Ted R. Nowak
Published on -9/6/2012, 9:58 AM
Ted R. Nowak, 76, Hays, died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012, at Hays Medical Center.
He was born Sept. 28, 1935, in Manhattan. He was adopted at the age of 3 and raised by Clem and Rosalin (Munk) Nowak.
He married Tina Gottschalk on Nov. 25, 1972, in Schoenchen.
He was a bus driver for Hays USD 489 school district for 31 years. He moved to Hays in 1975.
He was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church and Schoenchen Third Degree Knights of Columbus.
He enjoyed gardening, playing cards, polka music, dancing, his family and grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; a son, John Nowak and wife, Karen, Victoria; two daughters, Kristi Wasinger and husband, Mitchell, Victoria, and Lisa Chappell, Hays; a brother, Jerry Nowak and wife, Pam, Gorham; a sister, Jan Kirk, Salina; and five grandchildren, Brooklyn, Brody and Broc Nowak, and Alaya and Avianna Chappell.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two grandchildren, Lacey Wasinger and Dalton Wasinger; two brothers-in-law, Gene Kirk and Eugene Otis; and three sisters, Lorraine Webb, Virginia Schaeffer and Donna Otis.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Hays; burial in St. Joseph Cemetery, Hays.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday and from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. Saturday, both at Cline's Mortuary of Hays, 1919 E. 22nd, Hays, KS 67601.
A Schoenchen Knights of Columbus rosary will be at 6:30 p.m. Friday, followed by a vigil at 7 p.m., both at the mortuary.
Memorials are suggested to Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Ronald McDonald House or USD 489 Foundation for Education in care of the mortuary. Condolences can be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.