We are so sorry to hear of Louie's passing. Our deepest sympathy.
We will not be able to be at the funeral as Dennis is at a memory loss home, and I have to be there to feed him.
We drove by what I remembered to be his old home in Kaukauna when my wife, Mary Jean, and I, were back in Appleton last month for a family reunion. We spoke with the neighbor next door where we thought his old home was located, but he did not know of Louie. This makes sense now when we see that Louie has been living in Pesthigo.
Anyway, my connection with Louie was St. John's University, Collegeville, Minnesota, where I graduated in 1961 with a degree in English. I was a freshman at SJU, and Louie was like my big brother, being a junior or senior when I was a freshman. Louie picked me up at my home at 716 E. Randall Street, and the two of us drove in his car to SJU in September, 1957. He was very kind to me, knowing that I had a lot of fear and trepidation heading away from home for college for the first time.
Louie, with his great, kind smile, has a special place in my heart and life experience, and I am so sorry that I was not able to see him before he passed away.
God rest his soul, and Mary, I do remember you very well as a beautiful, charming lady. You and your family have my sincerest condolences on the passing of a very fine man, husband, and father; he was a true gentleman in the fullest sense of the word!