-Dick.
Uncle Ben Warstler.
Uncle Ryan and Aunt Alyssa Leach.
Uncle Jay Clark.
Cousins; Lucas, Bella and Mallary Hansen, Kate, Carter and Kennlee Dick, Chance and Harper Leach, Kaleb Kunde and Nicholas and Cameron Kunde.
Pawpa James and Mamaw Robin Clifford.
Uncle Richie and Aunt Cortney Albaugh.
Uncle Jimmy and Aunt Lindsay Clifford.
Aunt Lexy and Uncle Konner Black.
Cousins; Madison, Charlotte, Callista, Roselyn, Isabella, Rilyn and Michael James Albaugh, James Bowen and Indie Clifford.
Public visitation for Max will be held on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 from 2:00 to 8:00 PM at the Feller and Clark Funeral Home, 1860 South Center Street in Auburn. The family will be collecting toy tractors to donate to other children that have to be in the hospital. If you would like to donate a toy tractor in memory of Max a collection box will be set up during the visitation hours at the funeral home.
A private celebration of life will be held at a later date.
Burial will take place at Fairfield Cemetery in Corunna.
Memorial donations may be directed to the Maximus W. Warstler Memorial Fund.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.fellerandclark.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Feller and Clark Funeral Home in Auburn.