Max Edward Kuhr, 81, died peacefully on Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2004, at Northern Montana Care Center.
Cremation has taken place and private family services will be held. A private family celebration of his life has taken place at the family home.
Max was born on March 22,
1923, to Max P. and Marian Broadwater Kuhr. He grew up in Havre at the family home on First Avenue. Max attended Havre Public Schools and one year at Northern Montana College. In 1943, he enlisted in the Naval Air Corps and received his wings in Pensacola, Fla.
After World War II, Max attended the School of Architecture at the University of Michigan, where he met his wife, Ann Dobbie, who was attending the School of Education. Upon their graduation, they were married in Buffalo NY, on October 22,1949.
Max practiced architecture in Portland, Ore., and Los Angeles, Calif., before returning to Havre to open his own practice. Max designed many homes and commercial buildings in Havre and along the Hi-Line. He served as president of the Northern Montana College Booster Club, the Havre Kiwanis Club, and the City of Havre Planning Board. Max was an active member of the Episcopal Church. He was one of the originators and vice president of the Bear Paw Ski Bowl.
Max was very proud to be an Eagle Scout and sat in many Eagle Nests. He enjoyed many outdoor activities, including golf, skiing, horse back riding, and living life to the fullest. Max loved his family and always looked at life as if the "glass were half full."
Max was preceded in death by his brother, John B. Kuhr.
Survivors include his wife, Ann; son, Mark (Linda) Kuhr of Whitefish; daughter, Lisa (Matt) Kuhr-Adolphsen of Boise, Idaho; sisters, Kathlyn (Bob) Dyer of Bozeman and Carolyn (Cecil) Rhodes of Casper, Wyo.; brother, Paul (Beverly) Kuhr of Havre; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Memorials in Max's honor may be made to Northern Montana Care Center, East Wing; c/o Ruth Ervin, 24 W. 13th St., Havre, MT 59501.
Arrangements are under the direction of Holland & Bonine Funeral Home.