Louis Loepker

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Louis Joseph Loepker, 67, of Freeburg, IL, born March 19, 1953, in Breese, IL, died Wednesday, May 20, 2020, at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL.

Louis was a business agent and negotiator for Operating Engineers Union Local 101. In his earlier years, he had previously served as funeral director. Louis was a member of Christ Church, Fairview Heights, IL. He was a small aircraft pilot who loved to travel.  He also enjoyed woodworking and nature.  His true passion, however, was deer hunting.  Most of all, he was a very proud grandpa and loved his family dearly.

Louis loved to do random acts of kindness and always noticed a person in need.  As a final act of kindness, he donated organs for Parkinson’s Disease research.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Florence, nee Kuhl, Loepker; and a nephew, Brian Majeski.

Surviving are his wife of 22 years, Donna, nee Brewer, Loepker, whom he married October 4, 1997;
his children, Ryan Loepker and Chelsie (Ryan) McWhorter;
a grandson, Charles Joseph “Charlie” Loepker;
two sisters, Janice (Steve) Gilmor,
and Kathy Majeski;
a brother, Jim (Carol) Loepker;
and nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Funeral:  A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.

 

 

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18 Comments on Louis Loepker

Marla Luehder said : Guest Report May 27, 2020 at 8:43 AM

Dearest Donna. You have my sincere condolences in the loss of your husband, your friend, your companion. Lou was such a nice man and you a dedicated wife. You and I are bonded in grief for our mates. Call me anytime you need someone who understands.

  • Swansea
  • Il
Sheila gallagher said : Guest Report May 25, 2020 at 6:08 PM

Donna and family, I am so sorry for your loss of Lou. He was a wonderful man. We enjoyed having him with us and he will be missed. God bless you all.

  • freeburg
  • Il
Jim Galvin said : Guest Report May 25, 2020 at 9:47 AM

Chelsie and family - I wish you solace in these difficult times.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Sharon Smith said : Guest Report May 24, 2020 at 1:05 PM

I am so sorry for your loss. Lou was a kind soul & I was blessed to know him ❤️

  • Shiloh
  • IL
Kelly Costello said : Guest Report May 24, 2020 at 10:50 AM

Lou always had a joke to share when he came into the church office. He was so nice. He will be missed.

  • Fairview Heights
  • Illinois
Kelly Costello said : Guest Report May 24, 2020 at 10:50 AM

Lou always had a joke to share when he came into the church office. He was so nice. He will be missed.

  • Fairview Heights
  • Illinois
James Henson said : Guest Report May 24, 2020 at 5:17 AM

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  • New York
  • NY
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  • New York
  • NY
Krista Allsup said : Guest Report May 23, 2020 at 12:20 AM

I am SO sorry Donna. Every time I saw him, he made me feel like I was his best friend. He was just so nice!!! I will be praying for you and your family. Love to you all!❤

  • Hurst
  • IL
Mary said : Guest Report May 22, 2020 at 11:58 PM

My condolences to the family! Lou was a great and kind hearted man! Prayers to all!

  • New athens
  • Illinois
Marilyn McClintick said : Guest Report May 22, 2020 at 8:06 PM

Donna, Ryan, Chelsie and families. So very sorry for your loss! .. You all are in my thoughts and prayers🙏🏻

  • Columbia
  • IL
Christine Carpenter said : Guest Report May 22, 2020 at 5:03 PM

Chelsea and Ryan I am so sorry for your loss. Donna, I know the last year’s couldn’t have been easy, thank you for being there. I’m so sorry. This will show my age but here is my best memory. My uncle is just 15 years older than me. I spent many weekends at grandma Loepker’s house.. So on Sunday mornings we would go to church and while grandma made lunch, uncle Lou, uncle Jim, myself and my brother would watch wrestling at the chase. (Dick the bruiser, von Eric brothers, etc) The best part though is that They would give us an actual glass bottle of Coke, remember those, and not tell grandma. We would snack on pieces of bread rolled into dough balls. Love all of you.

  • Madison township
  • Ohio
Deb Fruth-Conatser said : Guest Report May 22, 2020 at 1:25 PM

Was saddened to read of Louis’s passing. I remember him fondly. I went to school with him and he was funny and a nice kid growing up. His family has my deepest sympathies. He was one of the good guys.

  • Concord Township
  • Ohio
Joyce Kramer said : Guest Report May 22, 2020 at 1:15 PM

When I think of Lou, I always think of his sense of humor. He loved to laugh and make others laugh as well. My heart is with you Donna, Ryan, and Chelsie.

  • Carbondale
  • Il
Theresa Keilholz said : Guest Report May 22, 2020 at 12:46 PM

Donna, Ryan and Chelsie, We are so sorry for your loss. Please know we are here for you and love you. I hold such fond memories of Uncle Lou and will treasure them always. He is responsible for my love of frozen cokes. Love always, Theresa

  • Miamisburg
  • OH
Stacie Schneider said : Guest Report May 22, 2020 at 12:03 PM

Uncle Lou and I shared an affinity for frozen Coke. When I was little he would take me on special trips to get that treat. I will miss him and will remember those special times. We love you all and are sorry we can't be there at this time.

  • Centerville
  • Ohio
Eric Schneider said : Guest Report May 22, 2020 at 11:52 AM

Rest In Peace - Uncle Lou! We will miss you!!!

  • Centerville
  • Ohio
Connie Kramer said : Guest Report May 22, 2020 at 10:30 AM

Your in my thoughts and heart always!

  • Carbondale
  • Illinois

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