Max Bischoff

(Sept. 23, 1961 - March 5, 2019)


Max was born on Sept. 23, 1961, in Lovell, Wyoming, to Doc Gene and Margaret (Trix) Bischoff. He was the fourth of five kids. The majority of his childhood was spent in the Bighorn Mountains on the family ranch, with all of his extended family and great friends.

Through high school, Max became a national champion saddle bronc rider, as well as a national champion steer wrestler. After graduation, he attended Northwest College on a rodeo scholarship.

Max and Maryanne met the first week of college, and three weeks later, he asked her if she wanted to be “Mrs. B.” They dated for a few years and were then married on June 15, 1985.

After they were married, the couple spent the next 16 years sharing their passion for agriculture and teaching their children a love and appreciation for stewardship to the land and animals on a ranch in Burlington, Wyoming. Max got a job with the EO Bischoff Ranch in 2006. In 2011, after many miles driving between Lovell and Burlington, the family moved to Lovell. They continued to “live the dream” and raise their kids in the Bighorn Mountains, just like Max.

Max was the most selfless and giving person. It didn’t matter if he knew you or not. If you needed absolutely anything, he would drop everything to lend a hand.

Max was plagued with many trials and tribulations throughout his life. Never once did he ever complain or let it break his spirit. Every single caregiver that was blessed to aid in his care commented that they had never seen a more “gentlemanly gentleman,” and they would happily do anything to help him. His doctor commented that he had never seen anyone with as much try and spirit as Max. He was also amazed at the amount of love and support of all of his family and friends in the most trying battle he has ever had to fight.

Survivors include his wife Maryanne; their three children Chelsea (Lance) Martin and daughters Easton and Lainey of Powell, Tyrell (Charis) Bischoff and daughter Oakley and son Cinch of Lovell, and Cade (fiancé Tianna Valerio) Bischoff of Stephenville Texas; mother–in-law Carol Nickelson; sister Pam (Jim) Kysar; brother Lyle Bischoff (Tim Hart); sister Val Cross — all of Powell; sister Deborah (Lanning) May of Cowley; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews; and so many friends.

Our lives are forever changed as Max taught us all to be the best versions of ourselves and work hard in all that we do.

Memorial services are being held Saturday, March 9, at 2 p.m. at the Lovell Community Center.