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Allen Lake

December 10, 1962 — May 12, 2021

 Allen Lee Lake, 58 of Oshkosh, Ne entered into rest on May 12, 2021 at Regional West Medical Center.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church in Oshkosh.  Burial will follow in the Antelope Valley Cemetery near Oshkosh.

Visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday evening at the church with a rosary service beginning at 6:00.

The mass will be streamed live via the Holechek-Bondegard Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/hbfunerals) and available to watch after the service.

Holechek-Bondegard Funeral Home and Cremations in Oshkosh is serving the Lake family.

Allen was born on December 10, 1962 to Orvin and Vera (Campbell) Lake at Oshkosh, Ne. He attended District 68, a one-room schoolhouse from k-2, north of Oshkosh, which is now part of the family ranch. He then attended school in Oshkosh and graduated from Garden County High School in 1981. He started his first business in 1977 when he and Scott Smith were given a dollar to take up the game cleaning business from Pete Peterson and Glen Vincent. The business brought in customers not knowing that they would turn into dear lifelong friends. Which, also made Big Al’s pickin barn a well-known attraction in Oshkosh, Ne. After graduating, he purchased his first backhoe, which started his excavation business. He later expanded with sand/gravel and redimix. In addition to this he was a vital part of the family ranch Lake Cattle Co LLC.

He married Andrea (Mendoza) Lake on May 29, 1993. To this union two children were born: son, Noah and daughter, Maddie. His hobbies were hunting, fishing, camping, and trapping. He took great pride in smoking meat for the hometown 4th of July celebration. He loved to entertain/host family and friends and is known for the Superbowl and New Year’s Eve parties. He always found a reason to celebrate and throw a party! He was a member of the North Platte Valley Sportsman Club.

He is survived by his wife Andrea, son Noah, daughter Maddie, father Orvin (Carol) Lake, sister Barbara (Devin) Empfield, niece Kelsey (Ethan) Walker, nephew Dakota Empfield, brother in-laws, Armando (Jane) Mendoza, Alonzo Mendoza, Ernesto Mendoza, Arnold Mendoza, sister in-laws, Aurora (Albert) Bautista, Margarita (Russ) Ronhke, Martha (Danny) Sabala, Amy(Dave) Noland, Anita Mendoza God-son Jr. Mendoza, God-daughter Brittany Mendoza and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins and extended family. 

Allen was preceded in death by his mother, Vera Lake, grandparents, Merritt & Mildred Lake and Warren & Margaret Campbell, uncle, Charles Lake, uncle Robert Cooper, in-laws, Henry & Guadalupe Mendoza and brother-in-law Henry Mendoza Jr.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Monday, May 17, 2021

3:00 - 6:00pm (Central time)

St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church

310 W 4th St, Oshkosh, NE 69154

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Prayer Service

Monday, May 17, 2021

Starts at 6:00pm (Central time)

St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church

310 W 4th St, Oshkosh, NE 69154

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Starts at 10:30am (Central time)

St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church

310 W 4th St, Oshkosh, NE 69154

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