Max Robert Wells, age 42, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, at Don and Marilyn Anderson Agrace HospiceCare Center, Fitchburg, Wis.
He was born Nov. 27, 1969, to Robert and Roberta (Lechowicz) Wells in Janesville, Wis. Max graduated from Yankton High School, Yankton, S.D., and earned his bachelors in mass communications from Bemidji State University, Minn.
Throughout his life, Max was a friend to others, bringing kindness, a smile, and a positive outlook to everyone that he met. A steadfast Cubs fan, he shared his love of baseball and soccer by coaching little league, high school baseball, and youth soccer. For 14 years, he broadcasted as Mad Max Wells and Austin Ryggs on the radio, making lasting impressions on his listeners in the Madison and Janesville markets.
Max faced his cancer diagnosis like he approached everything in his life: with an optimistic attitude and determination to live life to its fullest. He recently encouraged his friends and family to "live like you've never lived before, love a little sweeter, be more selfless than selfish, cherish the little, not sweat the big, find the beauty in all and laugh more."
Max is survived by his "bride," Jan Bue-Wells of Milton, Wis., and their much-loved children, Atalissa and Jax. He is further survived by his mother, Roberta Wells. and sister, Robin (Shunil) Joseph, both of Franklin, Tenn.; brother, Ben Wells of Minneapolis, Minn.; mother-in-law, Nancee Bue, and sister-in-law, Lori Bue, both of Evansville, Wis.; nieces, Rachel and Leah Joseph; nephews, Zachary Joseph and Ean Mayer; "Grandpa Great" Howard Cufaude of Evansville; several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Wells; paternal grandparents, CJ Wells and Dorothy Wells; maternal grandparents, Walter and Marie Lechowicz; and father-in-law, Robert Bue.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 5, at First Congregational Church, Milton, with Rev. Herb Saunders officiating. Visitation will be held on Sunday at the Albrecht Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Milton, from 2-5 p.m., and from 10 a.m. until the start of the service at the church on Monday.
The family would like to thank Dr. Shekhani, the oncology angel nurses, and Agrace Hospice for their excellent care. Memorials may be sent to the Wells Family Benefit Account at First Community Bank, Milton.
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