Max Bird Schelbert, 74, passed away at 8:35 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, in St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis. Born Nov. 11, 1938, in Francisville, he was the son of the late Philipp Schelbert and Ethel (Bird) Schelbert. On Jan. 28, 1967, he married Carol Sue (Carlson), and she survives.
He was a veteran serving in the Army National Guard. He was a tool maker with Chrysler for 47 years, retiring in 2004. He was a member of First Christian Church, Peru, and U.A.W. Local 685. He was a godly man, very kind and generous. His family was always very important to him.
He was a wonderful husband of 46 years to his wife, Carol Sue Schelbert; loving and supportive father to his son, Mark Adam (Liz) Schelbert; and daughter, Laura (David) Pettifor; and loving grandfather to his grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Trelaine, and Declan Schelbert. He is also survived by one brother, Douglas (Susie) Schelbert; one sister Anna (Virgil) Hurlock; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Philipp Conrad Schelbert.
Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday in Ellers Mortuary Main Street Chapel, 725 S. Main St. Richard Carlson will officiate. Burial with military rites by the U.S. Army and the Kokomo Military Rites Team will follow in Sunset Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the mortuary.
You are invited to read Max’s obituary at www.ellers mortuary.com, where you may sign the guest book, share a personal message or order flowers for the family.