Max Allen Wewe


Max Allen Wewe, 19, passed away Friday, Sept. 9, 2022. He was born on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2003, the son of Doug and Shasta Steckline Wewe. That was the first miracle, as the sonogram said it was a girl. The family finally had their boy.

Max graduated from Garden Plain High School in 2021 with a high school diploma and a certificate in welding from Wichita State Tech. Everyone who knew Max knew he was appropriately named. He loved living life to the fullest, let’s just say, he lived life to the MAX. From the time he could be carried onto a tractor by his dad, you would find him farming, haying, and taking care of the cows. It’s not surprising his hobbies also kept him out on the land. Max loved to hunt, fish, and go to the sand dunes.

What most people might not know is Max was a son who didn’t just complete a family, he perfected this one. Doug and Shasta have had more fun with their kids than most parents ever do. It was Max’s relationship with Doug that other fathers would envy and provided not just a partner on the farm, but the best buddy in life. His relationship with his mom, Shasta would be hard for any boy to beat. He would hold her hand for no reason and share every secret of his life with her. A son could not have been any better for Doug and Shasta.

When God surprised them with a boy, HE gave them the MAX that HE had. Max was a loving son, caring brother, and best friend to everybody. He made everyone smile and was as loyal as his hunting dog, Dixie. He will be missed immensely.

Max is preceded in death by his grandma, Wah-leeta Steckline. He is survived by his parents; three sisters, Shaylee (Mark) Schnittker of Garden Plain and their son (his nephew) Preston, Shanay (Drew Rice) Wewe of Pretty Prairie, and Madison (fiance, Brett Boswell) Wewe of Kingman; grandparents, Larry and Carla Steckline of Garden Plain, Carl and Brenda Wewe of Pretty Prairie; and countless other aunts, uncles, cousins, family, and friends.


Rosary and vigil services will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, with funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, both at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Mt. Vernon.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Max Wewe memorial that will be used to remember Max at the Pretty Prairie Rodeo.