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Louis Maharas

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March 8, 1933 — June 29, 2017
ALGONA — Louis Maharas, age 84 of Algona, passed away Thursday, June 29, 2017, at the Good Samaritan Society in Algona. Funeral services were held on Monday, July 3, 2017 at 10:30 a.m., at Trinity Lutheran Church in Algona with Rev. Tom Schlund officiating. Burial took place at East Lawn Cemetery with military rites conducted by the Algona VFW Post #2541 and the Algona American Legion Hagg-Turner Post #90. Visitation was held on Sunday, July 2, 2017 from 4-6 p.m., at the Trinity Life Center at Trinity Lutheran Church in Algona.
Louis Melvin Maharas, son of Nicholas and Thelma (Tucker) Maharas was born March 8, 1933 in Algona. He attended Algona Schools and graduated from Algona High School in 1952. On Oct. 23, 1953, Louie enlisted in the United States Army serving during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged on Sept. 30, 1955. 
On June 1, 1958 he married Donna J. Seefeld at Trinity Lutheran Church in Algona, Iowa. Louie worked at Coast to Coast then started Maharas Manufacturing remanufacturing International Harvester tractor parts until his retirement in 1999. Louie was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church where he served as an elder, Golden K Kiwanis, Black Hats and Lutheran Laymen League where he held several offices. Louie was an advocate for the Algona Good Samaritan Care Center. He enjoyed the Over 50 Golf Club, Black Hat events and being able to take part in the Honor Flight in 2013. Louie loved to spend time with his family and attending his grandchildren’s events.
Louie is survived by his wife of 59 years, Donna Maharas of Algona; two daughters, Connie (Michael) Potter of Waterloo and Kelly (Tom) Borchers of Carroll and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Christian Borchers; three brothers, Virgil, William and Nicholas Jr. Maharas and two sisters, Dorothy Woodall and Viola Schipull.
The Lentz Funeral Home in Algona is serving the family, exclusive provider of Veterans and Family Memorial Care.  Louie’s video tribute may be viewed at

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