McCASLIN, Max Bridges

Date of Birth: 28 Jul 1915, Trafalgar, Johnson Co., IN
Date of Death: 17 Dec 2009 Franklin, Johnson Co., IN

Source: Daily Journal, Franklin, IN: December 19, 2009

Max Bridges McCaslin

Max Bridges McCaslin, 94, died Thursday, Dec. 17, 2009, in Franklin.Max McCaslin photo He was a resident of Franklin.

He was born July 28, 1915, in Trafalgar, a son of Cecil A. and Florence Bridges McCaslin. He married Fern N. Brooking Fryman on July 22, 1950. She preceded him in death.

Survivors include two daughters, Marjorie (Jack) Schroeder and Connie (Denver) Bullock; a foster child, Lorene Wilson; 11 grandchildren, Donna Chastain, Diana Ives, Tony Schmaldfeldt, Carol Jean Lovell, Tracy Fryman, Linda Ray, Tim Schroeder, Steve Schroeder, James Bullock, Vickie Bullock and Brian Bullock; a foster grandchild, Michael Gibson; two cousins, Louise Vandivier and Marianne Hatchett; 21 great-grandchildren; and 18 great-great-grandchildren.

He also was preceded in death by a daughter, Joan Schmaldfeldt; and a son, James Fryman.

Mr. McCaslin graduated from Trafalgar High School in 1933 and from Indiana University in 1937, where he belonged to Alpha Chi Sigma, a professional chemistry fraternity. He served our country during World War II in the U.S. Army as a company commander.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory, Vandivier Tudor Chapel, 951 N. Main St., Franklin. The funeral will follow at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at First Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Franklin.

Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s choice.

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Submitted by Lois Johnson