Max D. York, 68, of Kewanee died at 5:51 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, in the emergency room at OSF Saint Luke Medical Center, Kewanee.

Max D. York, 68, of Kewanee died at 5:51 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, in the emergency room at OSF Saint Luke Medical Center, Kewanee.

Cremation will be accorded and a visitation was held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, at Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee. A Celebration of Life service was at 10 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 21, at the funeral home. Officiating were his brother Gary and his son, Justin. Private burial of ashes will be held at a later date near his cabin in Minnesota.

Memorials may be directed to the State Road Community Church, Orion Christian Church or Lincoln Christian University.

He was born March 21, 1949, in Quincy, the son of Hugh and Evelyn (Appel) York. He married RaChel Keeler on Aug. 8, 1970 in Nevis, Wis.

Max graduated from Beloit Memorial High School in 1967. He received his bachelor of science degree at Lincoln Christian College and then his master’s degree from Pacific Christian College in Fullerton, Calif.

He was the pastor at State Road Community Church, rural Kewanee, and at Orion Christian Church.

He enjoyed fishing, Westerns and spending time at his cabin in Minnesota.

Survivors include his wife; his children, Bronwen (Chuck) Griffith of Park Rapids, Minn., Justin (Jenny) York of Sheffield and Brandon (Mary) York of Kewanee; six grandchildren, Madison Griffith, Brooke York, Camryn York, Joshua York, Roland Bettis and Brandi York; a great-grandchild, Jayden B. Rock; his mother, Evelyn York of Normal; a brother, Gary (Janet) York of Normal; and a sister, Muriel Long of Roslindale, Mass.

He was preceded in death by his father.

This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left at www.ruxfuneralhome.com.