George 'Max' Kloth

George "Max" Kloth
George “Max” Kloth

George “Max” Kloth, 81 of Omak, Washington, passed away at his home on January 19, 2016. He was born June 26, 1934 in Havillah, Washington to Emil (Bill) and Catherine Kloth.

George was raised in Havillah by his sister and brother-in-law at an early age after his parents passed. He attended school in Havillah until finishing and graduating in Tonasket, Wash. in 1953. He entered the military in January 1957 through December 1958 receiving an honorable discharge. He then moved to Omak and started working for Biles and Coleman in 1959 and worked until his retirement from Omak Wood Products in 1996 as a re-saw operator.

He met and married Vestuline Wickenhagen in 1964. They had three children of their own and two step children he raised as his own. They divorced in 1978 and remained friends. George enjoyed many things but the most important to him was his family. He enjoyed sharing his life stories with everyone he met. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. He loved his Mariners and his Seahawks and don’t forget Starbucks.

George is survived by his son, George (Micah) Kloth, daughter Christina (Dean) Markham, son Michael (Stephanie) Kloth, stepsons John and Joe Hoofman, grandchildren Tara (Hoofman) Luntsford, Jamie Kloth, Tyler Markham, Hope and Patrick Kloth. Great grandchildren Ryder and Leah Luntsford; as well as many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Glenn, sister Frieda Mae and Gladys.

Services will be help January 30, 2016 at 2 p.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church 2262 Burton Ave., Okanogan Washington. Precht-Harrison-Nearents Chapel and the Okanogan County Crematory are entrusted with the arrangements.