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Max Pool

December 7, 1915 — October 28, 2011

Max G Pool was born on December 7, 1915 on a farm near Corning, Iowa to Garfield and Jessie Naven Pool and departed this life on October 28, 2011 in Tucson, Arizona. He was the youngest of three children.
At an early age his family relocated to Hiawatha, Kansas where his elementary school years began. After returning to Iowa, he attended country school near Bedford and graduated with the Bedford High School Class of 1932.
Max farmed briefly in Taylor County, Iowa after graduating from high school. He enlisted in the United States Army in 1942 and proudly served his country in World War II. He was stationed at several posts in the United States before leaving to serve in the China-Burma-India Theatre. Two years in the army took him literally around the world.
On June14, 1946, Max and Mae Knox were united in marriage in Lenox, Iowa. They enjoyed over 57 years together before Maes death. Their union was blessed with three daughters, Jean, Sharon and Sharmin, who were his pride and joy.
Max eagerly entered Iowa State College in Ames, Iowa after World War II, and graduated from the Veterinary School of Medicine in 1950. His large animal practice in Mount Ayr flourished for over 20 years. Doc, as he was known to friends and clients, developed many good friendships with the people that he served. Community involvement included church activities at the First Christian Church in Mount Ayr, Iowa and serving on the Mount Ayr Board of Education.
After selling his veterinary practice, he was employed by the State of Iowa as an area veterinarian and lived in Albia, Iowa.
Max and Mae bought a farm they loved near Creston, Iowa in 1985. Many special vacations here-especially the 4th of July-will not be forgotten by our families.
Tucson, Arizona near Sharmin was Maxs home for the past two years.
Max was preceded in death by his loving wife, Mae; parents, Garfield and Jessie Pool, brother, Cranston and wife, Gladys; sister, Pauline and husband, William E. Valder. He is survived by his daughters, Jean and husband, Robert Bernhardt; Sharon and husband, Jon Smally and Sharmin Pool-Bak. Also surviving are his treasured grandchildren, Kevin and Nathan Bernhardt, Allyson and Scott Smally and Jesse Bak. Many cousins, nieces and nephews were special to him.
We will all miss his gentle nature and love.

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