|Robert Jay "Bob" Louk
Aug 30, 1963 - June 5, 2016
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.