Obituaries

Albert Lee Mauk 1956 - 2012 Log Cabin, TX

Albert Lee Mauk, 55, of Log Cabin, TX passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler, Texas surrounded by family members. He passed peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer. Albert was born on August 6, 1956 in Independence, MO to Richard and Rowena Mauk. After Albert’s birth the family moved to Port Lavaca, TX for a time, then to Pratt, KS and finally relocated to Baldwin City, KS where Albert grew up. He attended Baldwin Grade School and Baldwin High School. After leaving high school in 1973, Albert fashioned an evolving career and life doing the things he loved- electronics repair, design and invention, travel and outdoor challenges, learning and playing music on all types of instruments, and spending time with friends and family. These interests coupled with technical training at the Electronics Institute of Kansas City allowed Albert the opportunity for travel and occupations in various far-flung locations from the Bering Strait in Alaska to Puerto Rico and California to Florida. As part of his various occupational pursuits, Albert invented and authored a patent for an environmental device for cleaning industrial wastewater.
Albert is survived by daughter Deja Coffin with spouse Nicolas of McLouth, KS with children Kaylynn (7), Kadence (4) and Kash (1); daughter Devin Mauk with spouse Bob and daughter Maya (4) of Kansas City, MO; father Richard Mauk of Dallas, TX, mother Rowena (Mauk) Lacer and stepfather Lloyd Lacer of Baldwin City, KS; 3 brothers- Fred of Lawrence, KS, Dick of Omaha, NE; Chuck of Baldwin City, KS; 3 sisters- Cathy and Mary of Raytown, MO; and Susan of Omaha, NE.
A graveside memorial service will be held May 26, 2012 at 10:00 am at Oakwood Cemetery in Baldwin City, KS. A celebration of Albert’s life will be held May 26 at 1:00 pm at the home of Albert’s brother, Chuck, 16 E. 1200 Road, Baldwin City.
A pending memorial tribute on Facebook will supply information regarding other plans for honoring Albert’s memory.