Max was born to Alois and Regina (Messing) Kosch on a farm outside of Shelby, Ne. He grew up being the oldest nine boys, along with his twin sister, and step-sister. He graduated from Shelby High School and serviced in the Navy as a marine machinist (1942-1945) during WWII, Returning home, he married Grace Bernt on June 30th, 1947. They raised five children in Columbus, Ne.
Max enjoyed working on inventions through his work experiences an even as a hobby. In the Navy he was a marine machinist. Max worked with three brothers to start the Kosch Company in Columbus, Ne. He then moved on to work for Dowd Oil Company, Becton-Dickinson (B-D), and before retirement, he worked for Johnson Matthey Electronics in Spokane, Wa.
Faith was an important part of his life. He was a member of the following organizations: Blue Army of Our Lady of Fatima, Legion of Mary, Lay Fraternity of St. Dominic and the Third Order of St. Francis.
Max is survived by daughters, Ann Kosch of Manhattan, Ks, Mary Jane (Joe) Noble of Albion, Ne, Paulette Gembica of Columbus, Ne; grandchildren, Larry (Ely) Kosch of Austin, Tx, Dylan (Gina) Kosch of Grand Island, Ne, Jenny (Mike) Ahlers of Lee summit, MO, Matthew (Mandy) Gembica of Tarnov, NE; 12 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild; brothers, Alois/Joe, Delmar and Gerald Bosch; twin sister, Maxine Aerts; sisters in law, Wilma (Svodoba), JoAnn (Sokol), Dorothy (Gurgall), Roberta (Podvaza); along with nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Preceded in death by his parents, Alois and Regina (Messin) Kosch; wife, Grace (Bernt); sons, Larry Max and Stanley Gerard; son in law, Gregory Gembica; daughter, Mary Ann; brothers, Harold, Howard, Jerome, Dean and Donald; brothers in law, Ted Aerts, Bill Behrns; sisters, Elizabeth and Teresa; step-sister, Romana; sisters in law, Irene (Velk), Janet (Dullum).