Max Firebaugh

Maxwell Warren Firebaugh

November 2, 2001 - June 12, 2024


Max Firebaugh passed away unexpectedly on 6/12/24 at his home in Racine, Wisconsin after a long and valiant struggle with mental illness.

Max was born in La Crosse, Wisconsin in 2001 to Steven Morris Firebaugh and Kristin Kaela Warren. Max was raised on his family's farm near Readstown, Wisconsin. He graduated from Viroqua High School in 2020. Max worked at Nelson Agri-Center in Viroqua before moving to Racine. There he attended Gateway Technical College and graduated with a Motorcycle, Marine and Outdoor Power Products technical diploma in 2024. During his time in Racine, Max worked at Douglas Hardware as a small engine mechanic.

Max was a warm, gentle, friendly man who loved to meet and talk with people. He was especially gifted at reaching out to people when they needed a friend. He was a spiritual seeker and explored many religious faiths and philosophies. Max had a keen and reverent eye for all the beauty of the natural world. His ability to share his joy and vision of nature often made an outdoor walk with him a wondrous experience.

Max is survived by his grieving parents and older brother Raymond Arthur Firebaugh, his paternal Grandmother Joyce Firebaugh, his paternal Aunt Susie (Jeff) Falk, his maternal Aunts Kale (Wayne Smith) Warren, Kim (Dale Greenwalt) Warren, Nancy (Joe) Scheffey, Jill (Greg Shifflett) Warren, his maternal Uncles Larry (Jo Etta) Warren and Michael Warren, his cousins, especially Maddie and Lance Falk, other close relatives, and his dear friends.

Max was preceded in death by his maternal Grandparents Harry L. Warren and Jean D. Warren, and his paternal Grandfather Morris W. Firebaugh.

The family will hold a celebration of Max's life at a later date.

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