Funeral services for Karl Maack, age 63 of West Point, NE will be held on Monday, November 4, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the Grace Lutheran Church in West Point, NE with Pastor Priscilla Hukki officiating. Interment will be in the Mt. Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be on Sunday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Minnick Funeral Home in West Point, NE and will continue on Monday one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be directed in Karl’s name to the Grace Lutheran Church, John A. Stahl Library, Walk Stars Relay for Life Team, or a charity of your choice.
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Karl passed away on Thursday, October 31, 2019 at St. Joseph's Hillside Villa in West Point, NE.
Karl Ludwig Maack was born November 27, 1955 to Donald and Audrey (Ludwig) Maack at West Point, NE. He was baptized at Zion Lutheran Church, rural Wisner, and confirmed at Grace Lutheran Church, West Point. He attended West Point Schools and graduated in 1975. Karl was an active member of Grace Lutheran Church and helped teach the preschool Sunday School children for many years.
Karl lived on the farm, helping his parents and doing various jobs until 1978, when he went to work at the West Point News. Karl worked for Dick and Gwen Lindberg and later for Tom and Michele Kelly for a total of 40 years. Karl’s illness forced him to retire in 2018.
Karl moved into his own apartment in West Point in 2011. When he became ill, he moved into his mother’s home in December of 2018.
Karl did volunteer work at Grace Lutheran Church and at North Star. As he went for his daily walks, he would pick up litter around the West Point Community Theatre, the Sunshine Senior Center, and various other places. Karl was also a long time member of the Walk Stars Relay for Life Team in Cuming County.
Karl possessed a remarkable memory; being able to recall significant dates and places with ease. During conversations, he would often associate someone with their special birthdate or anniversary. Many were astonished with what he could remember! It was truly a gift!
Karl is survived by his:
Mother-Audrey Maack of West Point, NE
Brother- Kurt (Joan) Maack of Bennington, NE
Laura (Aaron) Beschaler of Springfield, NE and children-
Archer Lee Beschaler and Penelope Joan Beschaler
Emily (Matt) Saucier of Kansas City, MO and son-
Benjamin Alan Saucier
Karl also leaves behind many loving family and friends.
Karl was preceded in death by his father, Don Maack.