Harold Dean Mai, of Loveland, CO died April 30, 2015, at home at the age of 77 years old.
Harold was born November 9th, 1937 on the family farm southeast of Russell. The son of Charley & Dolly Mai (Bender). He grew up and attended country school in the Russell area. He then served in the US Military for 2 years as a sharp shooter for the Army. He was station in Germany.
Harold was united in marriage to Sherrill Boxberger on September 12, 1959, in Stockton, KS. Harold was engaged in wheat farming North of Russell for many years in the Woodston/Stockton areas. In 1971, Harold and his family moved to Colorado where he was a truck driver, until his retirement. Harold enjoyed spending time with his family. He loved hot rods, fishing, golfing, and polka dancing.
Surviving family include his wife Sherry, two daughters; Darlene & husband Jim Ehrlich of Windsor, CO. Marla & husband Brad Lynch of Rapid City SD. one son Chuck Mai & wife Michelle of Loveland CO. one brother Vernon Mai of Redcloud NE. 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and his beloved pet Kibo.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister DoraLee Steinert.
A memorial service to celebrate Harold’s life will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, May 08, 2015, at the Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary Chapel with Pastor Roger Dennis officiating. Burial of the cremains will follow at the Russell City Cemetery. Military rites will be performed by the Russell V.F.W. Post 6240. Cremation has preceded the memorial service. Register book signing and open visitation will be from 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. Thursday, May 07, 2015, at the mortuary. Pohlman- Varner-Peeler Mortuary of Russell, Kansas, is in charge of the graveside memorial service.