Mansukhlal S. Desai, 73, passed away on June 8, 2010, in Monett.
He was the son of the late Shivlal Patel and the late Santok Patel. He was born in Kanbiwar, Bhavnagar, Gujarat, India, on May 18, 1937. He married at age 20 and had two sons, Harish and Dipak. he immigrated to America in March 1986. In America, through hard work in the New Orleans French Quarter, he established himself. In time, with his encouragement and funding, both sons entered into their own businesses. His life's dream of success in America will be carried on by his wife, Rasila, and sons' families, Harish, Dipti Nrupa, and Naman, of Monett, and Dipak, Sangita, Nirja and Nishka, of Clarksville, Ark.
Additional survivors include: his older sisters, Bhanuben Patel, and Lilliben Patel, and his younger siblings, Mohan S. Desai, Savita Kakadia, Madhu Patel, Girish Desai, Rasila Patel and Ranjan Lakhani.
Funeral services were held Sunday at White Funeral Home, Cassville.