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Louis J. Nowak, 82, of Silver Lake

Louis Nowak

Louis Joseph Nowak, 82, of Silver Lake, died Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015, at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis.
 
A concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, Aug. 20, at 11 a.m., at Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake with the Revs. Tony Stubeda and Paul Schumacher as celebrants. Visitation will be Wednesday, Aug. 19, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., with a prayer service at 6 p.m., at The Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake. Visitation will continue Thursday, Aug. 20, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., also at the funeral home.
 
Honorary casket bearers will be Amanda Schermann, Leah Schermann, Jamie Nowak, Carter Nowak and William Nowak. Casket bearers will be Bradley Nowak, Kevin Nowak, Justin Nowak, Andrew Miller, Nathan Schermann and Gregory Nowak.
 
Interment will be in the St. Adalbert Cemetery with military rites.
 
Louis Nowak was born May 23, 1933, in Hale Township, McLeod County, the son of Louis and Louise (Pokornowski) Nowak Sr.
Mr. Nowak honorably served his country in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1956.
 
On Aug. 13, 1957, Louis Nowak and Yvonne Jilek were joined in holy marriage at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Silver Lake.
He engaged in dairy farming in Hale Township, McLeod County, for many years. He was a faithful and lifelong member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake. He also belonged to the Knights of Columbus and the American Legion.
 
He is survived by his wife, Yvonne; children, Jim (Deb) Nowak, Ann (Bruce) Schermann, Lois (Michael) Schermann and Ervin (Teresa) Nowak, all of Silver Lake; 11 grandchildren, Bradley (Angie) Nowak, Kevin (Brittany) Nowak and Justin (Elizabeth) Nowak, Andrew (Donisha) Miller, Nathan Schermann and Gregory Nowak, Amanda Schermann, Leah Schermann, Jamie Nowak, Carter Nowak and William Nowak; five great-grandchildren, Aiden Nowak, Ethan Nowak, Calvin Nowak, Jaelyn Miller and Levi Miller; a brother, Clarence (Margie) Nowak of Missouri; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Arlene (John) Wendolek of Silver Lake; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
 
He was preceded in death by his son, David Nowak; his parents; an infant brother, Joseph; brothers, Felix (Elmerine) Nowak and Edmond (Bernadine) Nowak; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Carl and Blanche Jilek; and by a brother-in-law, Ronald (Veronica) Jilek.
 
The Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.mareshfuneralhome.com.