Max E. Leffert, 89, Ferdinand

Max E. Leffert, 89, of Ferdinand, died Friday, September 18, at his home. He was born in Bourbon August 28, 1931, to Maurice and Charlotte Amanda (Tripp) Leffert. He married Barbara Ann Mayville July 7, 1956, at Elizabeth. She died March 14, 2010.

Max was known for designing houses in the local community. He served in the U.S. Air Force as a military police officer from 1950 to 1954, achieving the rank of staff sergeant. He was a member of the Ferdinand American Legion and the Huntingburg United Methodist Church. He was a 1949 graduate of Merrillville High School and the Louisville Technical Institutional trade school. He worked in design and was owner of Leffert Construction. He also worked for Styline and was one of the original employees who started Craftsman Construction. Following his retirement he taught himself AutoCAD and began taking computers apart and rebuilding them as a past time. He enjoyed walking in the park, talking with his neighbors and friends, and was proud of his family.

He is survived by one daughter, Deborah Aders and husband Tony, Ferdinand; three sons, Anthony Leffert and wife Lou, San Diego, California, and Mark Leffert and wife Linda and Paul Leffert and wife Carolyn, all of St. Meinrad; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren (and one on the way); and one sister, Eleanor Klevickas and husband Mamertas, Merrillville.

In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by two brothers, Carl and Steve Leffert.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand. Funeral services at noon Monday at the funeral home with burial following in the St. Ferdinand Church cemetery. COVID-19 guidelines and protocol for gatherings will be followed. Online condolences can be shared at