August 11, 2023, at 4:45 p.m., Pastor Max D. Younce was called home to Heaven by his Savior Jesus Christ. Marjorie, his wife of 67 years, was by his side. Memorial Services will be held at a later date. His passing culminates a fifty-three year Ministry of the Gospel in five churches and founder of two: Heritage Bible Church in Madison, Ohio, and Heritage Baptist Bible Church in Walnut Grove, MN (1991-2023). Stephens Funeral Service – Walnut Grove Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
He is survived by two sons: Dr. Craig L. Younce and his wife Terri Matheson Younce and Douglas M. Younce and his wife Sue Ann Huelsman Younce; grandchildren: Mrs. Jeremiah (Dr. Tara) Younce Smith; Mrs. Matthew (Dr. Sara) Younce Stapleton; Dr. Craig W. Younce (wife Amy); Nathan Hill; Mrs. Kayleb (Erin) Hill Arwood; Mr. and Mrs. James (wife Cora) Owens; Mr. and Mrs. Justin (wife Stacey) Owens; Mr. and Mrs. Brooks Younce (wife Lindsay); Jessalyn Younce Guzman; Douglas Younce; Mrs. Jason (Shannon Younce) Graham; Ivory Younce; Mrs. Geoffrey (Summer) Younce Ashcroft; and many great grandchildren. Dr. Younce was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Mansfield D. Younce; one son Bradley Scott Younce; and two grandsons: Air Force Tech Sgt. E6 Josh Owens, and Wynston Brynt Younce.
Dr. Younce was known for teaching Scripture. Spend any time with him, and he would have explained to you, in detail, how to go to Heaven. He has you read his favorite verse, John 3:16. For God so loved the world …. “Does that include you?” he asks. …That He gave His only begotten Son. “Do you celebrate Christmas?” Yes. That’s when Christ took on human flesh. “How ‘bout Easter?” Yes. That’s when Christ died on the Cross to pay for our sin, coming out of the grave three days and nights later. “If you believe He did that for you, He makes you two promises: 1. …should not perish, (you will not go to Hell.) 2. …but have everlasting life (you will have everlasting life.)” Does that make sense to you? We hope it does.