Leonard Michael Mashek was born July 21, 1952 in Mitchell to Leonard J. and Margaret (Hoffmann) Mashek. He grew up near Kimball and attended Kimball High School. He joined the US Air Force in 1971 and was honorably discharged in 1975. In 1982 he married Bette Loudner. Mike was employed various places and mostly recently at Clark Paving in Mitchell until retiring in 2014 due to failing health.
He is survived by one daughter, Andrea Mashek of TX, his ex-wife, Bette and step-daughters: Stephanie and Mona, three sisters: Vickie (Dick) Thomas of Gregory, Trudie (Jerry) Boedeker of White Lake and Debbie (Bill) Ernst of Stickney, four brothers: Jim (Rena) Mashek of Alliance, NE, Rick Mashek of Watertown, Joe (Denise) Mashek of Bridgeport, NE and Chris (Debbie) Mashek of Lexington Park, MD.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Holly Martin, brother, John Mashek and a brother in infancy, Patrick Lee Mashek.