Mr. Louis F. Abraham, Jr., 74, of Seymour, went home to be with the Lord, Saturday, January 13, 2018, at Schneck Medical Center.
He was born August 10, 1943, in Seymour to Louis F., Sr. and Mentoria (Elsner) Abraham.
Louis married Marsha L. Kasting on October 5, 1968, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Seymour.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, son, Brian Abraham, daughter, Lisa (Douglas) Kloeker, granddaughter, Briley Renee Abraham, sister, Joan Kreinhagen, daughter-in-law, Kara Abraham, brother-in-law, Mark Kasting, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded by his parents, brother-in-law, George Kreinhagen, and in-laws, Lyman and Bobbie Jean Kasting.
Louis graduated from Seymour High School, attended Ball State University, and graduated from Dunwoody College of Technology. He was a loving and supportive husband and father. He is our Hero! He loved being in the family business and carrying on his grandfather and father’s legacy in the community as co-owner of W.J. Abraham & Sons, which was founded in 1901.
He was an active member at Immanuel Lutheran Church and served on several church boards including Board of Elders, and was a past-president of the ILS School board, and Board of Property. In his younger years, he was a leader with the Boy Scout Troop 529 at FirstUnited Methodist Church, and a girls’ youth softball coach with Seymour Parks and Recreation.
Louis was in the U.S. Air Force Reserves at Grissom Air Force Base in Peru, IN. He was a member of the Seymour Jaycees and a current member of the Seymour Rotary Club, where he was a past-president, and received the honors of being awarded The Rotarian Paul Harris Fellow Award. He was a member of the Seymour Chamber of Commerce. He was currently serving as President of the Riverview Cemetery Board, which he has been a member since 1989.
He loved spending time with his family, including magical trips to Walt Disney World and relaxing at Destin, Florida. He was a loyal and supportive grandpa that loved every minute following his granddaughter’s social and sporting activities the past 18 years. He was a proud supporter of Trinity Lutheran High School.
Funeral service will be on Wednesday, January 17, at 11:00 AM at Immanuel Lutheran Church with Rev. Ralph Blomenberg, Rev. Philip Bloch, Rev. Jimmy Rodriguez, and Vicar Coleman Geraci officiating.
Friends may call at Voss Funeral Service on Tuesday, January 16, from 3 to 8 PM and on Wednesday at Immanuel Lutheran Church after10 AM until time of the service.
Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery with full military honors by VFW Post 1925, American Legion Post 89, Disabled Veterans 47, Korean and Vietnam Veterans, all of Seymour.
Memorial checks may be written to Riverview Cemetery, Immanuel Lutheran Church or Trinity Lutheran High School.
Online condolences may be given on the funeral home website at www.vossfuneralservice.com