Max C. Brecheisen

May 11, 1929 – Sept. 22, 2019

MANHATTAN — Max C. Brecheisen died Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, at Wroten House, Manhattan. He was 90.

He was born May 11, 1929. He grew up in Melvern, where he attended school and worked many jobs for his father. He graduated from Melvern High School in 1947.

He married Jean Vinton in 1949. They were together for 69 years.

He joined the U.S. Marine Corps, where he served honorably for 20 years, including a tour of Korea and Vietnam. Following his service career, he returned to Kansas in 1968 and began his business career for Tandy Corporation. He opened the first Topeka Radio Shack. He then moved on as district manager for the state of Kansas and retired in 1985.

In retirement, Max and Jean, moved back to her family homestead where they spent many years operating a small Hereford cattle farm.

He was preceded in death by a son, Neal, on Nov. 23, 2000, and his parents.

He is survived by two sons, Jerry Brecheisen and Mark Brecheisen and wife, Judy; seven grandchildren, Stephanie and Christopher Brecheisen, Jessica Birmingham, Jacob and Lucas Brecheisen, Katie Brecheisen and Amy Brazil; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 11 am Friday, Sept. 27 at College Avenue United Methodist Church. Burial will follow. Visitation with the family will begin at 10 a.m.

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Carlson's Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home assisted the family.

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