Max L Flaugher

1927 - 2019

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Max L. Flaugher, 91, a lifetime Bloomdale resident, passed away at 10:19 p.m., Tuesday, February 26, 2019, at Woodhaven Health Care, Bowling Green. He was born on June 18, 1927, in Bloomdale to the late Clyde and Alta (Rose) Flaugher. He married Imogene Flowers on October 6, 1957, and she preceded him in death on March 18, 1990. Max is survived by his sons: Todd Flaugher of Bloomdale and Brian Flaugher of Findlay; his daughter, Jill (Rory) Fitch of Bloomdale; his beloved grandchildren: Courtney (Rick) Irick of Hilliard, Nathaniel "Scud" Fitch of Findlay, and Jack Flaugher of Findlay; his great-granddaughter, Ava Irick; and a special niece, Paula (Jerry) Schoenfeld of Clyde. He was also preceded in death by his brothers: Wilbur and Harold Jack Flaugher; and his sister, Margaret Samsal. Max retired as an Industrial Arts Teacher in 1981 from Elmwood High School. He was the former Transportation Supervisor for the Elmwood School system, and also had driven school bus until 2009. Max was the time keeper for the Elmwood High School home football games until 2015, after 53 years. He was an avid and active Elmwood Athletic fan, booster, and supporter. One of his most prized and proud accomplishments was having received a lifetime athletic pass to all Northwest District athletic events. Max was a U.S. Army Veteran, having served our country in the Korean War. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Bloomdale, member of the K of P in Bloomdale, and was a former Bloomdale Village Council Member. He enjoyed gardening, but his greatest love was spending time with his family. The family would like to thank Woodhaven Health Care for all of the care they provided Max during his time there. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, March 2, 2019, at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore, with Pastor Ron Merritt officiating. Burial will be in Wingston Cemetery. Full military rites will be conducted by the North Baltimore American Legion Post 539. Visitation will be held from 2:00-8:00 p.m., Friday, at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME. Memorial contributions may be made to the Elmwood Local Schools for an electronic school sign. Online condolences may be expressed at

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    515 N. Main St
    North Baltimore, Ohio 45872
    Friday, March 1st 2019 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM

  • Funeral Service:

    Saturday, March 2nd 2019 - 10:00 AM

  • Service Location:

    515 North Main Street
    North Baltimore, Ohio 45842

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To : Max Flauger
Date :Thursday, February 28th 2019
From : Karla Phillips
What a wonderful legacy. Loved Mr. Flauger. He was a sweet kind and valuable asset to Elmwood. My sincere condolences to his family.

To : Todd and Jill
Date :Thursday, February 28th 2019
From : Deb Reynolds Gordon
Todd, you had a wonderful father who shared so many talents with so many people. Jill, your dad got you started in the teaching direction - he was certainly proud of that. From the time that I went to school at Elmwood, taught at Bloomdale, and returned for a retired teachers' lunch - your dad was a fun part of it all. RIP Max@

To : Maxs family
Date :Thursday, February 28th 2019
From : Judy Buskirk
Max was an amazing man and I was lucky to have him as my cousin

To : Flaugher family
Date :Friday, March 1st 2019
From : Jack Kerr
Max was a wonderful man who I always enjoyed sharing a few words with. Always felt enriched by the time I got to spend with him.

Wishing your entire family peace.

To : the family of Max Flaugher
Date :Friday, March 1st 2019
From : Sharon Alvord
I am so sorry for your loss. I taught at Wayne Elementary for 31 years and got to know Max during that time. He was a very pleasant and entertaining person. Luckily, I was able to talk with him at the retired Elmwood employees luncheons. He will be missed.

To : The Max Flaugher Family
Date :Friday, March 1st 2019
From : The Jeff Hannah Family
Our community lost the "MOST" Loyal Royal of All! Thank you for sharing your Father with us!

To : the Flaugher family
Date :Friday, March 1st 2019
From : Becky Adler Rahe
I have known who Max was most of my life and remember when he and Imogene got married. My mom graduated with Imogene so I would see Max and her occasionally. I did not know all this about him. May he rest in peace!

To : Max's Family
Date :Friday, March 1st 2019
From : Randy Gardner
Truly a special friend and a great member of the community. As Jill especially knows he was so kind and supportive but also one of my diligent "advisors" over the years. I will miss him so much but will never forget him.

To : Jill Rory Todd Brian and Family
Date :Saturday, March 2nd 2019
From : Dale David
My thoughts and prayers are with you during your time of loss. Your Dad was a caring, giving man who's dedication to Elmwood and the surrounding communities will long be remembered.
Take Care.

To : The family of Max Flaugher
Date :Saturday, March 2nd 2019
From : Judy Wells
I was shocked and saddened to hear of Max's passing. He and I were friends (we met at a Tree City USA meeting in Wauseon several years ago; I later wrote a story about him for Farmland News.) Each time I sent him a birthday, Christmas or other holiday card, he'd call me a few days after receiving it and we'd chat. We planned to get together this spring, after the weather warmed up, for lunch. I will truly miss him. He was very special. You have my sympathies. Judy Wells

To : The Flaugher family
Date :Thursday, March 7th 2019
From : Beverly and Frank Rower
Lived a good life and was appreciated by so many in Bloomdale. He loved his town,the school and the people. We appreciated getting to know him better at the reunions of family and cousins. Good man! Our sympathy! Bev and Freank