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Louis Mak, 90 - March 19, 2016

Louis Mak, 90, of Gothenburg passed away Saturday, March 19, 2016, at Cheyenne,WY.
Services were conducted at the First United Methodist Church on Thursday, March 24, at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Joel Plisek officiating. Burial was at Fort McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell.
A visitation took place at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel on Wednesday, March 23, from 1 to 8 p.m. with family members present from 4 to 6 p.m.
Mak was born July 10, 1925, at Cozad, the son of Lewis and Flossie Mak.
As a youth, he lived in the country south of Eustis, and later moved into Eustis, living there until he went overseas to serve during World War II. When he came home from the war, he resided at Cozad.
He married Helen Hood on June 25, 1948, at Norton, KS. The couple later moved to the Quad Cities in Iowa where they resided for 19 years raising their family.
Mak and his wife then moved to Gothenburg where they owned and operated Lake Side Bowl, remaining in Gothenburg until his passing.
He was a father, truck driver and business owner throughout his lifetime.
Mak was a member of the United Methodist Church for over 77 years, the Nebraska Bowling Proprietors Association and the Gothenburg Men’s Bowling Association.
?He enjoyed his grandchildren and family-oriented activities as well as trucking, playing cards and games, and watching Husker football games, according to family.
?Mak was preceded in death by: his parents, Lewis and Flossie Mak; a daughter, Lynetta Lohrman; grandson, Colby Leigh Hicken; sister, Geraldine Rehder.
Survivors include: his wife, Helen of Gothenburg; a daughter, Barbara (Bob) Hicken of Gothenburg; his son, Daniel (Syliva) Mak of ScottsBluff; son-in-law, Joseph Lohrman of Osceola; 13 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; two half-brothers—Don Penn and Vern Penn; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members.
Memorials are suggested to the First United Methodist Church, 1401 Lake Ave., Gothenburg, NE 69138, and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 1540 S. 70th St., Suite 104, Lincoln, NE 68506.