As a youth, Louis worked for Kroger. He joined the United States Navy and served from July 1950 to August 1954. On returning home, he worked for Union Electric (Ameren) and retired in May 1990 after 37 years of service. Louis loved to fish, hunt, and visit his clubhouse.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Wilhelmina, nee Schmiz, Touchette; his first wife, Roberta, nee Reid, Touchette; seven brothers, Charles (Vaneta) Touchette, Ernest (Jean) Touchette, Vernon (Mary) Touchette, Cyril (Mary) Touchette, Aloysius (Teresa) Touchette, Milton (Dorothy) Touchette, and Albert (Lynn) Touchette; five sisters, Bernadette (Nolan) Cheatham, Albertine (Bernard) Holdener, Marcella (Joseph) Weir, Agnes Lingnol, and Maxine (Mickey) Loucks; a son-in-law, Allen Baum; and three brothers-in-law, Ralph and Dale Schwaegel and Theodore Vosholler.
Surviving are his wife of 45 years, Rosella “Happy” Dahm/Touchette, nee Schwaegel; two daughters, Denise (Billy) Thompson of Plymouth, MA, and Cheryl (Kent) Walker of Salem, OR; three stepchildren, Bill Dahm of Shiloh, IL, Bob (Sue) Dahm of Belleville, IL, and Sue Baum of Okawville, IL; a grandson, Louis Walker of Salem, OR; five step grandchildren, Kendra Dahm of Shiloh, IL, Nathan, Nick, and Emily Dahm of Belleville, IL, and Hannah (fiancé Derek Wafler) Baum of Carlyle, IL; three sisters-in-law, Norma Mueller of Waterloo, IL, Connie Schwaegel of Belleville, IL, and Joann Vosholler of New Baden, IL; and many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Randy’s Rescue Ranch (O’Fallon, IL) or the USO (St. Louis, MO). Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, May 15, 2022, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 15, 2022, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Deacon Corby Valentine officiating.
Private burial will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.