Maxton William Soviak, 22, of Berlin Heights, OH passed away August 26, 2021, while serving his country. He was born January 22, 1999, in Westerville, OH and lived in Berlin Heights until the time of his enlistment. Maxton attended Edison Local Schools, as well as EHOVE Career Center, graduating in 2017. After graduation, Maxton joined the United States Navy, proudly serving as a Navy Corpsman.
Maxton's football career began at the age of seven, which continued through his senior year of high school. He was instrumental in helping lead the team to the final four playoff games during his junior year and as a captain his senior year. Maxton was part of the Edison wrestling team from Biddy through his senior year when the team won the state championship. Maxton was involved in the Boy Scouts, ultimately earning Life Scout, the second highest rank attainable. Maxton was a member of the Erie County Conservation Club Junior Rifle Team and competed in Air rifle, small bore, and AR15 events at Camp Perry. He also loved extreme sports, such as, rock climbing, skiing, scuba diving, Jiu Jitsu, and CrossFit.
Maxton made friends with people from all over the world. One of his proudest achievements was helping found a Biddy Wrestling/Jiu Jitsu program while stationed in Guam.
Maxton loved his family fiercely. He was loyal, strong, stubborn, and independent. Maxton was his family's "King of the Wild Things", he was always ready to "Let the Wild Rumpus Start!" At the end of the day, he wanted to be where he was loved the most, with his Family.
Maxton is survived by his parents, Kip and Rachel (Golas) Soviak; siblings, Kathleen Soviak, Bryan (Sasha) Kinney, Allison (Spenser) Spacek, Marilyn Soviak, Alexandria Soviak, Josepheen Soviak, Griffin Soviak, Andrew Soviak, Joseph Soviak, Emerson Soviak, Charles Soviak, and Finley Soviak; niece, Clover Kinney; nephew, Bowie Kinney; maternal grandparents, David and Judy Golas; paternal grandparents, Paul and Petal Soviak; uncles and aunts, David and Roxy Golas, Daniel Golas, Carolyn and Benjamin Burkam, and Jody and Shelley Soviak; and numerous cousins and friends.
Maxton was preceded in death by his sister, Nayla Banks-Soviak.
Friends may call from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM on Sunday, September 12, 2021 at the Edison High School Field House, 2603 State Rte. 113 E, Milan. Services will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, September 13 at the Edison High School Stadium. A private burial will follow.
Online condolences may be left at www.mormanfuneralhome.com
Memorial donations may be made to the Max Soviak Memorial Fund. Deposits can be made at any Civista Bank, or checks can be made out to the Max Soviak Memorial Fund and mailed to: Civista Bank, 24 E. Main St., Berlin Heights, OH 44814.
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