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Alwin Max Juchheim Jr.

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Alwin Max Juchheim Jr.

Birth
Grenada, Grenada County, Mississippi, USA
Death
29 Nov 2014 (aged 92)
Grenada, Grenada County, Mississippi, USA
Burial
Grenada, Grenada County, Mississippi, USA GPS-Latitude: 33.7735278, Longitude: -89.8108056
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Alwin Max Juchheim Jr.
Alwin Max Juchheim Jr., 92, of Grenada, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014 at UMMC Grenada after a brief illness.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Alwin M. Sr. and Jenny Moore Juchheim; his wife, Hazel Pierce Juchheim; sisters, Emma Karl Neelly and Mary Moore Hoffman.
He is survived by a daughter, Pam Boyd (Bobby) of Meridian; sons, Dr. Max Juchheim III (Elin) of Grenada and Karl Juchheim of Grenada, and sisters, Betty King of Grenada and Dr. Freida Harter of Oakland, Calif. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Rob Boyd of Oxford, Max Juchheim IV of Boston, Elliott Juchheim and Paige Juchheim, both of Memphis, three great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other family members.
Mr. Juchheim, a life long resident of Grenada, graduated high school in Grenada, attended Sunflower Junior College in Moorhead and entered military service as cadet class 43C Marion, Fla. He was an Army Air Corps fighter pilot in the 8th Air Force 78th Fighter Group 83rd Fighter Squadron flying P47 Thunderbolts. He was a double ace plus. Awards received include: US Distinguished Service Cross, Distinguished Flying Cross with silver clusters, Purple Heart, Air Medal with three oak leaf clusters, European Theatre of Operation Ribbon with one battle star and the French Battle Star Croix de Guerre Medal.
On May 28, 1944, Lt. Juchheim was involved in a mid-air collision with a friendly fighter having to bail out and became a prisoner of war. After failed attempts to escape, Capt. Juchheim was successful in escaping back to allied lines.
Mr. Juchheim then returned to Grenada where he joined his father in business at Juchheim Body Shop. He was a former volunteer fireman, a Grenada City Councilman, and a founding charter member of the Grenada Kiwanis Club. He was a life long member of the First Baptist Church of Grenada.
One of the highlights of his later life was to be honored with an invitation by the Mississippi Gulf Coast Honor Flight to visit Washington, D.C. to view the World War II Memorial established in memory of those who gave their lives for our freedom. He stated many times, “Freedom is not free” and taught those around him to appreciate each day that we have and live it to the fullest. He loved his family and his friends dearly and never missed an opportunity to remind those around him that we serve a mighty God for whom we owe all of our many blessings.
Visitation will be held at First Baptist Church, Grenada, from noon-2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, with the funeral service to follow at 2 p.m. at the church. Burial will be at Woodlawn in Grenada. Honor Guard will participate. His sons, son-in-law and grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
The family requests memorial gifts be made to First Baptist Church, 450 Faith Drive, Grenada, MS 38901; or to the charity of your choice.
The family would like to express sincere gratitude to Dr. Joseph S. Messina Jr. and the staff at UMMC Grenada for the excellent care provided to Mr. Juchheim and to his beloved Biscuit Pit pals and his many friends for their devotion throughout the years.
Garner-Harper Funeral Home in Grenada is in charge of the arrangements.

Grenada Star - December 1, 2014
Alwin Max Juchheim Jr.
Alwin Max Juchheim Jr., 92, of Grenada, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014 at UMMC Grenada after a brief illness.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Alwin M. Sr. and Jenny Moore Juchheim; his wife, Hazel Pierce Juchheim; sisters, Emma Karl Neelly and Mary Moore Hoffman.
He is survived by a daughter, Pam Boyd (Bobby) of Meridian; sons, Dr. Max Juchheim III (Elin) of Grenada and Karl Juchheim of Grenada, and sisters, Betty King of Grenada and Dr. Freida Harter of Oakland, Calif. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Rob Boyd of Oxford, Max Juchheim IV of Boston, Elliott Juchheim and Paige Juchheim, both of Memphis, three great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other family members.
Mr. Juchheim, a life long resident of Grenada, graduated high school in Grenada, attended Sunflower Junior College in Moorhead and entered military service as cadet class 43C Marion, Fla. He was an Army Air Corps fighter pilot in the 8th Air Force 78th Fighter Group 83rd Fighter Squadron flying P47 Thunderbolts. He was a double ace plus. Awards received include: US Distinguished Service Cross, Distinguished Flying Cross with silver clusters, Purple Heart, Air Medal with three oak leaf clusters, European Theatre of Operation Ribbon with one battle star and the French Battle Star Croix de Guerre Medal.
On May 28, 1944, Lt. Juchheim was involved in a mid-air collision with a friendly fighter having to bail out and became a prisoner of war. After failed attempts to escape, Capt. Juchheim was successful in escaping back to allied lines.
Mr. Juchheim then returned to Grenada where he joined his father in business at Juchheim Body Shop. He was a former volunteer fireman, a Grenada City Councilman, and a founding charter member of the Grenada Kiwanis Club. He was a life long member of the First Baptist Church of Grenada.
One of the highlights of his later life was to be honored with an invitation by the Mississippi Gulf Coast Honor Flight to visit Washington, D.C. to view the World War II Memorial established in memory of those who gave their lives for our freedom. He stated many times, “Freedom is not free” and taught those around him to appreciate each day that we have and live it to the fullest. He loved his family and his friends dearly and never missed an opportunity to remind those around him that we serve a mighty God for whom we owe all of our many blessings.
Visitation will be held at First Baptist Church, Grenada, from noon-2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, with the funeral service to follow at 2 p.m. at the church. Burial will be at Woodlawn in Grenada. Honor Guard will participate. His sons, son-in-law and grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
The family requests memorial gifts be made to First Baptist Church, 450 Faith Drive, Grenada, MS 38901; or to the charity of your choice.
The family would like to express sincere gratitude to Dr. Joseph S. Messina Jr. and the staff at UMMC Grenada for the excellent care provided to Mr. Juchheim and to his beloved Biscuit Pit pals and his many friends for their devotion throughout the years.
Garner-Harper Funeral Home in Grenada is in charge of the arrangements.

Grenada Star - December 1, 2014


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