Max Christianson passed away on May 20, 2019 with family by his side. He was born on April 15, 1929 in Bowman, ND to Adolf and Louise Christianson. Max attended school on Rhame, ND and graduated from high school in Terry, MT. After high school he went into the Army where he served in the Korean War. After leaving the military he found a job with the Milwaukee Railroad and eventually left that and became a seismographer for the Sun Oil Company in Beaumont, TX.
He met the love of his life, Betty Siedschlaw. They were married on June 7, 1955, which lasted for 57 beautiful years. Together they had two children, Ronald and Richard, whom they dedicated their lives to. They also loved their grandchildren; Ryan, Tyson, and Chelsey.
Max loved to fish with his family and enjoyed spending time with them and teaching his children all the tricks of fishing. He also loved his dogs and his pet bunny who loved to lay on his chest. Max enjoyed his wonderful neighbors. He liked doing lawn work and appreciated a meticulous yard, which always included a garden and sculpted trees and shrubbery.
Max was preceded in death by his beloved wife Betty, his parents Adolf and Louise, son, Ronald, and stepbrother, Don.
Max is survived by his son, Richard “Rick” Christianson, grandchildren; Ryan, Tyson, and Chelsey Christianson, a great granddaughter, Cali Rae Christianson; sister-in-laws; Roberta Engesser, Shirley Winczeski, and Donna Puffer.
Private family graveside will be on June 19, 2019 with full military honors at Custer County Cemetery. Condolences may be sent by visiting www.stevensonandsons.com.