DR. EDWIN MAX CASE ~ Class of 1957
April 8, 1939 - January 9, 2012
Dr. Edwin Max Case, 72, passed away January 9, 2012. He was born in his grandmother's home April 8, 1939 in Chelan, WA to Olin S. Case and Edna Mae Stinemates who preceded him in death.
He graduated salutatorian at Columbia High School in 1957 and then attended DePauw University, graduating in 1961. He received a Bachelor of Divinity degree from Drew Theological Seminary, and a Doctorate from Butler University and Christian Theological Seminary. He married Ann Louise Hutchins in August 24, 1963 in Columbus, Ohio.
Dr. Case served as a senior pastor at several Indiana Methodist churches over the years. His principal vocation was as educator and administrator. He taught at Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School from 1976-1981, and then took an administrative position at the University of Indianapolis in their Department of University Advancement. He finished his career serving as Executive Director of Indiana Network for Higher Education Ministries.
Max loved to travel and teach. He taught a class focusing on spirituality in films at various congregations, public libraries, and elder hostel programs. He was an avid patron of the Eiteljorg Museum in downtown Indianapolis and served as a volunteer there. Likewise, he served on the Christian Theological Seminary Alumni Association board.
Max is survived by his two sons, Marcus and Michael (Jennifer) Case, and three grandchildren, Elizabeth, Alexander, and Emily Case. He is survived as well by two sisters, his elder, Deanna Case Ackerman ('55) of Roseville, CA, and a younger sister, Vicki Case Wellenbrock ('69) of Longview, WA.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, January 17, 2012 from 2pm until 5:15pm, followed by a prayer service at 5:30pm in North United Methodist Church, 3808 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46208. Burial service will be on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at Oak Lawn Cemetery Lebanon, IN at 1:00pm.
Published in the The Indianapolis Star on January 15, 2012