Max Hurdelbrink

May 24, 1928-August 10, 2018


Hurdelbrink, 90, Minot,

formerly of Sherwood,

died Friday, Aug. 10,

2018, at his home.

He was born May 24,

1928, in Sherwood, to

George and Maurine (Full-

er) Hurdelbrink. He was

raised in Sherwood and

graduated from Sherwood

High School in 1946.

Just prior to graduation,

he joined the U.S. Navy

on March 22, 1946. He

spent eight weeks at boot

camp in San Diego before

boarding the USS

President Jackson on his

way to Japan. He was an

electronics technician,

operating and monitoring

transmitters throughout

Japan. He was sent to

work with equipment in

the caves overtaken from

the Japanese. He worked

closely with high ranking

Japanese Naval officers.

He was honorably

discharged in 1948 and

returned to North Dakota.

He attended NDSU for a

short time, prior to begin-

ning his work with Great

Northern Railroad. He

worked as a relief depot

agent and telegrapher in

northcentral and

northwestern Minnesota,

and also northeastern

North Dakota. In 1955, he

was assigned to his own

depot in Knox. He was

later assigned to the

depots in Upham and

then Sherwood. When

they closed the Sherwood

depot, he was assigned to

the depot in New Rock-

ford. He worked for a time

at Gavin Yard in Minot

prior to retiring in 1990.

On July 16, 1953, Max

married Nona Mae Tupa,

in Crookston, Minn. She

died Jan. 9, 2005. Max

married Leone Bolinske

on May 6, 2005. They

lived in Sherwood until

2010 when they moved to


Max was a member of

Living Word Lutheran

Church, Minot, and a

former member of Our Sa-

vior Lutheran Church,

Sherwood. He was a

member of the Sherwood

Masons, the Bothun-

Peterson American Legion

Post #213, the Veterans of

Foreign Wars, the Loyal

Order of the Moose and

the Order of Railroad

Telegraphers. Max en-

joyed farming, animals

(especially his sheep),

visiting and storytelling.

Family: wife, Leone

Bolinske, Minot;

daughters, Pamela (Mike

Schanzenbach) Hurdel-

brink, Fargo, Laura

Douberly, East Grand

Forks, Minn.; grandson,

Matthew (Kailey) Douber-ly, East Grand Forks,

Minn.; sisters-in-law, Cora

Hurdelbrink, Devils Lake,

Elaine Hofer, Hillsboro,

Geraldine (Joseph)

D’Amico, Papillion, Neb.,

Mary Lou (Hurdelbrink)

Martin, Euless, Texas;

brother-in-law, Byron

Tupa, Larimore; and

numerous nieces,

nephews and cousins.

Max was preceded in

death by: his parents; son,

Steven George Hurdel-

brink; brothers, Burl

(Grace) Hurdelbrink, Ben

(Dorothy) Hurdelbrink,

Cloyd (Lozina) Hurdel-

brink; sister, Marilyn

“Sis” (Carlin) Carter; and

special aunt, Emma Hur-


Funeral: 1:30 p.m., Fri-

day, Aug. 17, 2018, at Our

Savior Lutheran Church,


Burial: Sherwood Un-

ion Cemetery, Sherwood.

Visitation: 2 to 7 p.m.,

Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018,

at Brose Funeral Home,