Mr. Held was a brew master for Stag/Carling Brewery, Local 50 IBT in Belleville, IL, starting at age 21 until he retired at the age of 62. He was also an Amway distributor and worked for Strano Realty. He enjoyed playing golf all his life with friends at Clinton Hills Golf Course and other area golf courses. Louis served more than two years in the U.S. Navy on a gun boat.
He was preceded in death by his father, John Roy Held; his mother, Eleanor Margaret, nee Geolat, Held Kennedy; a brother, John H. (Rosalea Swan) Held; two sisters, Dorothy (Forrest) Swanson and Helen McCrary; and a nephew, David Held.
Surviving are his brother, Anthony (Vera) Held of Belleville, IL;
six nephews, Paul (Nancy) Held of Belleville, IL,
Scott Held of Belleville, IL,
John (Nikkie) Held,
Mike (Debbie) Held,
Terri (Josie) Held, all of Minnesota,
and Steve (JoAnn) Swanson of Wisconsin;
two nieces, Penny (Ken) Murphy of Minnesota,
and Mickie (Sy) Hooty of Kansas.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.rennerfh.com.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Tony, please accept my sincere sympathy on the loss of your brother.
Jim Igel, Belleville, IL, 62223