Splittgerber passes away at age 24
Memorial services for Max Skelton Splittgerber, 24, of Temple, were held Sept. 18 at the First Presbyterian Church in Temple. Rev. Margaret Boles officiated. Private family burial was held in Salado Cemetery before the Memorial Service.
Splittgerber died September 15 at Scott & White Hospital in Temple after an extended illness with Epitheloid Sarcoma Cancer. He had been a patient at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston for two years.
He was born in Temple on August 28, 1978. He graduated from Temple High School in 1996 and recently graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a B.S. in Radio-Television-Film. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Temple. Max was loved by everyone who knew him and he will be greatly missed.
His survivors include his parents William and Maxine Splittgerber, of Temple his brother William “Bill” DeWitt Splittergerber of Tequesta, FL, and brother Matt Dee Splittgerber of Lubbock. He is also survived by his grandparents, Mrs. Eileen Skelton of Temple, and Mrs. Eula Splittgerber, of Belton-Salado, and a large extended family.
He was preceded in death by grandfathers Max DeWitt Skelton, of Temple, and Ernest W. Splittgerber, of Belton-Salado.
The family extends thanks to the caregivers at Scott & White Memorial Hospital in Temple, Scott & White Hospice in Temple and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.
Memorials can be made to any of the following:
Scott & White Hospice, 2401 South 31st St., Temple, TX 76502; Scott & White Cancer Prevention and Care Center, 2401 31st St. Temple, TX 76502; The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center for Sarcoma Research, PO Box 297153, Houston, TX 77297; and First Presbyterian Church, 12 West French St., Temple, TX 76501.
Scanio-Harper Funeral Home in Temple was in charge of the funeral arrangements.