July 29, 2004

(4/22/1926 –7/25/2004)

Max E. Reno, 78, of Keosauqua, IA, died July 25, 2004, at Van Buren County Hospital in Keosauqua, IA.

He was born near Bladensburg, IA, on April 22, 1926, to Sherman E. and Marjorie E. (Heady) Reno.

Mr. Reno grew up in Bloomfield, IA, graduated from Bloomfield High School in 1944 and attended Bloomfield Junior College.

He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II and served in the South Pacific Theater.

Mr. Reno married Frances M. Hartzler in Pulaski, IA, on September 26, 1948. She died June 16, 2003.

Mr. Reno was an Iowa State Senator from 1964-1968, an auctioneer, sold Farm Bureau Insurance, owned and operated a livestock sale barn and a feed service in Bonaparte, IA, was a real estate broker, member of the Bonaparte Baptist Church, the Bonaparte Lions Club, the Farmington Rod and Gun Club, VFW in Keosauqua, past member of Keosauqua Rotary Club, Forest Craft Festival Parade Grand Marshall 2003, American Legion Post 563 in Bonaparte, Iowa Auctioneer Association and the National Auctioneer Association, member of the Board of Directors for Indian Hills Community College Foundation, KAABA Shrine and Bonaparte Lodge No. 73, AF & AM.

He is survived by three sons, Stephen Reno and his wife, Joanna of Ankeny, IA, Marcus Reno of St. Petersburg, FL, and Ronald “Bill” Reno of Phoenix, AZ; son-in-law, Stephen B. Shriver of Bonaparte, IA; and seven grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; daughter, Heidi Hartzler Shriver; and two brothers, Charles and George Reno.

Visitation with the family will be Thursday, July 29, 2004, 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the Pedrick Funeral Home in Keosauqua, IA.

The body has been cremated. Memorial services will be held Friday, July 30, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. at the Bonaparte Baptist Church, Bonaparte, IA, with Rev. Mark Caston officiating. Burial will be in the Bonaparte Cemetery with Military Honors by Bonaparte American Legion Post 563.

Memorials to the Bonaparte Baptist Church or the Indian Hills Community College Foundation may be left at the Pedrick Funeral Home, the church, or mailed to the family at 1615 NW Northwood Drive, Ankeny, IA 50021.

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