Russell J. Louk & Helen M. Coldwater
Russell Jay Louk Birth: Oct. 2, 1932 Clearfield Death: Dec. 18, 2000 Culver, Marshall, Indiana
Burial: Culver Masonic Cemetery Culver Marshall County Indiana CPL US ARMY KOREA son of
Ray Francis Jr Louk & Ida Mae Cramer
married July 12, 1953 South Bend, Indiana Helen M. Coldwater Louk daughter of
'Andy' Andrew Henry Coldwater
and Lula May Overmyer
Robert Jay "Bob" Louk
Born August 30, 1963 to Russell and Helen Coldwater Louk in South Bend, Indiana, Bob
was the oldest brother in a sports oriented family. His focus became football and NASCAR
and became a Richard Petty fan at an early age. Bob spent the majority of his lifetime in the
Culver area. He was a 1982 graduate of Culver Community High School, and afterwards,
would go on to IVY Tech for his degree as a Drafting Engineer, and later would use at
Exacto Inc of South Bend.
Bob had many hobbies, but model car building was among the first and longest lasting.
Over the years he moved on to Remote Control Cars, Co Owning the Lapaz Raceway. That
boosted his interest to the quarter scale racing. He was a longtime member of QSAC,
Quarter Scale Auto Club, and Indy Quarter Scale Club officiating many of their races. Bob
later helped coordinate what would be a close friendship with The Bob Newton family,
Hoosier Tire and The Newton Center, bringing together his beloved club and his new friends
at Newton Park. Their first race at Newton Park was a Fun Run with Tony Stewart of
NASCAR. This was a huge success and was to be repeated. Soon afterwards, Mr. Newton
passed and Bob went to the Hoosier Tire/Newton Park Family asking to set up a memorial
race, and with the support of Fred Murry, Todd Holloway and the Indy quarterscalers, they
proudly boast two National and two Tri-State competitions.
On August 23, 2008, Bob married Patty Williams Skorup, and along with Emily their
daughter, they became his pride. Any conversation would come back to how proud he was
of his family. Emily following every step she was allowed behind Bob. Emily frequented his
days at the Ingall's track, home of the Indy Quartscale Club, Newton Park and their favorite
hang out Bremen Hobby, searching for the newest project or paint for a hobby they both
loved, completing their final car only days before his passing.
Bob leaves behind, his wife Patty, daughter Emily, step-son Michael Skorup and his mother
Helen Louk, as well as his extended family, Nona WIlliams, Kerry and Chad Pantle, Bonnie
and Steve Swartzell, Roger and Tina Williams, Stacy and Aaron MacAnally. Preceding Bob
in death are his father, Russell Louk, brother Andy Louk, brother Scott Louk, and
sister-in-law Paula Masterson.
Memorial Services for Bob will be held on June 18, 2016 at 1 pm at the Santa Anna United
Methodist Church, 18929 Nutmeg Rd Argos, Indiana Pastor Henry Sprunger of Santa Anna
Church will be officiating.
Andy R Louk
CULVER - Andy R. Louk, 43, of Culver, IN passed away unexpectedly Tuesday evening July 22,
Andy was born on Dec. 28, 1964, in South Bend, IN to Helen (Coldwater) and Russell J. Louk.
The family relocated to Culver in 1972.
He was a graduate of Culver Community Jr/Sr High School in 1983. Later he received his Accounting
Degree from Ivy Tech in South Bend.
He was married to Donna Lee Smith on Oct. 8, 1988. They later divorced.
He was a member of Santa Anna United Methodist Church, Argos, IN where he served as
Andy was preceded in death by his father, Russell H. Louk in Dec 2000.
He is survived by his mother; two brothers, Robert Louk of Ober, IN and Scott Louk of Rochester, IN;
and his fiancé, Julie Spano. Andy was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan.
He loved to drive and show off his 1979 Chrysler Cordoba, which he had restored. He enjoyed fishing,
playing euchre and cribbage with his family and friends, and loved his "kitty bear". Even in death Andy
gave to others by being an organ donor, helping 75 other people.
A time of sharing memories with the family will be held on Sat. July 26, 2008, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00
p.m. EDT at the Bonine-Odom Funeral Home, Culver. Rev. Henry Sprunger will officiate services at
1:00 p.m. Interment will follow at the Culver Masonic Cemetery.
Contributions in memory of Andy R. Louk may be made to the Santa Anna United Methodist Church,
Argos, IN. Condolences may be sent to the family via the obituary page at
www. bonineodom. com The Bonine-Odom Funeral Home, Culver, is in charge of arrangements. -
South Bend Tribune on 7/25/2008
Scott A. Louk
Scott A. Louk, 46, of Rochester, IN, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday evening, June 25, 2014.
Scott was born Dec 14, 1967 in South Bend, IN to Helen (Coldwater) and Russell J. Louk.
The family relocated to Culver, IN in 1972. He was a graduate of Culver Community Jr-Sr High School in
1986. He served as manager for the football and basketball teams all through high school. He was
a member of Santa Ana United Methodist Church, Argos, IN. Scott was an avid Green Bay Packers
and Cubs fan. He liked to scare kids at trick-or-treat times and always had candy for them.
Scott is survived by his mother Helen of Culver and brother Robert (Patty) Louk of Ober, IN and
special niece Emily. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, father Russell J. Louk in Dec
2000, and brother Andy R. Louk in July 2008.
A time of sharing memories with the family will be held on Saturday, June 28, 2014 from 1:00 – 3:00
PM at the Odom Funeral Home, Culver. Rev. Henry Sprunger will officiate services at 3:00 PM.
Interment will follow at the Culver Masonic Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in memory of Scott A. Louk may be made to the Santa Ana UMC, Argos, IN.
Helen M. Louk
Helen was born on April 13, 1933 and passed away on Wednesday, October 25, 2017.
Helen was a resident of Culver, Indiana at the time of passing.
After graduating from Riley High School, Helen fell in love and married Russell J. Louk, who had just
returned from serving in the Korean War.
A time to gather with the family will be held on Sunday, October 29, 2017 from 1:30 - 3:00 pm followed
by funeral services led by Rev. Henry Sprunger at 3:00 pm. Burial will follow at the Culver Masonic
Memorials may be given to Santa Anna United Methodist Church