Max A. Geib was born to Henry W. and Lydia (Heine) Geib on July 20, 1932, in his childhood home outside of Craig, Missouri. He grew up with his sister, Maxine, and brother, Jerry. Max attended Craig School through eighth grade, after which his family moved to St. Joseph, Missouri, where he worked at a brick foundry to help support his parents and siblings. After his father passed in 1958, the family moved back to Craig where he started farming for his uncle, Ernest Heine.

In 1959, Max was united in marriage to Shirley Windhorst at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Corning, Missouri. To this union four children were born: Carol, Darrell, Howard and Jeffrey. They divorced in 1987.

Max farmed until retiring in 1995, but was actively involved in oversight until his death. Max was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Corning and St. Peters in Craig for over 50 years. Max passed away November 6, 2021, at Pleasant View Nursing Home in Rock Port, Missouri, at the age of 89.

Besides his parents, Max was preceded in death by sister, Maxine Plummer.

Survivors include: children, Carol (Patrick) Pijanowski of Greenwood, Missouri, Darrell (Melba) Geib of Elk Horn, Iowa, Howard (Alisa) Geib of Fairfax, and Jeffrey (Jennifer) Geib of Rock Port; grandchildren, Brian (Heather) Pijanowski, Derrick (Cody) Pijanowski Alders, Brandon Geib, Kaitlyn Geib, Madison Geib, Connor Geib and fiancée Madison, Melissa (Rich) Comstock, Amanda (Ryan) Haas, Rebecca (Chad) Balke, Jadyn Geib, and Jessa Geib; 10 great-grandchildren; brother, Jerry (Carol) Geib, Ottumwa, Iowa; and nieces, nephews, and numerous other family members.

A funeral service was held Tuesday, November 9, 2021, at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Mound City, Missouri, conducted by Reverend Eamonn Ferguson. Interment was at I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Craig. Memorials may be directed to to the Community Food Pantry, Mound City, Missouri. Online condolences may be left at Services were under the direction of Minter Funeral Chapel, Rock Port.