Max Lindert

March 15, 1967 ~ September 18, 2020 (age 53)


Paul Maximilian “Max” Lindert, 53, beloved husband of Kristine “Kris” Lindert (Zangerle) for 27 years and father of two boys, Alex and Kyle, passed away on September 18, 2020, at home on his farm in Port Townsend, Washington. Max was born in Pewaukee, Wisconsin on March 15, 1967, to his loving parents, the late Kurt and Jacqueline “Jackie” Lindert. In addition to his wife and sons, he is survived by his elder siblings, sister Laurie Quinn and brother Eric Lindert, his parents-in-law, his thirteen nieces and nephews, and many brothers- and sisters-in-law.

Max was a man whose relentless creativity, independence, and inner strength drove him not just to follow his dreams, but to grab them with his bare hands and make them manifest; to sow the earth with their seeds and tend them until they took root and flourished. In the case of his most expansive dream, the planting of these seeds was not only metaphorical; he sowed them himself in his own blend of nutrient-rich soil. This fresh and fertile earth is what formed the living foundation of his own farm, the farm he had dreamt about having since he was a small boy running wild on his parent’s sprawling acreage, which he now transformed into reality on a plot of land near the coastal town of Port Townsend, Washington. There, among his thriving fields, with his wife he loved so dearly by his side, and his two boys of whom he was so proud, Max and his family made their home, just as his parents had half a century before. It was this loving home, this family of his own, which was truly the greatest of all the many dreams Max fulfilled.

Max was a fighter to the end. His titanic force of will--that legendary stubbornness of his, which sometimes seemed to be no less than a superpower, was not enough to beat cancer. Still, against these impossible odds, Max fought. Even as he made peace with his imminent passing, he couldn’t help but go down swinging, holding death at bay day-by-day, just so he could spend that one day more with his wife and sons, to have one more hug, one more kiss, one more call from all the others who loved him.  

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