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David Martin Mai Jr.


David Martin Mai Jr., 84, Russell, died Monday, May 19, 2014, at Russell Regional Hospital.

He was born March 20, 1930, in Hays to David Sr. and Christine (Kerbs) Mai. He grew up in Gorham and attended school at Center School District No. 63.

He married Emma Jean Gosser on Aug. 8, 1949, in Hays. In 1964, he started his own business and became owner and operator of Mai Excavating until retiring in 1998.

Survivors include his wife, of the home; three sons, Michael David Mai, Randall Ward Mai, Webb City, Mo., and Mark William Mai, Russell; a daughter, Robin Faye (Mai) Logsdon Leiker, Russell; two sisters, Ella Marie (Mai) Westmoreland, Denver, and Irene Ruth (Mai) Harzman, Kingfisher, Okla.; 14 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two grandsons.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. May 30 at St. John Lutheran Church, Russell.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, with family present to greet guests from 6 to 7 p.m. at Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, Russell.

Memorials are suggested to St. John Lutheran Church or Russell Regional Hospital Therapy Center in care of the mortuary.