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Max M. Frakes

Max M. Frakes Max M. Frakes

Max Miller Frakes, 77, of Louisville, Ky., passed away Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, at Jewish Hospital.

He was born Aug. 29, 1942, to the late Howard S. and Ione Miller Frakes of Laconia.

Max is a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving on the USS John McCain, a retiree from the U.S. Postal Service after 33 years and a 1960 graduate of South Central High School in Elizabeth, Ind.

Max is preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Ronald and Edward Frakes; and his sister, Odena Peg Frakes Miller.

He is survived by his former wife, Donna Gusler Frakes; a son, Travis Frakes; a daughter, Allison Smith (Ray); a brother, Noel Frakes; a sister-in-law, Jane Frakes; a granddaughter, Kate Frakes; nieces, Katherine Keith, Amy Watson (Dennis), Laura Frakes and Carol Omernick (Karl); a nephew, Adam Miller (Shanon); four great-nephews; one great-niece; and his caretaker, Vickie Kampschaefer.

His body will be donated to University of Louisville School of Medicine.

Memorial service: Sunday, March 8, at The Table, 1800 Portland Ave. in Louisville, starting at 3 p.m. with a brief service at 5 p.m.

A donation in his honor can be made to the Kentucky Humane Society ( or the Oglala Lakota Children’s Justice Center (