Max Eugene Hellberg

September 26, 1932 ~ February 4, 2024 (age 91) 91 Years Old
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Max Hellberg Obituary

Max Eugene Hellberg Obituary

Max Eugene Hellberg was born on September 26, 1932 in the parsonage of Emmanual Lutheran Church in Walla Walla, Washington. He grew up on a farm with his brothers, Martin and Lee and his sister, Lois on the Oregon/Washington state line. He especially enjoyed raising cattle and horses. He graduated from Wa-Hi in 1950, farmed with his father and brother Lee, and served in the Army during the Korean War. 

In 1959, Max married the love of his life, Marilyn (Boe). They started out on the family farm in Walla Walla and, in 1963, moved on to farm in Morrow County with the first three of their six children. In 1972, the family moved to Irrigon, OR. Max was active with the Morrow County rodeo and was honored to be the Grand Marshal in 2015. Max enjoyed serving his community, including being a director on the board of the Umatilla Electric Coop.

Max and Marilyn taught their children to work hard and follow Jesus. Max was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Hermiston.  

Max went home to be with his Savior on February 4, 2024. He was preceded in death by his parents, Otto and Hilda Hellberg; brother, Martin (Peggy) Hellberg; and children, Beth (John) Creason and Kurt (Ericka) Hellberg.  He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Hellberg; brother, Lee (Carolyn), Walla Walla WA; sister, Lois (Gordon) Huesby, Walla Walla WA; children; Marilee (Dave) Nufer, Palmer, AK; Tim Hellberg, Irrigon, OR; Trina (Darrell) Miles, Finley, WA; and Joy Broderson, Jordan, MN; as well as 19 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. 

A Celebration of Life will be at Trinity Lutheran Church on Saturday, February 17 at 11:30 am. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church. 

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Celebration of Life
February 17, 2024

11:30 AM
Trinity Lutheran Church
485 W. Locust Ave.
Hermiston, Oregon 97838


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